Meet Kierra.   Kierra is one of the 15-20 women at Friends of Guest House in Alexandria, Virginia whom Project Knitwell volunteers work with each week.   Kierra and the other women at Guest House are re-entering the community after having spent time in prison.Some may ask — why knitting when these women have so many other challenges to face? 

Many of the women have been surprised and delighted to discover that knitting actually helps them tackle some of the bigger challenges they are facing:  to give up smoking, to build patience, to stay focused, to practice generosity.  And…it results in a tangible product  like this colorful scarf that Kierra is so obviously and deservedly tickled with!