Club Spotlight: Knitting Club

Knitting Club President Cayman Webber ‘24,said members meet at the Arrupe House and align many of their projects with community service, including Clothes Line for Men.
Knitting Club President Cayman Webber ‘24, with scarves and a satchel that she handcrafted.
Knitting Club President Cayman Webber ‘24, a biology and philosophy major from Buckeye, Arizona, is shown with a few of her handmade creations.

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Club: Knitting Club

Meet: Knitting Club President Cayman Webber ‘24, is a biology and philosophy major from Buckeye, Arizona.

Connect: Follow the club on Instagram @uofsknittingclub

By: Gabriella Petti ’24, student correspondent

Knitting Club President Cayman Webber ‘24, a biology and philosophy major from Buckeye, Arizona, discusses the community service efforts of the knitting club.

Q: What inspired you to join the University Knitting Club?
"As a freshman coming from Arizona, I wanted to find my niche and my community on campus. ...What better way to do that than [through] something that I already loved, which is crafting. I did not know how to knit at the time, but I made a lot of great friends."

Q: Tell us a bit about the club.
"Twice a month, the first and third Mondays, we meet at the Arrupe House to knit and crochet."

Q: What type of knitting projects do you create?
"We like to center a lot of our work around community service, along with other fun projects. We make winter clothing, hats and scarves, and donate them for the underserved in our community."

Q: What community service events do you plan on doing where you can donate those crafts?

"We are hosting a craft table at the Safe Trick or Treat event (hosted by the Center for Service and Social Justice) where we'll make little yarn ghosts and spiders as decor for kids. Also, we're knitting hats for Clothes Line for Men, which donates to people who are homeless or reentering the workforce, or people in need. We plan to knit oven mitts ... for We Care, a program that prepares 50 to100 meals each week for the community. We especially want to give back to We Care because we host our meetings at the Arrupe House, where the We Care program is based."

Webber references the Rev. Pedro 
Arrupe, S.J., House, on Clay Avenue, hosts some of the many student volunteer programs offered by the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice that allow students to put their faith into action each day. 

Q: What is your favorite part about knitting club?
"The diversity of people I meet through it. We all love knitting. We are united under a common cause."

Q: Who can join the knitting club?
"Anyone is welcome to join the knitting club. You do not need to know how to knit. We welcome all skill levels.... Someone should join if they have an interest in knitting, or want to make friends, or be involved in a unique form of community service."


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