Stitch & Bitch: Interview with Club Members

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Stitch & Bitch is one of the few clubs on campus that I make sure I have time for. It’s a place where students can come together and complain, while also creating something to keep us warm. No topics are off limits: siblings, roommates, professors are discussed. Nothing leaves the room except for a new scarf. I interviewed a few members of the club, including one of the Co-Chairs.

Elena Tinschert: When was this club founded?

Mac Staino, Stitch & Bitch Cochair: Fuck if I know. Years before I got here.

Elena: What do you see for the future of the club?

Mac: My dream is to have a big group and have more members so that we can do weekly meetings and do some lessons. Right now, it’s more of a welcoming environment and much more chill.

Elena: Why should people join?

Mac: Because knitting is awesome and it’s a great way to keep your hands busy and you get to create something. It’s also great for making presents. If you’re feeling rebellious then you can knit during film screening or lectures.

Elena: Where did you learn to knit?

Mac: I learned in this club during my first year, actually Sarah taught me. I sew at home but I couldn’t bring my sewing machine so this is my new outlet.

Elena: What do you usually bitch about?

Mac: Classes, homework, other people’s drama. Whatever I’m watching on TV.

 

Elena: Where did you hear of the club and why did you want to join?

Sarah Glass, Junior and long time member: I joined my first year, I think I signed up at the club fair.

Elena: Where did you learn to knit?

Sarah: I taught myself how to knit in high school. I tried to get my mom to teach me but she was terrible so I learned through YouTube videos.

Elena: What have you made during the time of the club? What are you making right now?

Sarah: I knit a lot of stuffed animals. Like I’ve made a turtle and octopuses. Right now I’m working on a cable knit scarf- or a scarf of cables.

Elena: What do you usually bitch about?

Sarah: My roommate (who is co-chair of the knitting club, Almog Cohen-Kashi, and is currently sitting in the room)

Elena: What do you hope to gain from Stitch n Bitch?

Sarah: I just want to make people tea and teach people how to knit. Mac is my only success story!

 

Elena: Where did you hear of the club/ why did you want to join?

Erika Nielson, first year and new member: I heard about it at the club fair and it was something I’ve always wanted to try. I’ve got one sixteenth of a hat!

Elena: Where did you learn to knit?

Erika: I know how to croquet before but I learned how to knit here. My geometry teacher actually taught me how to croquet.

Elena: What have you made during the time of the club? What are you making right now?

Erika: I made a hat, a really cool super awesome hat. I’m making another hat. Maybe this one is a gift!

Elena: What do you usually bitch about?

Erika: Life, universe, everything.

Elena: What do you hope to gain from Stitch n Bitch?

Erika: A new skill and new clothes that I don’t have to pay for!

Stitch & Bitch is open to all, no matter what skill level of knitting one is at. In fact, most come in not knowing how to knit at all. The club meets every Tuesday, from 7-9pm in the Lynd Common room.

Elena Tinschert is a freshman at Sarah Lawrence College. She has a passion for fashion but is also broke so she is always on the hunt for the best deal. She currently has no idea what she wants to do with her life so she is studying a vast variety of subjects while trying to get her life together

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