Knitting, crocheting enthusiasts add stitch to campus

SGA

The Student Government Association sanctioned Stitches, a knitting and crocheting club, during its Nov. 17 meeting.

“We’re a group that teaches the skill of knitting and crochet,” said senior marketing major Theresa Buckalew, president of Stitches.

The club has also taken on philanthropic endeavors.

“We’re doing a service project right now where we knit red scarves for orphans … to go in their Valentine’s care packages,” Buckalew said.

“We do different projects to keep our members interested,” said senior marketing major Natasha Srinivasan.

Current members emphasized that new members needn’t know how to work a needle to join the club.

“We teach you how to knit,” said senior international business major Kafele Boothe. “You don’t have to be a professional knitter.”

The club passed by a majority vote.

Now that SGA has approved Stitches, the club can request funding from SFB. Representatives of Stitches hope to obtain minimal funding to purchase knitting and crocheting supplies for new members’ use, according to Boothe.

After passing the club, the SGA moved into closed session.

Executive president Olaniyi Solebo, junior political science major, motioned for all non-voting SGA members to leave the meeting.

An SGA press release sent to campus media outlets reports that the Legal and Governmental Affairs committee plans to meet with N.J. Assemblyman Louis Greenwald to discuss the state budget as it pertains to higher education.

Emily Brill can be reached at brill3@tcnj.edu.