• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Margaret Day, of Tehuacana, left, takes a break before making the last few stitches on a mat created from plastic grocery bags she made for a homeless person to use. At right, Jennifer Weaver, her friend and fellow member of a Tehuacana knitting group, connects loops of plastic into a long strand of plastic ‘yarn.’ The group meets every Monday at Tehuacana First Baptist Church for fellowship as they crochet or knit various kinds of charity projects.

Tehuacana knitter makes mat for homeless

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Thanks to a Tehuacana woman, a homeless person will be able to sleep more comfortably. Margaret Day has just finished knitting plastic grocery bags into a 7-foot by 3-foot mat on which a sleeping bag may be placed for someone sleeping outdoors.

Day plans to donate the mat to a ministry for homeless people.

“We were thinking that Church Under the Bridge, in Waco, could probably find somebody that could use it,” Day said.

She got the idea for the project from her friend Angela Bailey, who saw it on Facebook.

Day used a size K crochet needle and a single crochet stitch, crocheting until she reached the 3-foot width then turning back to crochet to the other end. She continued until she reached the desired length, which was 7 feet.


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