I love this article from the Hartford Courant.

Sixteen-year-old Ruby Alvarez says, “When I knit I don’t think about anything. I just knit. It helps me relax. When I’m sad and feel down I knit. It just makes me feel better. I recommend it to others that are going through issues and stuff.”

Dennis Henderson, 16, from left, Nathan Awuah, 16, and Ruby Alvarez, 16, spend time knitting together during their weekly knitting class at New Visions Alternative School. The school recently started a knitting class that helps students to relax. 

The article by Patrick Raycraft (praycraft@courant.com) and the accompanying photo appear in the January 11, 2019, issue of the Hartford Courant.