Knitting and Saving the World

cops and robbers

I read a great article on the BBC earlier.

It is unusual to see the words ‘Brazilian prison inmate’ and ‘knitting’ in the same sentence, but here it is. Knitting is generally a force for good, unless of course you get in the way of the wrong end of a knitting needle. But this, this is taking things to a totally different level.

Raising self-esteem, providing an income to convicts, creating transferable skills from the inside to the outside and even creating harmony in one of the roughest prisons in Brasil. All with two needles and a bucket of yarn.

Check out the link if you get a chance – if only just to see huge, criminal hard-men sitting quietly knitting away like a bunch of prison outfit wearing grannies.



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