Junior high's knitting club grows from 6 to 90 members in months

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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ABC13's Pooja Lodhia and HTX+ visit an Alvin ISD group whose popularity goes beyond school walls.

PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A popular new club at Alvin ISD's McNair Junior High has some making jokes!

"My cousin is like, 'Oh, so you're a grandma now?'" laughed 12-year-old Audrey Tran.

Members of the school's new knitting club call themselves the McNair McKnitsters.

School nurse Tanya Hardin has been knitting for years and started the club a few months ago.

"I had a little sign-in sheet and six kids signed up," Hardin explained. "I thought that is a totally small number to be able to accomplish this."

In just a few weeks, the group of six turned into a group of 90.

Some students even come during the summer for extra practice and fun.

"I don't think it's just for grandmas," explained 12-year-old Layla Williams. "I think it's a really good way to not sit on your phone all day."

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