How the time has flown!
The last post about knitting and knitters was way back in January. Since then, the group has continued to flourish with attendances of around 10 to 12 most weeks. The weather has been very kind this year and Knitting Friends in the Park was indeed an appropriate name for the group with as many as seven sessions spent enjoyably knitting and nattering in beautiful sunshine.
The group celebrated its third birthday on 22nd August with a ‘bring and share’ lunch in the pavilion. It was a little bit like an Annual General meeting with the ‘boss lady’ giving a short but heartfelt thank you to everyone for their attendance and donations. The money raised so far (in the three years) is a whopping £1335.78! The third project is going to be something in the pavilion – probably an adjustment to one of the windows to allow daylight in. Unfortunately all the windows have been obscured, for security and practicality, and there’s no view to the outside. But, there might be way to open one of them up.
Knitting projects have been varied, with a variety of garments, accessories and toys making their appearance.
This little chap was made by Sheila:
and whatever the group gets for him will be added to the donation pot.
This amazing crocheted blanket was made by Jane for her daughter to take to Uni:
something that will remind the lovely Lydia of home and her mum’s love.
And then there’s been Kathy’s project of hats for the Open Arms Village in Kenya.
It’s quite amazing how generous knitters can be, especially when it’s something for children. Kathy mentioned the project to a few friends and neighbours, as well to the Knitting Friends. In just a few weeks, a fabulous total of 252 hats, 20 jumpers and quite a few cardi’s were made and given to charity volunteers to take to Kenya.
Another charity ‘event’ was the Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by the Knitting Friends on 26th September.
There is a lot more that could be written about but, actually, if you’re able to, come along one day to meet the group and find out what they get up to.
You’ll have an ideal opportunity on 31st October when the Knitting Friends will be holding an Open Day. There will be an exhibition of items knitted and crocheted as well as a few bits and pieces for sale. Drop in between 10 and 12 for a chat and some refreshments.