After February’s talk on the ‘Therapeutic Benefits of Knitting’ we were inspired both to make some group blankets to donate to charity and to start a new Knit and Natter group.
Jackie Vickerman and Gill Chapman have agreed to be joint leaders.
At present the group can only meet on Zoom and will meet on the 3rd Thursday afternoon of each month starting at 2pm; so the next meeting will be held on 17th June.
If you wish to attend and did not come to the first meeting then please email Julie Andrews or use the website contact form to tell us, so that your name is included on the list for a Zoom Invite.
For the group blanket it has been decided to make 6 inch squares with DK yarn and using 4mm knitting needles. Stitch choice and colour are left up to the knitter.
Already many squares have been knitted and Jackie is in the process of finding some suitable charities for our donation. Plans are also under discussion on how to organise collection and sewing together of the squares. However, this may not be practical until later in the year, so please keep knitting your squares and store them at home for now.
Update: Gill Chapman has spoken to many of the local Care and Nursing homes in Hythe and now has a list of those who would be pleased to accept a blanket. Looking at our new monthly meeting programme you will see that at the September meeting we will be making all the knitted squares into blankets.
Members of this group have been busy knitting already and some examples of their work are shown in the gallery below.