Month: October 2018

Halloween wreath and a unicorn

Now here's a real treat: This is the amazing work of Margaret's daughter Judith. Judith (not the one who knitted the shawl, another one) is an honorary member of our group; she isn't able to come along on Fridays but hears all about us from her mum who proudly brings Judith's wonderful creations in to … Continue reading Halloween wreath and a unicorn

Don’t bother counting sheep

A snippet from Thursday's Manchester Evening News: If you suffer from insomnia and try counting sheep as a remedy - don't do it any more! According to researchers at Sydney University, your insomnia could be cured just by wearing woollen clothing in bed. The researchers claim that the wool helps keep the body in the … Continue reading Don’t bother counting sheep

It’s May in October

Oh my goodness! What a wild, wet and windy day we've had! I thought our numbers at the knitting group would be severely depleted but no, eleven intrepid knitters braved the elements to knit, natter and sample some of Christine's delicious orange and wholewheat cake - most impressive!  Not much debris in the park, just … Continue reading It’s May in October

Christmas stocking appeal

Christmas stocking appeal

If you fancy knitting or crocheting some mini Christmas stockings there are some patterns on the UK Handknitting Association’s website. They have asked for these to be sent to them for distribution to places that might be cheered up by them. I think that it would be fine to knit one for them and one for yourself, one for them, one for yourself, one for them,,,,,,,,,,

We are running our Annual Christmas Stocking Appeal again this autumn.

We are asking knitters and crocheters across the country to join to help us spread some festive cheer by making mini stockings for care homes, lunch clubs, hospices and foodbanks.

Last year we distributed more than 1,500 stockings to organisations all over the country. We hope this is the perfect chance for us to celebrate our craft and we want to get as many people involved as possible.

Anyone can get take part simply by making a mini Christmas stocking or sock from left over yarn. UK Hand Knitting has created four special knit and crochet patterns, all of which can be found here.

The stockings can be filled with a chocolate as a little gift, hung up individually as decorations or strung together as bunting.

You can drop off your stockings or even strings of stocking bunting at…

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