Stitching for Charity

Although our regular meetings have stopped during the coronavirus epidemic, we are continuing to make things for charity as usual, and some of us are also turning our hands to making face masks to supplement routine social separation, especially when going into shops etc.

We love making knitted teddies, and have started adding smaller versions to go with them by using thinner wool and needles

KNITTED TED (garter st) with diagram

Edgar ws

Carol writes “In between other projects, I make things for Knit for Peace, who send parcels to war and disaster zones, mainly for children but also for adults. Their website gives ideas, patterns and information about what is most needed at the moment, as well as details of where to send your donations.
I love being able to use up left over wool for a good cause.”
Philippa writes ” I was given this Knitting pattern for ribbed hat by my aunt who knitted dozens for the Mission to Seamen. I volunteer at Wintercomfort and find they are very popular with the clients there.
Knitted squares are also a good way of using oddments of time and wool.
These twiddlemuffs have been knitted for people with dementia at Addenbrooke’s