June 2013 News Archive

Hull grandmother knits more than 3,000 toys

Hull grandmother knits more than 3,000 toys (iStockphoto)

A grandmother in Hull has knitted more than 3,000 toys all in the name of charity.

Hull Daily Mail reports that 79-year-old Doreen Wiles has spent the last six years handknitting a range of characters, including Hull City mascots Mr Bean and Bertie Bassett.

Many of the toys are scattered around h... read more

Angus residents knit blankets for Guide Dogs

Angus residents knit blankets for Guide Dogs (iStockphoto)

People living in Carnoustie, Angus have been hard at work knitting squares to help make blankets for the charity Guide Dogs.

Margaret Iles, a retired nurse, told Guide and Gazette that she was recently visiting a friend at Stracathro Hospital when she noticed that some of the patients were knitti... read more

Warrington Hospital invites community to donate knitting

Dublin's Knitting and Stitching Show nears

Warrington Hospital has come up with an unusual scheme to make it a more dementia-friendly space.

Last week bosses launched the project and invited a string quartet to the Lovely Lane hospital to play for patients as they revealed that they were looking for help from the local community.

Warringt... read more

Knitters for Charity donate more than 3,600 items

Colorado group volunteers to knit clothes for community (Thinkstock)

Since it began in 2010 a library knitting group from Florida has managed to donate an impressive amount of woollen items.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Knitters for Charity, which is based at the Hudson Regional Library, has made a range of garments and useful designs to help local and nationa... read more

Canadian library marks World Wide Knit In Public Day

Canadian library marks World Wide Knit In Public Day (Thinkstock)

Knitting can be a great winter pastime, allowing you to snuggle up on the couch and while away an evening with your needles and wool.

But, come summer why not take your knitting outside?

If this seems like an alien concept to you then you could give it a go on Saturday June 8th as part of World W... read more

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