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 knitting small squares using donated wool as part of their respite.
This allowed them to both relax and learn a new skill at the same time and resulted in the production of a number of fabulous handmade blankets.
They were donating them to help Guide Dogs, along with other centres and healthcare sites across the region.
Ms Iles was so taken with the idea that, while visiting residents at Braehill Lodge in Carnoustie, she spoke to activity coordinator May Milne and told her of the work being done to help the animals.
Now, in only a few short weeks residents and visiting family members have produced over a dozen knitted squares, each of which are going to be used to help make small blankets.
These can then be donated to Guide Dogs to be used as bed linings.
Ms Iles contacted local Guide Dog puppy walker Heather Knight to tell her about the community project and she visited the Lodge with Guide Dog puppy Amber to collect the first two blankets produced at Braehill.
The first blanket to be completed was handed to Amber to be used as her bed blanket, which will also go with her as she begins her training at Forfar in a few months time. It will be a familiar item she can keep with her so that she remains calm and happy as she moves between homes.
Meanwhile, the second blanket will be taken to the Forfar centre for another puppy.
Ms Knight said: "This is a fantastic project and Amber loves her pink blanket. Guide Dogs are always in need of blankets for the dogs so we very much appreciate the work of Annie and May and the others at Braehill."
Blankets can be an especially easy thing to knit if you find yourself with spare time on your hands. Using a selection of brightly-coloured yarns you can create really fun designs which you can then donate to charities, such as homeless shelters, old people's homes and animal rescue centres.