Crazy about Knitting

Crazy about Knitting


Welcome to this months meeting. It was so lovely to see you all last month and hope you all
felt safe and comfortable. With the Covid numbers in Wiltshire being the highest they have
ever been we are obviously sticking with all the same safety precautions as last month.
So, keep safe, stay well and have fun.
Last month saw all our Operation Christmas Child knitting so off to Clare, Kay from Brookside
collected all our poppies we had done so far and Operation Orphan have collected 31 boxes
of your lovely knitting. So thank you everyone!!
We have also paid a little visit to Pin & Needles in Devizes and filled the car with new yarn �
Next month – Although we are unable to enjoy our Christmas lunch with you this year, we
would still like to do a Christmas collection and we would like to support Alabare, the charity in
Chippenham supporting the homeless. We will be collecting any toiletries for either men or
women and we will have a box out next month ready for you to put in any donations you wish

Projects for November


1) Age UK Innocent hats are great for all your oddments of wool. We have delivered
over 1,000 in the last few weeks so let’s start on our next 1,000!!
2) Christmas events for our RUH Bath fundraising are starting to now appear which is
fantastic. Any snowmen or Father Christmas puppets, tree decorations, dinosaurs or
anything Christmassy would be lovely.
3) Operation Orphan, blankets or ‘strips’ for blankets are needed. This is size 8/4mm
needles, double knit yarn, 60 stitches, garter stitch. Then just KNIT until its approx. 5 ft
long. You can change colour as and when or by knitting 120 rows then change colour
that should make a square. We did say in our last newsletter that they were only
accepting the blankets, that was until they saw our puppets and they would love some
of them as well.
4) Spurgeon, baby blankets, cot blankets, baby cardigans 0-3mth and 3-6 mth are greatly
5) Alabare, would still love adult hats, gloves, scarves and large blankets.

Next meetings Wednesday 1 st December 2021 10.00am –12.00noon at Melksham Baptist Church
and Thursday 2 nd December 2021 6.45pm – 8.45pm at Melksham Baptist Church

Cost £2.00.

Please bring any knitting you have already done and want to donate to our charities.
It will be lovely to see you and Happy Knitting
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