It was January 2011 when we held our first meeting and welcomed eleven people to our newly formed charity knitting group. Since then, more people have joined us and we now have a regular group of around sixteen very enthusiastic ladies coming along to the church hall from 1.30pm on the first and third Tuesday afternoon in the month to knit, chat, laugh and finish off with a cup of tea and cake.

Over the past four months, and despite all the talking that goes on, we have produced quite an array of garments which have been passed on to the Lymm group for forwarding to charitable organisations. We have knitted Teddy bears, baby blankets, hats, scarves, mittens, socks, sweaters, vests and premature baby hats and jackets all made with our own loving hands and with thoughts in mind of those to whom these gifts will go. We have some ladies who have us all agog each week when they bring along the most beautiful baby garments which they have knitted in their own time at home. Their enthusiasm is amazing, as is that of the whole group and it just goes to show that the art of knitting hasn’t died out but is alive and kicking.

If anyone would like to join us they would be most welcome. It doesn’t matter if your knitting skills are basic as we have a mixed group with quite a few members who are inexperienced but who are learning from those who have been life-long knitters. We would appreciate donations of wool from anyone who has any wool they wish to get rid of. We would also love to have some men come along and join us, so don’t be shy!