Last year was an amazing year for our fundraising appeals and this year we have more exciting things happening.
The Big Wisdom Knit
Our Knit, Stitch and Natter Group have been given permission to display their knitting in the window of our Chatham shop, which can't come at a more perfect time as The Pentagon have chosen us as their Charity of the Year!
Inspired by a wonderful exhibition at Olympia by another hospice we thought we could attempt something similar but on a smaller scale. October is the month chosen for our display which gives us some time to plan and knit our creations. It will also link in with the Harvest Coffee morning.
Each plot/container should not exceed around 12" x 12" and you will need to obtain some thick, stiff card to use as a base to attach your knitting to. We have also raided the donations corner for baskets which could be filled with knitted flowers, insects etc. Let your imagination go wild! You can work as an individual, in pairs or groups to produce your contribution. The knitting should be permanently fixed to your base or basket as it will need to be transportable.
There are a few patterns below to help you get those imagination cells working overtime!
If you can't knit but want to get involved perhaps you could help by donating some double knit wool as you can imagine our group will be going through a lot and any colour would be brilliant we will use it all.
Thank you for your support.
We were once again overwhelmed by donations of knitted items in the build-up to Christmas! Stockings, candy canes, robins, tea cosies, Christmas puddings, snowflakes and elves, all proved very popular when on sale at the many events over the festive period. Knitting for The Friends in 2016 from the Easter, Summer & Christmas Appeals as well as from the Knit, Stitch and Natter group, hospice Fayres, and community events has raised over £2,500! Thank you to all our knitters for making this possible.
A special thanks to Pat Wade and Sue Turner who work tirelessly to make this all happen. Our knitting group has evolved so much and it’s all thanks to them.
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Please find below some patterns to get you started. Happy knitting!
Bunny Egg Cosies Pattern.pdf
Mini Egg Basket Pattern.pdf
White Duck & Yellow Chick Pattern.pdf