absolutely blown away this week when the lovely Wendy got in touch to say that
her Knit &
Natter group at Age UK Devon had made a whopping 20,000 hats for the Big Knit
this year. That is the largest total we have ever heard of and our minds were well and truly boggled.
We got back in touch with Wendy to find out a bit more about the group behind
We found out that there are twenty
five people who regularly attend the Knit & Natter groups but not everyone
knits - some just come
because they know they will find warmth and friendship, plenty of chat and a
good cuppa. Sometimes there's even cake.
make all sorts of things; little jackets for the local premature baby unit as
well as bedsocks, scarves, mittens and other ‘keep warm’ items (most of which
are given away in their local community).
course, they also make little hats. The Big Knit is one of their favourite
projects and keeps everyone knitting throughout the year.
they'll be patting themselves on the back for some time to come because their
hard work is going to make a massive difference to this year’s campaign. We bow
down to you, Knit & Natter group of Age UK Devon. You are the greatest.