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Thoughts from category: the big knit 2017

meet the knitters: linda and sue

The other day we heard from Linda who, along with her sister Sue, have knitted an amazing 1935 hats in memory of their mum, Sheila.

Anyone who knits 2,000 hats for charity is already amazing in our book, but Linda and Sue’s reason for knitting over the last year is pretty special. Their mum Sheila was already a regular knitter and taught both Linda and Sue how to knit when they were little. They’d even taken part in the first few years of the Big Knit back when we started it up in 2003.

In 2015, while Sheila was in hospital, the three of them knitted little hats together before Sheila sadly passed away. As Sheila was born in 1935, Linda and Sue decided that they’d like to knit, completely unaided, 1935 of the little hats the three of them had always enjoyed knitting together.

Linda, Sue and Sheila, thank you for all the hats you’ve knitted over the years. We are hugely grateful and the Big Knit simply wouldn’t work without the help of great people like you. Thank you.

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