The St. Andrew’s knitting group began knitting for charity in the Autumn of 2008. Since then we have grown slowly in numbers and ability and produced an incredible body of work.
We meet on the last Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm for an hour or so to swap patterns; share knitting tips have a drink and a chat.
We began this year by welcoming new members to our group and accepting new challenges. Our strangest was to knit viruses for ‘Glasgow City of Science’ to help with their hygiene project for schools. We sent them nine salmonella and one common cold bug.
Romania received several bags containing mainly hats and scarves that we had knitted. About a dozen adult hats have gone to the Cardiff homeless, and two single blankets have been made from donated squares.
The Lincolnshire Police have appealed for knitted teddies that they can give to children caught up in traffic accidents, and we have just sent them a consignment of 23.
Baby hats are a great favourite to knit and we have just sent 87 to Uganda, via Radyr church and its links with the charity ‘Pont’. Also included in this delivery were 42 vests and matinee jackets along with five blankets and a few bootees. We have been asked to knit for the neo natal unit in UHW, and are awaiting feedback so that we know exactly what they want. Who knows what other requests will be made of us?
You can see that we have projects for all interests and abilities. Some people like to knit lots of different articles, some like to knit squares for blankets, some folk come regularly, some send us in work they’ve done at home, or send us wool to support us. If you would like to be part of our group a warm welcome awaits you.
For further information please speak to Jackie Phillips or email us: