The Henley Library Knitting Group have been busy again over the last few weeks making things for a new display in the window.
This time the group have been knitting and crocheting for charity. They have made little hats (about the size of an egg cosy) for Age UK, knee blankets and dignity shawls for patients in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, twiddle muffs for people with dementia and clothes and toys for premature babies and babies in Africa.
The little hats are to go on the top of on top of Innocent smoothie drinks bottles. For every hat that Age UK Oxfordshire sends to Innocent, 25p is donated by Innocent towards the charity’s unfunded Information and Advice Helpline. The cute octopuses were made for premature babies and these were sent to Stoke Mandeville hospital.
Tricia Lovell, Assistant Library Manager said, “The group all Goggled knitted items for charity and then we decided which ones we would support. We found out about twiddle muffs which have buttons and ribbons stitched on to them – they are a great stimulation activity for restless hands for people who are suffering from dementia. We thought we would also add a few knitted bees to the display too to tie in with the Henley in Bloom theme. We’ve used up all our donated wool for this project so if anyone has any leftover wool hanging around we’d really appreciate it.”
The knitting group meets between 10.30-12 noon on a Thursday and new members are very welcome.
Henley Library is also looking at starting a French club for fluent speakers once a month on a Monday starting on 18 September between 6-7pm. They are looking for more people to join. To register pop into the library or call them on 01865 815278