Knitting Club takes up its needles again . . .

This club must surely be one of the most informal clubs that this village has ever known. With no regular format, no rent for the meeting place, no recognised meeting programme and, above all, no committee!

What it does have is a meeting place – the Café Oak in Queen Street. It offers everyone an opportunity to meet there on a Friday morning, usually from 10 to 11.30am, to have a drink and to chat, to socialise and to meet like-minded people. It also encourages knitters, both new and, well I hesitate to say old, let’s just say those well-skilled in the craft of knitting.

What it also has is a commitment to engage in community projects. For such a young club, just two years old, there have been five such projects, all involving knitting, crocheting, sewing and use of individual imaginations and skills.

This year will be no exception, as we will take on the ambitious project of decorating parts of the church and churchyard, in November, with the red poppies that portray the Remembrance commemorative.

At the same time, we will also be making poppies suitable to be worn on the lapel. Proceeds of the sale of these poppies will be donated to the Royal British Legion, who is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The wool, in red and black, and the knitting and/or crocheting patterns for these poppies, will be available from the people named below, or just come along to the Café on a Friday morning.

If you cannot get to the Café on a Friday, but would like to help with this project, we would be delighted to include your skills, just contact one of the people mentioned below.

Nicky Brice     tel: 746034      46 West Street  
Jean Gingell    tel: 742490      14A Newton Road
Pam Hopkins   tel: 742292      9 Grafton Road