Last year me and another local woman took over the admin of a Facebook page for local knitter and crocheters when the owner decided she wanted to step down. We changed it to include all crafts and if you’re interested and close to Fleet in Hampshire you’ll find us here.
It has been fantastic, we have set up meet ups on Sunday afternoons, Friday evenings and now one of the members has started one on Wednesday afternoons too. We’ve just over 100 members and we also have impromptu meet-ups and excursions.As well as an excuse to eat cake and craft in public we support charities as a group. We’ve just finished making hats for Innocent Smoothies’ The Big Knit (119 hats between us) and our official charity for this year is Project Linus.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t jump in when help is needed! A local young girl has done something fantastic, she decided to make 200+ ducklings that hold a Creme Egg and sell them for a charity that is close to her family’s hearts – Great Ormand Street Hospital. Anyway if that wasn’t enough she contacted all the local supermarkets and they’ve all offered her creme eggs as a donation. How great is that? She’s 11.
So one of the supermarkets has promised her the whole 200 eggs so now she’s got the potential to sell an awful lot of them, but its a lot of knitting for her to do on her own so our group is going to pitch in and make some for her. This is my first one. I really liked knitting it, it was such an easy and cute knit so I’m going to aim for making one duck a day until the deadline in mid February. I’m so impressed with her, what a great girl to take on something like this and and to do it so well too.
When she has confirmation of the date she’s selling them I’ll let you know, and if you’re nearby please drop by and buy one. They’ll need good homes.