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Monday, July 30, 2012

Zillmere Knit and Natter...

The last Tuesday of the month K4BN has a Knit and Natter at the Zillmere Community Centre. Today I took my camera to capture some of the action. As well as the group of women who sit around the long tables, knitting, crocheting and chatting, there is also a constant stream of people who just drop off big bags of donations. I never ceased to be amazed by the amount that is collected from this K&N. Today a large number of donated toiletry bags (filled with toiletry items) were handed in as well as all the knitted and crocheted items.

Here's the entrance to this busy community centre...

Jenny holds up one of the crocheted blankets that came in today...

Some of the many bags of donated items, waiting to be sorted...

Elaine holds up the tartan crocheted blanket that she made....

This is Karen who is the organiser of K4BN. Karen was taken to hospital a few weeks ago after suffering chest pains.  She had a number of tests while an inpatient but is still undergoing a series of tests. She has been warned to 'slow down' and group members are endeavouring to find ways that Karen can delegate!

This member showed us the children's beanies she has made; ranging from premmie size up

This is another one of Elaine's blankets; this one is made up of 9  squares with 24 rounds. Clever Elaine,  less sewing up required with BIG squares!

This is Elizabeth holding up her knitted blanket. Knitted with scraps and odd balls , about 300 stitches on circular needles :-)

These gorgeous crocheted toys were dropped off by a donor this morning

Starting to sort donations; Jenny and Elaine did this today instead of Karen having to do it at home.

A view of the busy room....

Blankets packed into the bags ready for recipients/organisations etc that help the needy

There are a lot of activities for the indigenous community in this centre and today  this didgeridoo player dropped in to our room to give a short recital. he was great and he was so thrilled by our enthusiastic clapping when he'd finished. 
And this is another blanket that I've made from the donated squares.
Today's donations of knitted/crocheted items numbered over 140 with 30 of those being blankets.

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

Thanks for showing us what goes on at the Knit n Natter. What wonderful donations - they'll keep lots of people warm. You're all doing a fantastic job. xoxox

duchess_declutter said...

Wow - lots of busy people there. Good for you, what a great cause. cheers Wendy

kaiteM said...

Wow that's a really busy day and such a worthwhile one too. Thanks for sharing it.
Your last photo of the donated squares blanket, it looks as tho you stitch them together all the going the same way whereas i put them at 90 degrees to each other. Everyone has their own way.

Becky said...

WOW! That's an awesome amount to collect in a single day!

Maa said...

What an absolutely wonderful bunch of ladies you all are. Maria, you are so blessed to be part of this group. Makes me wish I lived up north again. Mmmmm...food for thought. Sue