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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Zillmere...

Last week I caught up with knitting friends who attend the Knitting for Brisbane's Needy, Zillmere Knit and Natter at the community centre there on Handford Road...
Bubbles the Sheep is our new cash donations' money box...


The knitted/crocheted items that were handed in that day show the dedication of the members who keep working on items for the needy despite some quite hot weather....
Blankets are always in demand....
 Some of the balls of yarn that have been donated...

 And this box of yarns as well...

Adult sized garments are always in demand as well...



A bag of knitted Teddies from one member...
 Ann arrived with a large bag overflowing with items, including quilts and crocheted blankets, as well as some children's clothing she had made...

One of the dresses that Ann made for a needy child...

 Trish, another member, arrived with a bag of toys that she had made since the December K&N...

Trish also made some more of her very popular elephants.



I think the item count of donations handed in that morning was over 100...so a good start to the new year.

 I just had to take a photo of Elaine, below, as she told me that her personal tally for completed crocheted blankets in 2013, was 101! Now I believe that some of those were joining donated squares into blankets but the majority were Elaine's famous blankets made with '20 round' squares and made mostly using scraps of yarn. A great effort in any terms!
Well done, Elaine!

7 comments:

Una said...

What a busy group and I'm seriously impressed by the target of 101 blankets.

Maree: said...

What a Great a Group you belong too Maria Very Productive
Cheers

Maria said...

A fabulous effort y'all your members Maria

Dorothy said...

What a great effort from obviously a great group of people. I'd love to be part of a group like this but unfortunately there's nothing like that where I live. :( Keep up the good work. xox

Cath said...

What an amazing group of ladies....well done girls!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Nicky said...

What a wonderful group doing some great work... well done...

Susan said...

Amazing - I have a few squares for you but this makes me feel very inadequate...