We all have our talents and I think the Knit and Natter Group are great at using theirs to help others. We have several ladies who are very good at either reading the knitting patterns or who are able to help others when they have gone wrong in their knitting. Then we have others who are able to come up with a different stitch or pattern to use so we don’t get bored with the projects. We have others who are excellent at putting new people at their ease and making them feel welcome, and some who will use all those very small odd bits of wool and will turn them into a lovely blanket so nothing is wasted. All this goes on whilst knitting over a cup of tea and a friendly chat. What more could you want!
From our location whilst sitting in the sanctuary we are also able to watch the ‘comings and goings’ of the coffee lounge where visitors are always made to feel welcome. Whether they just want to gather their thoughts before continuing their shopping, have a break from one of the many classes that meet at the church, or meet up with friends to put the world to rights.
We have a few projects in the pipeline starting with taking part in World Wide Knit in Public Day on 10 June. You will be able to find us outside the church between 10am and 12 noon, knitting or crocheting and showing off our work. We are also hoping that others will join us for a morning of companionship and craft work. This will also coincide with a bacon butty morning, with all profits going to the charity Adventure Aid. The group is also knitting and crocheting children’s hats, gloves and toys for this mission. Jo Farmer will then take the items out to the Sattenapalli Orphanage Project in Southern India when she goes to visit the project in October this year.
You will be able to see the group's handiwork at the Royal British Legion Stand at the Broadstone Family Fun Day on 2 July at the recreation ground. The group has been asked to provide the stand with some knitted poppies, which proved very successful when we sold them for Remembrance Day last year.
The Broadstone Methodist Church Knit and Natter meet in a relaxed friendly atmosphere over a cup of tea or coffee, every Monday at 10am - 12 noon (except bank holidays) in the Sanctuary at the church. You can bring your own project or you can join in one of the charity projects, where wool and needles are provided. All skills are welcome.