The thriving ‘Hanover Knitters’ from Hanover Close in St Neots, Cambridgeshire are in high demand. Following a successful year knitting 40 blankets for their local care home, they are now knitting for their fellow residents at the nearby Hanover Extra Care estate, Poppyfields.
The group, which has 25 members, was founded three years ago and is made up of residents from Hanover Close. It has also attracted people from the local community. The next task for the group is another batch of blankets for residents at Poppyfields, which will be handed over during a celebration lunch. Then the group plans to link with the local animal rescue centre, making smaller blankets for rescued cats and dogs.
Angela Begnett (pictured second from the right), founder of the group, says: ‘Knitting and crocheting seems to be having a great revival at the moment. We are making the most of it in St Neots. It’s a great way of meeting people, making new friends, socialising and even doing some knitting!’
If you would like to help knit or crochet blankets, clothes or toys, please see this Saga website for details of some of the many organisations you can help.