Wool shack sees West Norfolk knitters unite for two projects

Norfolk Knitters and Stiches who have been knitting Squares for dressing gowns for the elderly, and also A knit-a-mouse-athon iao of Cats protection'knit-a-mouse iao Cats Protection, group member Olive Ramshaw (left) with Lindsay Tempest (Cats Protection Downham Market) ANL-160129-194611009
Norfolk Knitters and Stiches who have been knitting Squares for dressing gowns for the elderly, and also A knit-a-mouse-athon iao of Cats protection'knit-a-mouse iao Cats Protection, group member Olive Ramshaw (left) with Lindsay Tempest (Cats Protection Downham Market) ANL-160129-194611009
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Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers were busy at their Providence Street Community Centre base on Friday – with projects to help the elderly and their feline friends.

This month, the group made squares into dressing gowns for elderly people suffering from the cold in this country.

They also held a Knit-a-mouse-a-thon in aid of the Cats’ Protection League to see who could knit the most mice!

More than 90 people attended the group’s monthly meeting which was West Norfolk Wool Shack Open Day.

A total of 610 squares (six dressing gowns) and 30 mice have now been knitted.

Publicity officer Susan Thompson said: “It was a good day. We had more people there than ever before.

“About half of the group made the square while the other half helped knit mice.”

Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers support many charities.

The West Norfolk branch have now knitted more than 5,000 individual items for charity in the past nine months.

The next monthly meeting will take place on Friday, February, 26, between 10am and midday.