The sessions with our volunteers have officially finished now, and we are completing the last sections of intestines and ‘brain braid’.
Looking back, the sessions have gone very well, with new people picking up needles (or hook) for the first time, other people using their knowledge to suggest improvements to my patterns, and helping to make sure everyone is managing.
Considering we met for, at best 4 hours a week, the amount of knitting completed if great, and we actually have enough ‘spare parts’ to make a total of 3 bodies – that’s 2 extra! We have used a variety of yarns, for example, one of the livers is black to demonstrate damage.
We can now unzip the first of the bodies and play with the pieces, which is great fun.
In addition to the ‘work’, we’ve been sharing patterns and ideas for charity knitting, supporting premature and neonatal baby units being close to our hearts. We agreed it’s a great way to start the week, and it’s our intention to continue meeting and working on our own projects.
If you would like to join us, you can find us at In The City, St George’s Shopping Centre, Lune Street, on Mondays, at the slightly earlier time of 1pm – 3pm. (If you plan on making a journey especially, please contact me first, just in case this changes).