Are you a keen knitter looking for your next project? North Devon Hospice Volunteer, Joyce, explains why you should grab your needles and get knitting for Knit-In next month…
In recent years, knitting – along with several other needle crafts – has become incredibly popular, and for good reason too. As well as being a superb hobby to get into if you want to try something new, knitting is a lovely mindful activity that’s perfect to absorb your attention and let your creative juices flow. And with a variety of different yarns and patterns on offer, those taking on a knitting project can make a whole host of beautiful creations, whatever their skill level.
For me, knitting is one of those rainy-day hobbies that I always enjoy. I get so much out of sitting down with a cuppa and working away with my needles to create something beautiful for myself or someone else that they can keep forever. Whether it’s a blanket, hat, scarf, or jumpers, I try and pour love into every project, and am fascinated with watching the stitches come together as I work. But while I’ve made lots of gorgeous garments in my time, one of my favorite knitting projects that I love to get involved in is North Devon Hospice’s Knit-In.
Every year, crafters from all walks of life come together to knit something special and raise vital funds for local patients and families facing a life-limiting illness like cancer. From Easter chicks to chunky blankets, this wonderful community of knitters has made some truly stunning creations over the years while making a real difference to people journeying through the most difficult of times. What better way to use your needle skills?
Being a hospice volunteer as well as a keen knitter, I am privileged to see first-hand the difference this amazing charity makes. The care, support, and comfort that the hospice provides to people at the end of their life, whether at home or on their Bed Unit, is so very special. Having a dignified death is something everyone deserves, and we can make it happen.
So, whether you’re a youngster who’s new to this haberdashery hobby or a lifelong knitter like me, I would encourage you to use your time and talent to do something wonderful and get knitting for Knit-In! Contact the Fundraising Team to find out more today.
Written by Joyce Fowler, North Devon Hospice Volunteer