Monday, 17 January 2011

oak trees, climbing roses, baskets, trugs and radio











Knitted radio sent in today by Jenny Richards - thanks Jenny it is wonderful!

Wow, what a very busy two weeks. Thanks to articles in Listed, January's issue of BH Life and Dorset Echo on Thursday 13th Jan I have been inundated with phone calls and emails from groups, families, individuals wanting to join in. Six new groups joined last week and 2 today! Most days about 30 people join in so we are now well over 1,000 knitters working on the garden.

Last week Redhill TWG joined us and are taking on one of the pillars in the entrance hall on the library with a knitted climbing rose.

Southbourne library held its first knitting group and 14 ladies came and will make work for the garden. Good to meet you all ladies.

I went to Oakmead College this morning and helped teach 30 girls to knit but they need more sessions. Some of them preferred to finger knit. They plan to turn one of the pillars into an oak tree with roots, leaves, wildlife. It should look wonderful.

Posters, fliers and collection boxes for wool have now gone out to all the libraries.

I did a live radio interview for BBC Solent on Wed 12th at 1.45 - it is still available to listen to on their website. They are coming to interview a number of knitters for a second programme on the project early next week.

The project has now linked with Bournemouth's councils Big Green Fortnight ( May 23rd - June 4th) so we have extended the exhibition for another week to allow children who have a half term holiday to come and see it.

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