Thursday, 28 April 2011


3 days and five helpers most days - looks fantastic, totally knackered but very very happy!!

I will sleep all day tomorrow and just finishing off installation on Sat.

Make sure you catch the live programme on Radio Solent at 7.30 am on Tuesday 3rd.

Photos to follow!!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


Spent a great day with lots of helpers getting the rose arch up, pond in place, tree up and rockery in place, ooh yes and the bunting too.

Lots of interest from visitors to the library and lots of stories about how people (mostly men) learnt to knit.

I would love to hear your stories of how you learnt to knit too!

People still joining the project and we are giving knitting patterns out at the library for people to make work to add to it.

Big thanks to all who helped today!!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Almost ready to install......

Just a few last minute bits and bobs to do and spent a lot of yesterday making a base for the pond, a trug and sewing lots of flowers on to stems. Still more flowers to put together but an easy job to do - but would appreciate any offers of help for this.

2 new people joined yesterday as they had only just heard about the project and would have been busy making all winter if they had known. But they are going to make as much as they can in the last 2 weeks before we open. Welcome Sue and Lyn.

Any work that is being delivered can just be left in my porch. Invites for collection are there - help yourselves.

I am not posting more photos now as would like to have some surprises for you all!

The following groups have taken part - have I missed anyone???

Arts University College Bournemouth – staff and students

Bournemouth University

Beales Dept Store knitting group, Bournemouth

Boscombe Resource Centre

Bournemouth Home Library Service/Housebound Reading Group/WRVS

Bournemouth Housing Association for the Elderly, Southbourne

Bridport Bag Ladies, Bridport

Carberry Machine Knitters, Christchurch

Crafty Capers, Charmister Library Craft Group

Crafty Ladies, St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome

E11 Knitters, London.

Ewe2Ewe, craft group, Sway, New Forest

Grapevine Craft Group, St Paul's Church, Throop

Heathlands Primary School, West Howe

Hooked on Crochet, House of Fraser Dept store

Juniper Day Centre, Christchurch

K2 knitters, Poundsbury, Dorchester

Kinson Methodist Church, Kinson

Kinson Primary School

Knitty Knatters from Hilmarton, Dorset

Lansdowne Townswomen’s Guild

Malvern Day Centre, Bournemouth

Northbourne Afternoon Towns Women’s Guild

Nortoft Day Centre, Charminster

Oakmead College, West Howe

Pennington Purlers, Pennington Wool Shop, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth

Pelham’s Craft Club, Kinson Community Centre, Kinson

The Quangle Wangle Choir

Red Tent Knitting Group, Boscanova Café, Boscombe

Redhill Townswomen’s Guild

Sunrise Senior Living, Southbourne

Shooting Stars Knitting Group, Southampton

Southbourne library knitting group

Southbourne Afternoon Women’s Institute Knit and Knatter

Tuckton Library knit and knatter group

Threads ’n’ Yarns craft group, Starbucks, Westbourne

Wallisdown Heights Day Centre, Bournemouth

West Howe knitters, Inspiration for Change Shop, West Howe

Wimborne Yarnaholics

Wool Workshop, Corfe Castle

Day Centre in Weymouth

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

We made page 3 in Bournemouth Echo on Monday 11th April

Friday, 8 April 2011

Southbourne Library

Our group at Southbourne Library has only been going since January but there are around 30 contributers. We are having great fun and making some great new friends. Some beautiful pieces of finished work are already being handed in and are being admired in the library. We can't wait for the exhibition to see the finished collection all together.