The community of SWE was asked by a nurse at Aintree hospital, if the group could Twiddle Muffs for Dementia patients on one of the wards that she works. Twiddle muffs help to calm the patients as they have something to do with their hands.
During the crisis of the pandemic, the ward where the nurse works was used as a full covid ward, which meant that all the twiddle muffs they had were disposed off. This was to ensure that the ward was throughly clean.
It has since been returned to a "white safe" ward, so the patients were in need of twiddle muffs again. The nurses are replenishing the twiddle muffs out of their own pockets.
Some of our knitters rose to the challenge and have produced 9 so far. We are thankful that the knitters of SWE can support such a worthy cause.
Thanks to all our knitters and crocheters, we have received over 300 squares (30th July, 2020).91 of them are going to be sewn into a tapestry, which will have the word COVID 19 appliqued onto it. This will help to commemorate this time.
Each letter of covid is an acrostic for:
The rest of the squares will be sewn together to make scarves for the winter to distribute to the homeless of Liverpool.
Oh my goodness! We just had a delivery of 40 knitted and crocheted squares for our project.
We are so grateful for everyone who has sent in squares so far. This parcel didn't have a note in it, so we don't know who it's from. If it was you, then send us a private message or email Somewhere Else.
You have just a couple of weeks to get any more squares in for us. We will be stopping on the 1st of July 2020, so we can put them all together. That will be a long, but exciting, process given how many we've got!
Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!
From Laura, OPP - 13th June, 2020.
Click. Why CLICK?
Our Senior Steward, Andrew Lovelady, wrote this short "poem" which explains...
So as you knit or crochet your squares; remember that you are sharing your love for others, with each stitch.
Simple Granny Square: