High Ham Knitting Group
NEXT MEET-UP Thursday 16th January 2020
We meet at Tutnell House, Henley, on the 3rd Thursday of the month 2-4.
If you would like to join us, an experienced knitter or not, you will be made very welcome. If you you have wool, needles, buttons, ribbons etc,you nolonger want - contact Margaret Cox 01458 250861 or 07766576356
Ginny Smith joined the knitters to show photos of the last trip to Vulcan in Romania to deliver a lorry-load of shoe boxes filled with items donated by individuals and groups in the SW. The HH knitters contributed a large number of hats, scarves, gloves, purses... these items are distributed to.
Ginny took away with her: 84 scarves, 125 hats, 75 bags, 20 hats and gloves, 4 hats and scarves, 60 baby hats, 10 baby booties, 15 filled pencil bases, 28 vest tops, 8 blankets, 40 glove puppets, 15 girls’ hair bands, 8 soap bags, 8 tote bags , 80 card picture books for the next lorry trip to Vulcan in Romania.
21st March ‘19
Margaret, Kay, Dulcie, Jenny, Mary, Alison and Amanda spent an enjoyable the afternoon knitting baby jumpers, scarves, hats, fitting in plenty of chatter.
Scarf knitted by Margaret, gloves and hat by Alison.
Margaret Cox updated knitters on how she has so far used the donations from Ginny Smith and 2 others .- a large box of new wool costing £20. Ladies were busy knitting bags, scarves, teddies, bootees and baby jumpers - see photos below - knitted by Dulcie Stevens.
At our October meeting we were pleased to forward our year’s knitting contribution to Ginny Smith on the first stage of its journey to Romania.
Over the year we knitted (and received from other knitters) the following items ; -
51 pencil cases (all filled with pencils, crayons, rubber, sharpener and a book
3 satchels – filled
83 handbags – filled with a purse, notebook, pencil and ribbons
26 teddy bears
52 small baby hats
65 larger hats ( including 14 hat and glove sets)
5 soap bags with soaps
7 hair bands
80 picture books
We also forwarded around 300 premature baby hats to the Royal United Hospital at Bath
Donations of unwanted wool, buttons, ribbons, pencils and stationery would be very useful. All our knitting is very simple and patterns are available.
To date we have made -
Around 300 premature baby hats donated to the Bath RUH (appeal now closed)
Several blankets using eight inch squares
70 girls hand bags with purses and goodies
50 pencil cases (filled with pencils, crayons a sharpener and colouring book)
25 Bennie hats
10 Hat and gloves sets
22 duck hand puppets
20 clown hand puppets
21 rabbit hand puppets
We are pleased to say our above items will all be delivered personally by Mrs Ginny Smith (from Curry Rivel) to needy children at a village school in Romania. Ginny and three friends will be visiting in early December. They will be there for the arrival of the shoe box appeal lorry.
(At the High Ham Ladies Group meeting on 6th February 2019 Ginny will be coming to tell us all about the organisation that runs the shoe box appeal and about her recent visit. It will be great to see photos of our items being received by the children)
We are still knitting and would welcome any knitters to join us or just knit. All items are very basic knitting and we have several patterns available
We would be pleased to receive any unwanted wool, buttons, pencils for filling pencil cases or items to put in the handbags.
January '18 was our 3rd session of knitting hats for premature babies at Royal United Bath Hospital. 185 knitted as of 18th January, 60 of them by Jackie Tottle). We spend a very enjoyable afternoon knitting, chatting, a cup of tea and biscuits to keep us going.