Evelyn modelling another Grandma’s Attic creation. A very simple crochet poncho using a multi coloured acrylic yarn by Paton’s with a matching beret. This is a very easy garment for beginners to try and looks very effective with the coloured yarn. Can be made to fit any size.
Grandma’s Attic charity knitters have now knitted over a whopping 360 cushions for the Belfast Royal Cardiac Ward. I think they deserve a massive pat on the back. As a thank you I recently arranged for a local herbalist (also a knitter and spinner) to come along and show them how to make herbal creams. Great fun was had and they all made themselves a pot of cream including a healing cream, a nourishing cream and a cream to banish wrinkles!!! We had herbal tea and all knitting needles were banished for the afternoon!
These ladies work tirelessly and are now knitting for the local Simon Community to help them raise funds to help the homeless and needy in the local area. If anyone would like to make a donation of spare stash wool then all is gratefully received and always put to good use. We waste nothing and recycle everything. Can be dropped into the shop Tuesday to Saturday or can be posted to
Grandma’s Attic, The Old National School, The Commons, Belleek. Co. Fermanagh BT93 3EP
We have now sent our third box of cushions to the Royal in Belfast and they are going down a treat. The feedback from the patients is so positive and heartwarming, it makes you feel good to be doing something so simple yet so worthwhile. Patients immediatly feel better just knowing that someone has gone to so much trouble to help heal a total stranger. Anyone can join in this campaign for any hospital that does open heart surgery. Check with them first that they can use them and then make a cushion about the size of an A4 sheet of paper. Stuff it and hey presto a cushion. Make some smaller and some bigger as none of us are the same size and remember bright colours especially for the children. Knit, crochet or sew with scraps of fabric. Decorate how you like. The bolder the better. Good luck and happy cushion making!!
Loopy pompom now in stock in lots of exciting colours. One ball one scarf. At only £6.95 per ball you can make all your Christmas gifts. Wrap them around a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates for all the girl friends, mums aunts etc in your life. They are so simple to make yet look as though you have worked very hard and are an expert knitter.
Hello all you knitters. We have just completed our first box of heart cushions and they are ready for delivery to Belfast. At the same time we have completed about 100 little hats for the Big Knit Campaign for Help the Aged. Anyone wanting details of this campaign can contact their local Help the Aged group and register. The little hats are sold on top of the little smoothie bottles from Sainsburys and money is donated for every one sold. Another worthwhile cause. The more people that can be helped to remain in their own home during their twilight years the better. The elderly are getting a raw deal from the government at the moment if they have to be moved into a home and hopefully one day we will all be old.
Hello all you charity knitters. We are currently knitting cushions for all Heart Patients. When you have open heart surgery the breast bone is cut and can take up to six months to heal, so we are knitting a cushion that serves several purposes.
1. You can hold it up to your chest when you need to cough and it gives you some support.
2. When you are out of hospital you can wear it between yourself and the seatbelt of the car for comfort and….
3. Last but not least it is just something to cuddle when you are feeling a bit blue.
Every year in Belfast they perfom 1000 open heart operations and 100 of those are children so if you would like to contribute we need cushions that are about the size of an A4 sheet of paper and can be knit, crocheted or sewn. Any colour and any design. Plain or fancy just let your imagination run wild.
Thanks again all my knitters out there x
Just a note to thank all my charity knitters – you know who you are! Received a certificate of thanks from Fermanagh County Council for all the good work done by volunteers. Lovely for my ladies to get some recognition.
Just to let all you knitters know that I have in stock some of the new Can Can Disco. Black, Silver, Gold and a multi coloured one. £6.99 per ball and it is one ball one scarf. It is going fast and the delivery is very hit and miss so call today and reserve yours. Christmas is only round the corner!!