Monthly Knitting Group

20160721_12020820160615_15370120160615_153631A group from both St Leonard’s and St Mary’s meet each month in Newbyres Nursing Home, Gorebridge where we encourage one another in the production of Footermuffs. These muffs are made with odds of yarn and are extremely colourful some of the residents help with the knitting if able, or sew on the embellishments or some just join us for the company and a chat.  The two hours disappear very quickly.  In the 6 months since we started we have donated around 12 muffs to Newbyres.  There are many more in various states of completion. The intention is to donate them to Nursing homes, hospitals or individuals where they would be of benefit.  Twiddlemuffs or Footermuffs as we call them after all this is Scotland are beneficial for those especially with dementia,  the embellishments give them something to do.  Interested in helping out then you can download the pattern and knit some yourself if you are not sure what to do with the completed muff do get in touch.  If you are not a knitter I’m sure these could be crocheted, alternatively we are always looking for embellishments these can be many and varied. Each muff has at least 6 different items on them.

Our Group have completed over 1000 poppies to produce 2 Poppy falls to commemorate the Armistice of the first world war. These can be seen in both churches as per these pictures.









Next Meeting is 10am on the 15th November 2018 at Newbyres

Pitcairn CentreSt Leonard’s baking stall at The Pitcairn Centre Bonnyrigg High Street dates  6th December & 7th February. Come along and see what treats we have for you this month.  All funds raised are to help rebuild our hall.