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 time since we started we have donated around 135 muffs to various nursing homes around Midlothian.   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.

In order to ring the changes 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 21st February at Newbyres and our current projects are baby hats for the Simpsons or Trauma Teddies.  If you need a pattern or wish to come an have a look at the yarn currently in the garage please do speak to Fiona!

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