• Warming gifts made from a tangled mess

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    WARMING WINTER GIFT: Sit, Knit and Crochet group members (back) Phyllis Keogh, Joan Harding, Sue Flanigan, Netty Hanley, Maureen Hughes, (front) Joy Bloomer, Conny Doensen, Leigh Southwell and Helen James with some of the colourful blankets created by local crafters as part of the Wangaratta Library-Carevan blanket appeal. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

    LOVERS of knitting and crochet have until the end of the month to contribute to the Wangaratta Library-Carevan blanket appeal.

    Already, 97 colourful, warm blankets have been delivered to the Docker Street library, for distribution through Carevan in the cooler months.

    The appeal began in January, and will continue through to the end of April, with plenty of wool still available at the library for anyone keen to add to the collection.

    Provision of much of the wool is courtesy of Wangaratta Woollen Mills, and new owners Bendigo Woollen Mills, which donated a 100kg bale of tangled wool to the project.

    The wool has been untangled over the last six months by the library’s Sit, Knit and Crochet group, which celebrated reaching the end of the untangling task during its regular gathering last Thursday.

    “The ‘ladies of the bale’ did a wonderful job, even taking the wool to a private house to finish when there were renovations going on here,” Wangaratta Library’s Netty Hanley said.

    “It was a mammoth job, but people said they just loved doing it, and each week they brought in a box of untangled wool that others have been picking up to make these blankets.”

    Anyone keen to be part of the project is encouraged to visit the library to pick up some wool, and then drop the finished project back to the library.

     

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