A helping hand from local knitters

The Crafters’ Knitting Corner at Tawa Library has really taken off! Each of the branches in Wellington City Libraries’ north cluster (Tawa, Johnsonville and Khandallah) have set up a space where the customers can sit down, take a moment to relax, unwind a bit of wool and knit or crochet a few rows or a square (20cm by 20cm) towards a peggy-square blanket. The squares will be sown together to form blankets which will be donated to refugees coming next month from such diverse places as: Somalia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Sri Lanka.

So far the corner has proven incredibly popular with library visitors! Both children and adults have sat down in the library to knit squares, while others have donated wool, or brought in squares they have knitted at home. One customer has even donated a whole blanket.

If you’re visiting one of these libraries – why not check it out and knit or crochet a few rows.