THE SPRINGFIELD Yarners Group is making the most of its time and providing blankets for the needy.
The group of 12 have been hard at it for six years and hand over the blankets to the Salvation Army which then distributes them to those most in need. But it is not just the loyal group of yarners who are doing their bit for the community, as one of their number, Nicole Ann Todd, a lecturer at USQ in Springfield, explained.
"On Mondays there are a group of ladies that come and knit for an hour. But most of our blankets come from people in the community sending them into USQ," she said.
"They do the strips and we sew it all together ... and hand it over to the Salvos.The Salvos have told us that they are in need of more.
"It is just fantastic that all these people in the community are doing this."
The yarners have been stepping up their efforts. "We've done 65 this year. Last year we did 50 ... and the year before we did 40."
Those knitting strips for blankets should use 4mm needles and cast on 45 stitches.
They should use eight-ply acrylic yarn and knit every row (garter stitch) until it measures 1.5 metres.
Those seeking further information should email Ms Todd at email@example.com.