Springfield Yarners Arlene Greeff, Nicole Todd and Anita Hourigan are looking for more members to join their knitting club.
Springfield Yarners Arlene Greeff, Nicole Todd and Anita Hourigan are looking for more members to join their knitting club. Claudia Baxter

Knit one to give comfort in winter

WINTER is coming and a Springfield knitting club is calling for volunteers to help make blankets for people who are left out in the cold.

The Springfield Yarners club co-ordinator Nicole Todd said the group was working on a blanket project for the Salvation Army.

"The hand-knitted blankets go to people who have little comfort in their lives," Dr Todd said.

She said the group had so far completed 20 blankets this year.

"We hope to have some more before we hand them over, so we need lots of volunteers to get involved in the next few months."

Dr Todd said the project involved knitting strips and sewing them together.

She said the Springfield Yarners had been meeting weekly at the University of Southern Queensland Springfield campus for the past five years, and the members had developed a close friendship since first meeting.

"Anyone can come along and knit with the group. You do not have to be an experienced knitter," Dr Todd said.

She said knitters unable to attend meetings could still contribute by dropping completed strips to the USQ reception desk.



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