An Egg-cellent Charity Knitter
We share the story of a lovely lady who creates Easter chicks for charity, and turned to knitting to help her recovery.
Anita Knagg from Rishton, England learnt to knit at the young age of 5 from her mother, and luckily, knowing her way around her needles helped her recover from a broken wrist after she took a tumble.
Speaking to her local newspaper, The Accrington Observer, Anita explained she was “given lots of exercises but the thing that helped the most was the knitting.” She went on to describe the impact it had on her recovery, helping her regain the movement in her fingers.
She has been using her crafty skills to knit hundreds of Easter chicks that hold chocolate eggs, and donates them to East Lancashire Hospice for them to sell.
Anita, along with seven of her friends and family, have a “Fun-Raisers” group. They come together to raise money for the hospice through doing the things they enjoy.
We think Anita’s knitted chicks are adorable, a great way to use up yarn scraps, and help a wonderful cause!
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[via Accrington Observer]
Last updated: April 11th, 2017.