Sore fingers will be forgotten on Tuesday, June 6, as the Harry Bailey Memorial Library helps local knitters and crochet workers swap their needles for nibbles with a special morning tea to thank them for creating wraps and blankets for people in need all over the world.
The morning tea, which will start at 10am, also marks this year’s World Wide Knit in Public Day.
“Coffs Harbour Library has been involved with the ‘Wrap with Love’ project since 2008 and, over the past 12 months, local knitters have made over 150 blankets,” said Enzo Accadia, Council’s Section Leader Community Programs.
“‘Wrap with Love’ is a voluntary organisation that distributes wraps – created by thousands of squares knitted by volunteers across Australia – across the globe.
“It was the Coffs Harbour Knitters Group that got the Library involved when they asked us to become a collection point for the knitted squares and a drop-off point for completed wraps.
“So we like to thank the knitters and crochet workers publicly for their work every year – and what better occasion than World Wide Knit in Public Day.”
The morning tea begins at 10am. Anyone is welcome to come along – bring your knitting or a friend and join in. People interested in learning how to knit or crochet are also very welcome to come along to learn from an experienced hand.
For more information on World Wide Knit in Public Day, go to www.wwkipday.com
The Harry Bailey Memorial Library hosts a regular Yarn and Yak session on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am. Everyone is welcome to come along.