Friday, 4 February 2011

Waiting for a bus? Why not knit one?

At Make it and Mend it we never cease to be amazed by the creativity of your average knitter. But this latest effort from Cocoon Knits down on the UK's South Coast has sent us to new heights of admiration.

The picture shows a rather fetching 'bus stop cosy', as we've termed it. But Cocoon's knitters are not stopping there...

By this summer they want to have knitted a cover for a open top double decker bus, in order to raise money for a local hospice, The Martletts. The aim is to raise £40,000.

Cocoon want knitters - experienced, beginners or just curious - to pick up their needles and help. Each participant will collect sponsors and knit a minimum of three 15cm x 15cm squares. The minimum sponsorship amount is £25 per entry.

"We’re looking for pink ones, green ones, patterned, striped or any colour you wish. To celebrate the end of the project the bus will be driven along Brighton seafront on the 20th August with contributors and guests aboard."

After the event all blankets will be broken down and sent to Africa with the help of Knit a Square charity.

For more information and to register please go to 

Anne Caborn

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