I spent the morning yesterday knitting in the cafe on the top floor of John Lewis. I was not killing time between meetings or having a break from propping, I was there to knit and knit alone, along with 25 other people (well, women, bar one fella, unsurprisingly). Most of the knitters there come once a month to sit, knit and chat with on-hand support and advice from the superb in-store team from Rowan Yarns. But this morning’s session was not only in support of Campaign for Wool’s Wool Week UK but also Marie Curie Cancer Care. And as if that wasn’t enough, we also had Bridgette Kelly from The Campaign for Wool and John Thorley, Chairman of The Prince’s Wool Project speaking.
John Lewis have launched in conjunction with Rowan Yarns a series of free ‘Love Wool’ sessions in-store across the country, for novices and experienced alike including; how to knit, weave or felt, or just for hands-on advice. Each participant, in exchange, will be asked to knit one small square to contribute to Marie Curie knitted blankets appeal. All the squares will be patch-worked together by the design consultants at Rowan Yarns to make blankets to donate to all 9 of the Marie Curie Hospices.