Purler effort

Photo: Tom Kitchin
Photo: Tom Kitchin
Busy at the needles for World Wide Knit in Public Day at the Cromwell Public Library on Saturday are (from left) Jan Wilson, Jill McColl, Margaret Hansen and Carolina Merrilees, all of Cromwell.

The four were part of a  group of about 10 who met at the library to celebrate the activity. The group meets every week at the Cromwell Arts and Crafts Centre but on Saturday, members set up in the library  for the worldwide event. Mrs Wilson said the "camaraderie" attracted her to knitting.

"As a group we’re very welcoming and it’s relaxing."

Mrs McColl said she read a book that said knitting was the "new yoga".

Some of the blankets the team were knitting would be sent to Eastern European children as part of an initiative by Christian organisation Mission Without Borders, she said.

The World Wide Knit in Public Day website said the event was the largest knitter-run event in the world and was celebrated in 57  countries. 

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