Blanket Challenge 2019


As we all know,  blankets are needed by so many of our charities and Greet WI members were happy to pick up their needles and get started with producing their own creations, for the Fistula Hospital and other worthy causes.

Betty Taylor came up with the idea and 22 ladies met at the regular craft group in The White Hart to learn how to knit "the perfect square".

Basic guidelines are as follows:
Squares knitted in garter stitch 
Double knitting wool
Bright colours
No 4mm needles (UK no 8)
Start by casting on 2 stitches.
Next row, slip 1st stitch then increase 1 stitch and knit to the end. Continue like this until you have 40 stitches.
Next row slip 1st stitch then knit 2 together and knit to the end. Continue like this until you have until have 2 stitches, then cast off.

The method  used is to knit a diagonal square and is one of the best ways to make sure that your squares are always the perfect  shape. Squares are then joined and to give them extra strength, Mary Cull is crocheting a border round.

Here are some of the finished blankets.

            



Members at work!   



Betty's Inspirational Quilt

Betty Taylor and members of Greet WI have put in hours of work to make this beautiful quilt. It was presented to the family of Hollie Gazzard and will be raffled to raise funds for The Hollie Gazzard Trust. 

A big ‘kiss' from Greet WI

The Greet WI walking group know only too well that getting over stiles can be a real challenge, so when an opportunity arose to sponsor a new kissing gate they jumped at the chance. A series of small fundraising events paid for this new gate on the Gloucestershire Way above Greet. 
The Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome group came up with the idea for a ‘Donate a gate’ scheme and the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens installed the 10 sponsored gates, making access to the countryside easier for everyone. 

This is a great example of how voluntary groups can work together to make a big difference. 
“Now, who’s going to kiss me as I go through the gate?”.













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