The Care Hub in Goring held their first “Hub Club” last Wednesday afternoon. We spent a lovely Valentine’s Day with some of Goring’s knitters making items for the Buscot Special Care Baby Unit in Royal Berkshire Hospital. Some of the more experienced knitters started with tiny bonnets and the beginners did well, knitting little scarves and squares.
It was really nice to see knitters of all ages and abilities come together for a chat and a knit. Thanks to the primary school half term break, our youngest knitter was only 8 years old! She received some great help from experienced knitters, Norma and Q1Care carer, Mags.
We had such a good time that we are going to continue a weekly group in The Care Hub every Wednesday at 2:30pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please bring your own supplies if you have them. We are also going to be knitting scarves and hats for the homeless to help those who have fallen on hard times.
The Care Hub would be especially grateful for donations of twiddle muffs for our visitors living with Dementia.
Twiddlemuffs are knitted woollen muffs with items such as ribbons, large buttons or textured fabrics attached that patients with dementia can twiddle in their hands. People with dementia often have restless hands and like something to keep them occupied.
There are plenty of free patterns online (here’s a good one https://www.yours.co.uk/leisure/knitting-and-craft/articles/make-a-twiddlemuff-for-dementia-patients) or you can stop by The Care Hub and pick up a pattern from us.