Knitted tree a purl of wisdom

Cramlington Library Knit and Knatter Group have knitted a seven foot Christmas tree including group members (left to right) Margaret Derrick and Audrey Taylor.
Cramlington Library Knit and Knatter Group have knitted a seven foot Christmas tree including group members (left to right) Margaret Derrick and Audrey Taylor.
0
Have your say

WOOLLY thinking has led to the creation of what might well be the only Christmas tree of its kind for Cramlington Library.

The 7ft-tall masterpiece has been knitted from top to bottom. It is the handiwork of a knitting group which meets at the Forum Way library.

The tree – complete with knitted decorations, tinsel and lights with a plug – is made up of triangles in various shades of green and different types of wool.

The idea to knit the tree was mooted during the summer, and the 25-strong group started work soon afterwards.

Group member Margaret Derrick said: “We thought it would be a nice idea to knit a Christmas tree for the library where we meet.

“We have all worked on the tree, and some local residents who are unable to get to the meetings also knitted at home.

“We have received some great comments from the customers, and it is heartwarming to see the look on the children’s faces as they explore the tree and the knitted presents underneath.

“One visually-impaired customer came in to the library with his wife and she led him straight over to the tree. He had a wonderful time seeing the tree through touch.”