Squares of love bring a little warmth and a lot of comfort

VETERAN knitter Ann Foster is no stranger to clicking her needles in the service of kindness. 

NATTY KNITTERS: Tamworth Library Knitters Group members Ann Foster, Beryl Gordon, Dorothy Randall, Chris Smith and Megan Pitt show off rugs to be donated to the Wrap with Love project. Photo: Gareth Gardner 180714GGB01

NATTY KNITTERS: Tamworth Library Knitters Group members Ann Foster, Beryl Gordon, Dorothy Randall, Chris Smith and Megan Pitt show off rugs to be donated to the Wrap with Love project. Photo: Gareth Gardner 180714GGB01

She has been casting on since she was five years old and recalls sitting in her classroom during the war knitting khaki squares to weave into rugs and send off to soldiers.

These days she is part of the Tamworth Library Knitters Group and is still using her knitting skills for a good cause – the Australia-wide Wrap With Love project. The project asks volunteers to donate knited squares that are sewn together into rugs to bring a little colour and warmth to the less fortunate.

Ms Foster said the group had already made 60 rugs and the Tamworth library was a drop-off point for people who have knitted squares at home.

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