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The Knittingale Hospital

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MawB2 Thu 01-Oct-20 09:28:50

Isn’t this just amazing?

B9exchange Thu 01-Oct-20 09:34:47

It's wonderful, such ingenuity. I love the recent decorating of post boxes with knitting, we even had one during lockdown with a rainbow on.

Jane10 Thu 01-Oct-20 09:43:15

The People's Friend knitted us has been going around the country recently. Readers knitted bunting to decorate it.

Jane10 Thu 01-Oct-20 09:44:13

Sigh. That's a bus!

MawB2 Thu 01-Oct-20 09:47:38

Disappointed Jane10 - I was looking forward to a pic of the knitted entire staff of People’s Friend !

Grannybags Thu 01-Oct-20 09:52:36


Witzend Thu 01-Oct-20 09:56:10

There’s a big picture of it, with Margaret Seaman, the knitter, in today’s Times.

MawB2 Thu 01-Oct-20 10:12:52

If you click the link there’s a whole BBC article with lots of pics and the whole story.

Callistemon Thu 01-Oct-20 10:16:36

Yes! It's finished!
All those tiny pieces (and all needing sewing up too).

It's amazing and so is Margaret Seaman.

Panache Thu 01-Oct-20 12:17:23

Well done to all contributors,truly showing such a lot of ingenuity and sheer hard work.
Hopefully it will not be needed for Covid patients

MawB2 Thu 01-Oct-20 12:22:20


As I read it, she did it all herself Panache - truly an achievement.

Callistemon Thu 01-Oct-20 12:24:02

Yes, it was all her own work - and she is 91!

A truly impressive achievement.

Lexisgranny Thu 01-Oct-20 12:43:19

So impressive, RA unfortunately caused me to give up knitting several years ago and I would have enjoyed doing some during lockdown. To achieve that aged 91 is truly amazing.