Thursday 12 September 2013

Knit Off!!

Knitting group banned from library for 'dangerous needles'

A knitting group has been banned from meeting at their local library for health and safety reasons.
The Knit n' Natter group, which has met once a week at a library in Cramlington, Northumberland for the past three years, has reportedly been told that the area is too small to accommodate its 20 to 30 members.

The women have been told that they are still welcome if they come in smaller groups. However, one of the group's founding members has said that they have been given different reasons for the decision.

Margaret Derrick said to the BBC: "We've been told knitting needles are dangerous instruments and against health and safety policy. We've also been told that it's because we are too noisy."

The group knits items for premature babies as well as making knitted breasts and wombs for trainee midwives.

Derrick added: "It's just so sad, we can't afford to hire a room."

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