CITIZEN: Too much wool, not enough knitters

The Knotty Knitters of Stittsville can’t knit fast enough to keep up with the huge amount of wool donated to them after a Citizen article featured the group last month.

From the Ottawa Citizen:

The Knotty Knitters of Stittsville can’t knit fast enough to keep up with the huge amount of wool donated to them after a Citizen article featured the group last month.

The knitters, who faced a wool shortage in July, called out to the community for wool donations to help them knit preemie hats and arm sleeves to cover large intravenous lines called peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines for patients at the Ottawa Hospital.

Since then, the group has received some very generous donations.

“One lady donated over $3,000 of wool,” said Jenna Gardiner, a lifestyle consultant at the Revera retirement home in Stittsville. “We were really surprised.

“They’ve never had anything like this.”

The influx of wool has been overwhelming, said Monetta Ayotte, the 89-year-old knitting ringleader.

“I’ve got four drawers full of wool in my room,” said Ayotte. “And Doris (another knotty knitter) has about four big bags in her room.”

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