Posted: April 2017
Greyfriars’ member, Eric, has been knitting Easter chicks over the last few weeks. It helps pass the time in the cold and grey of winter while waiting for Spring to arrive. His mum taught him to knit as a young boy. He would sit on the doorstep and knit with her and other young children and has been knitting ever since.
He has knitted blankets and Fair Isle sweaters, even entering the sweaters into a competition run by the Daily Mail in 1953.
Doreen (seated with him) helps Eric to finish the chicks which are filled with a creme egg and sold for church funds.