Alice Gisborne is hoping to expand the group Knitting Sisters in Harrison Hot Springs.

Knitting Sisters expanding into HHS

Leader looking for like-minded knitters to help with donations

The leader of a wildly-popular knitting group based out of Ladner has moved to Harrison Hot Springs, and her need to knit has come with her.

Alice Gisborne started the Knitting Sisters almost six years ago, with the aim of knitting and crocheting items that would then be given to those in need of comfort. And it was an instant success.

At times, the Knitting Sisters are gathering 300 hats, toques, scarves, mittens, blankets, and knitted toys each month. Every item, carefully completed by a loving set of hands.

Those bundles of love are then sent off to groups like the Easter Seal House, cancer clinics, B.C. Children’s Hospital, maternity wards, safe houses, and everywhere else there are people needing some comfort.

Now, Gisborne is hoping to create a satellite group of Knitting Sisters in Harrison that would serve the local area.

“I would like to extend an arm out here,” she said. “A lot of people knit and crochet, and some of them just need something to knit for.”

Being a part of the group has shown Gisborne the importance of reaching out to others in the community.

“It’s made such a difference in my life,” she said. “It made me feel like I made a difference. And this is not just about myself. I can see the difference in the people that get the items.”

Seeing someone receive a hand-knit blanket is a heartwarming experience, she said.

“It really brings tears to your eyes, especially when you’re giving to cancer patients,” she added.

While Gisborne and her husband have only been living in Harrison permanently for about six months, they have been living there part time for about three years.

“We love it here,” she said.

She is currently arranging for a time for knitters to get together in Memorial Hall. Anyone interested in joining such a group, or anyone in charge of a local organization that would like to regularly receive hand-made items, can call her at 604-796-3060 or email agisborne@shaw.ca.

news@ahobserver.com

 

Just Posted

Hope man receives letter of apology after being escorted out of Chilliwack library

Mike Wilson fears the same treatment he received Nov. 2 by security guards will happen to others

Kent, Harrison prepared for snow

Municipalities ready snow clearing strategies heading into colder months

Chilliwack school kids draw ‘don’t drink and drive’ messages on liquor store bags

Children from six elementary schools decorate bags as part of promotion created by local Mountie

Strong winds to hit B.C.’s south coast

Western regions may see winds of up to 80 km/hr

Duo robs Harrison Hot Springs gas station

Husky manager planning to tighten security

Story of the Year: Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

Emergency task force calls for safe supply of drugs in Vancouver to prevent ODs

Dr. Patricia Daly says more people are dying alone in the city than elsewhere in the province

‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

A further $150 million is to be used for clean growth and infrastructure projects

New B.C. Lions coach DeVone Claybrooks adds eight to coaching staff

DeVone Claybrooks has filled out his staff for the 2019 season

Two-year-old attacked by cougar near Mission, B.C.

Boy not seriously injured in incident on Monday afternoon

Road to the World Juniors leads through B.C.

Finland plays Denmark on Wednesday, United States takes on Czech Republic on Saturday

Trump signs order to create US Space Command

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to create a U.S. Space Command.

Groups preparing new pipeline legal challenge, argue government’s mind made up

A Vancouver-based environment charity is readying itself to go back to court if the federal government reapproves the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Most Read