Welsh rugby team takes up knitting
It's taken many years for the public at large to accept that knitting can be cool, but can it ever be seen as the preserve of tough, tackling rugby player types? I wouldn't have thought so until I heard that Welsh team the Ospreys have been picking up their needles and getting crafty with wool this week...
Why? Well, players not just from Ospreys, but from the Cardiff Blues, Dragons and Scarlets have been knitting together in aid of Ty Hafan, the Children’s Hospice for Wales. The charity is appealing for people to create patches for a huge blanket and donate a minimum of £1 to reach its target of £100,000. [Via Scrumbag]
Made up of 108,000 individual squares, the blanket will form an enormous picture of the Welsh dragon. Volunteers will stitch together the sections to create an epic patchwork. It will be so big it will have to be assembled on the Millennium Stadium pitch. All cash raised will go towards the free and vital service Ty Hafan provides each year to more than 170 children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. You can apply to donate your square here.