Lynn Bryson and Jean Shepherd with the rugs that will be donated to Carramar Stanthorpe.
Lynn Bryson and Jean Shepherd with the rugs that will be donated to Carramar Stanthorpe. Emma Channon

Knitters spread warmth

BRIGHT, hand-made rugs – each square knitted by a coffee-drinking customer – will be keeping the laps of Carramar residents warm soon.

Customers to Bryson’s Place were invited to knit a square as they enjoyed their lunch or coffee, which would be combined to make rugs.

Owner Lynn Bryson began the knitting craze when Jumpers and Jazz started this year, said the response had been overwhelming.

“We’ve had a lot of travellers come through and have a coffee and knit. A lot of them have even sent back some more,” she said.

“There have been people who have donated wool too, including St Vincent de Paul’s.”

Mrs Bryson said the women at the Correctional Services had offered to knit all the squares together.

“We got a call from Correctional Services and I got a big shock,” Mrs Bryson laughed.

“But they offered to help bring it all together.”

Bryson’s place staff member Jean Shepherd said hundreds of rugs had been made over the years.

“I’d guess at least 150 rugs have been knitted,” she said.

“This year I think we’d have enough squares for 24 rugs. People have just been wonderful with their support.”



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