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Region 4 - Knit One, Purl One

The sisters in Leicester from Narborough Road and Leicester Central Sai Centres joined up to knit “Something Beautiful For God”. A project that was started in Region 3 back in 1995 and has been going strong ever since supplying knitted and hand-made garments for those in need whether in the UK or abroad. Often the clothes are sent via the devotees and volunteers attending medical camps in Africa, Romania, Middle East, India, Thailand and many more countries.

The knitting sessions were organized over two Sunday afternoons and in total 45 sisters attended. There was a lovely mix of young and not so young! And those who were experienced at knitting taught those who had never held knitting needles before and after gaining (or losing) a few stitches along the way soon learnt to master the art! Several of the sisters (including youth) admitted they had always wanted to learn but never had the opportunity as it seemed to be a dying art.

The sessions went so well aided by tea and scones for refreshment and everyone enjoyed the good company with gentle bhajans playing in the background so the ladies have decided they would like to continue with further knitting get-togethers!

The knitting also continues at home and we are accumulating a good supply of cute babies clothes, blankets, multi-coloured hats and scarves being lovingly produced ready to be sent to our brothers and sisters around the World.

We would thoroughly recommend you dig out those knitting needles and for those ladies who would like to do seva but sometimes are unable to join in the more physically demanding projects this is a great opportunity. It’s lots of fun so do get knitting!

We thank our beloved Swami for inspiring us all.

Jai Sai Ram

Jenni Robson
Region 4 Spiritual Co-ordinator