Thousands Meet the St Albans Cathedral Knitivity
Mon, 17 December 2012
Thousands meet the St Albans Cathedral Knitivity as it travels the area in the run-up to Christmas
The Knitivity has been busy since it set off from the Cathedral at the end of November. This unique nativity scene with metre-high, hand-knitted characters travels around local businesses and landmarks, helping to make the Christmas story accessible and fun. Every Christmas, churches up and down the land send travelling cribs from home to home and often include knitted figures – but these are rarely more than a few centimetres high.
All of the figures have been knitted by Ann Hudson, a Rainbow and Brownie leader for the Cathedrals’ packs. Ann has clocked up over 520 hours of knitting time and used over 6 kilos of wool!
So far the Knitivity has visited Hertford Museum, The Inn on the Park, Thomas Cook, Ayletts – and on Friday children at St Albans City School welcomed the Knitivity at their Christmas Party, having performed their own nativity to family and friends earlier in the week.
Headteacher Mrs Janet Goddard said "The children enjoyed looking at and retelling the story of the first Christmas. We are very grateful to the Cathedral for allowing us to have the figures for the afternoon."
The Knitivity continues to travel in the week before Christmas and will be heading to Woods & Woods and Aitchisons, St Albans, before returning to the Cathedral on Saturday 22nd December for Carols on the Hour.