Oakwood QCWA’s Branka Medlock and Linda Lester will compete as rivals in the group’s speed-knitting competition.
Oakwood QCWA’s Branka Medlock and Linda Lester will compete as rivals in the group’s speed-knitting competition. Scottie Simmonds

CWA ladies face off

THE knitting needles will be flying and the competition will be fierce when the Oakwood QCWA ladies hold their second speed-knitting contest on May 2.

Oakwood QCWA president Branka Medlock said they had so much fun with last year's event they decided to do it again.

"It was a huge success last year," she said.

"There is a bit of rivalry between the continental and traditional knitters.

"But it is all good fun and there will be plenty of laughs."

The competition will be part of the group's World's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.

The wool warriors will have 20 minutes to knit what they can.

"The knitted squares will then be sewn together to form one rug, which will be raffled off," Mrs Medlock said.

"Last year we had about 15 ladies take part and we are hoping to double that number this year."

She encouraged members of the public to come along and take part or have a look.

"Even if people just want to come along and watch, it will be very entertaining," Mrs Medlock said.

"And we really don't mind who wins."



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