There's not much on television to keep your attention these days, which is why a group of knitters at Summerset Aotea retirement village knocked out 96 woolly hats in a month for Nepalese children.
The women, who meet once a week for a craft morning, knitted the hats at the request of nurse Jennifer Sutcliffe.
She will visit Nepal on October 3 and wanted a gift to take children she meets.
The ladies are such proficient knitters they can knock out a hat in an evening - and still keep up with Coronation St on the telly.
''It's something to do when you're watching TV, because I hate just sitting there,'' knitter June Chippindale says.
''It stops them going to sleep,'' adds Summerset activities coordinator Karen White, who coordinated the project.
The women really enjoy having a project to get their teeth into, Ms White says.
''It's quite nice to be knitting for a purpose,'' she says. ''They just came flooding in.''
The hats may soon be in Asia, but at least one will keep its Porirua flavour. Knitter Alison Burns created a hat in Tawa College colours in honour of her grandchildren who attend the school.
- Kapi-Mana News