I like the idea of knitting for Charity. Then project after project calls to me, or skeins whisper what they want to be; suddenly my knitting plan for the year is chock-full of non-charity knits.
Then there are so many charities to choose from:
- ISANDS – been there, done that, should do more;
- Of Troys Hat Count;
- The Uthando Project: Handmade dolls for the children of KwaZulu-Natal, whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS;
- Project Night Night: blankets and soft toys for Homeless Children – featured in Interweave Crochet Winter 2009;
- Hat Box Foundation: hats for those with cancer or other illness that cause them to lose their hair – featured in Interweave Crochet Fall 2009.
The list is endless!
But… give me a knitting event, with the potential for meeting other knitters, and I’m there – the choice is made for me.
There was a great turn-out of knitters and crochetiers. People were dropping in all the time: some contributing a few rows, others a square or two. I was very impressed by the blankets on display:
I’ve definately bit the bug. I made two squares – took me two days to do it, however. I definately want to make a whole blanket – or at least one for a new born / cradle size.