Our knitting and crocheting for the homeless and other charities group was meeting this last weekend. Noel had brought yummy food and I was having a big plate of it. I believe it was Terry who asked, “Paula are you going to knit anything?”
The room went silent. You could hear a knitting needle drop (tee-hee). I responded, “Well I don’t want to rush into anything, isn’t this only our second meetup?” Someone else chipped in, “Um, no this is our third session….” (Unsaid by entire group: “And you haven’t started on anything yet.”)
Some sweet lady piped up “She has been taking pictures for us…..”
Okay, I admit it. The perfect tension control exhibited by the kids is a bit intimidating. I haven’t knit or crochet forever and those adorable young people are intimidating me with their perfect tension and perfect looking projects.
I did pick out these two beautiful skeins of yarn to start with. I talked to Nancy, one of our fearless leaders, about what I should start with and we decided simple 8″ squares that can later be sewn into prayer blankets. That way, until I get my tension control um controlled, I can just measure until I have 8″. Brilliant!
Now I will just let these two skeins of yarn season a bit…….. 🙂
9 thoughts on “Knitting and Crocheting for the Homeless, True Confession”
And see all this time I thought YOU were knitting. Tsk!
See what a good writer I am! I had to confess though, the ladies were tired of me just coming for lunch 🙂
I love this labor of love your group has taken on!
Thanks for the amusing story. And, good luck with your square! 🙂
thanks, i’ll need it…
Go for it Paula!! After the first couple of rows you’ll be hooked again…
Squares are great for practicing new stitches!
Plus, knit with cotton to use as dishcloths and
the mistakes won’t even matter 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH
Great idea! I’m thinking I can make wash cloths for the homeless if I use cotton , thank you!
Ooooh yeah… great idea! Fresh cotton cloths feel so luscious 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH