This cute bag was in its last week at the thrift store. Destined to become a rag. ☹️😟
Now it has be rescued, washed and given to the newest member of our knit and crochet group to hold her latest project.
One of these hats for disadvantaged children this fall!
Our church group does a lot of knitting and crochet for charity. We need to start now to have enough items for all our favorite charities this fall.
These cutie pies are toppers for hats for children. The kit comes with enough yarn for a hat or scarf for a child and an adorable topper (the scarf cleverly has a slot where the little animal gets pushed through-no struggling by a small child to wrap a scarf around the neck). These were on sale because… well… who wants to knit warm hats during the summer? We have two grade schools with disadvantaged children who come to school without hats, scarves or mittens. The ladies are excited to get a head start on providing them some warmth.
Guess what I did today?
Joined some interesting people to sit and knit in public in Olde Town Arvada square. Sitting in the shade of huge trees and the light breeze made it very pleasant.
Made some great new friends who pick a different charity to knit for every few months.
and this guy?
getting ready for Beatles Night. Several bands will be playing Beatles music in the square. Free family fun. He was painting the circles for a game called Twister from that era. Green, orange and blue dots to follow. This guy was thin and wirey, he’s going to be great at the game!
Finally completed a knitting project! Two sets of mittens and one scarf for little girls who are in need. At least I got them done before summer!
Knitting at tire store waiting for my snow tires. Scarf to go with girl’s mittens knitted for disadvantaged child.
A woman was intrigued and is going to join our knit and crochet for charity group in January, yay!
I joined the Simpson Knitting and Crocheting group to learn to knit and crochet. The group is focused on charity work and are a very talented bunch of craftswomen.
Here are some hats I delivered this week to the Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology department. Many of the patients have already gone through chemotherapy and have lost their hair. The staff at Good Sam was excited to receive this donation as with the colder weather coming to Colorado they knew the hats would be appreciated.
I never imagined I would be delivering these donations as one of the patients! I now personally realize the feeling of gratitude that absolute strangers are reaching out to those in need. Every time a recipient dons one of these hats they will remember that they are in the thoughts and prayers of our group. A positive and hopeful attitude is very important to recovery.
Now I just wish I could learn to knit or crochet!
These are my first mittens! They are a lot smaller than they look, for a first grader’s itty bitty hands.
I am also making a matching scarf. This is also my first scarf.
They will be given to a grade school child (I am sure a girl because of the bright pink!) at one of the two schools our church knitting and crocheting group is making mittens and scarves for disadvantaged children.
This project is rewarding. Another blogger told me that to receive something someone put time and effort into was a huge gift emotionally. Next up are some boys’ mittens in an appropriate boy color.
I am leaving the little strings for my teacher to make sure I finished properly and that these mittens don’t unravel away….