Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Nine Days of Knitting - Tutorial and Knitalong - Day 7

Ok, broken record time - ten more inches for Day 7.  I promise we'll start something new tomorrow.  I promise!  I pinky swear!

Hopefully, this piece will inspire you to make more knitted scarves - especially for charity.  Many charities collect scarves this time of year, and you can see how easy it is to squeeze in a project during what is, no doubt, the craziest, most hectic time of the year. One of my many mantras is that I always have time to squeeze in a charity project.  Cookies can be baking for bake sales while I clean.  I can knit/crochet/sew while the dishes are running in the dishwasher or the kids are working on independent work for school.  Yes, that usually puts me behind on other projects (and housework), but the folks who are on the receiving end of the gifts know that if their deadline was missed, it was for a good reason and a good cause.  They also know that the gift they get is a one-of-a-kind, handmade heirloom.

When I was growing up, we didn't have a lot.  There was hardly ever extra money for anything.  Somehow, though, my mom always found a way to help those who were less fortunate than we were.  Even if it was the last can of cream of celery soup in the cupboard for a food drive.  I like to continue that tradition, and I hope my kids continue it as well.

That's why I'm hoping that after the holidays, you'll continue to join me in our Monthly Craftivism Challenges.  With things the way they are, there are plenty of organizations in need, and many who would love to receive something handmade.

Keep up the good work, and hang in there, tomorrow we learn something new!

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