Posted off these two separate packages for the group I belong to - Knit4Charities. Now if you look closely you will notice that all these items are crocheted, so don't let the groups title fool you. There is also a lot of sewn items which are sent in too.
All these projects have been worked over many months. I have a drawer in which I put these projects and when a charity comes along which can use them, off they go.
This lot went to the Footpath Library. The blanket is approximately 90cm square and while it looks easy as a simple granny square blanket, for me it was a nightmare. I DISLIKE Mohair, and this yarn is an acrylic pretend mohair. It took me ages and ages to work this. I do know though that the blanket is warm. I definitely could not work on this during the warmer days!!!
Footpath Library, originally uploaded by Aussie Maria.
And this lot is off to Women's Refuge NSW
Now the reason I do this is multi-fold. I have the time now. I can only make so much for me and my children. I love to try out new patterns now that time is not an issue. Whatever I make will fit "Some-one" - no size issues. They will be put to good use. And I was lucky enough to have a MIL who had a large yarn stash who gave it all to me for these projects - not great yarn, but when washed and conditioned becomes lovely and soft (I then know that the items are machine-washable too!!). For a very, very long time I have wanted to do a little bit for the community. I used to volunteer at my girl's school and for their sporting groups - which included them being volunteer Life-Savers. Now I have found something I can do at home for "Some-one" else!!
And as a post-script, I will become a bit quiet around here for the next 2-4 weeks as I move from my lofty eagles nest down to the tree-tops.
Bye for now
P.S - I discovered Knit4Charities quite a few years ago, but did not have the time or inclination to participate, so I stored it away in the back of my mind for 'one-day' time. I have only recently started participating. The reason I am blogging about it is that I hope that some other like minded people who are looking for something like this may just find it.
As the group leader, Pam, says - one item will fit and help one person who needed it, that is all she asks of those in the group. Butterfly effect, I hope