Sunday, October 11, 2009

Charity Knitting

Well, October is here. I've been hard at work on a number of projects for the different swaps and activities I'm in. I really shouldn't spread myself too thin, but if I'm not constantly busy I tend to get depressed thinking about my lack of a real job. Keeping ridiculously busy with fun things works for me.

One project I wrapped up early this month was my charity knitting for Quidditch. Quidditch is really different this year. Instead of decorating ourselves with wrist warmers we are making projects for different charities. I chose to contribute to a charity collecting preemie caps. My goal was to do three.

Pattern: Preemie Hats for Charity by Carissa Browning
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby Solids and Marls
Mods: None

This pattern was really great because it has a lot of variations on a simple hat. I made three different versions, because variety keeps me from getting bored.

I have to admit that I wasn't initially thrilled with how Quidditch was set up this term. I was of the general opinion that money would be more valuable to a charity than hand-knitted items. After knitting these hats I understand charity crafting more now. Money is undoubtedly a more utilitarian donation to make, but it lacks the soul that knitting items yourself provides.

Someone is going to choose a hat that I made with my own hands and place it on their baby's head. They will know that somewhere out there, someone took their own time and yarn to make an item to warm their child. I think the knowledge that there are caring people in the world provides a kind of comfort that store-bought items never could.

In any case, I'm glad I gave charity knitting a try. I will definitely donate something again, if I find the right cause.


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