Hands Around the World
I dedicate these actions to my grandmother who would be 110 today.
I love finding ways for people to use their hands to help others. For my third consecutive year, I will be participating in the Knit For Food Knit-a-Thon to raise funds for four organizations. The role World Central Kitchen has played across Ukraine and Turkey and many disaster/conflict zones has been inspiring to watch. And I know many folks benefit from Meals on Wheels in my community (my parents deliver meals).
I posted flyers but have had little success in gathering others to make a team, so I would be ever so grateful for help with the $100 needed to participate before March 26th. I'm a quarter of the way there. 100% of your contributions are split evenly among the four great organizations that provide stability in unstable times. If you click on the images below, it should take you directly to my link. Donations need to be made under my name in order to go toward my goal.
For anyone who donates any amount, I offer to make and send you something handknit. $25 level, fingerless mitts? $50 level, a cowl? At the $150 level, I will send you the most colorful item I've ever created (pictured above and below).
If you are a crafter, another great group to get on the mailing list for is WelcomeBlanket.org. Second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST they host Zoom gatherings for folks to work together and chat.
I have been working on a blanket in background of my many other projects, but blankets are slow. I've been looking at a sample from the many pattern suggestions on the Welcome Blanket site, and think I will make large squares so I can focus on completing one at a time, rather than becoming overwhelmed by the entire blanket.
3/17/2023 06:03:07 pm
Thanks for this post and reminder of the Knit for Food campaign.
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Staying close to the wealth of nature and making with my hands bring me greatest joy and comfort. You can find me on Instagram as @waterwomanknits, and on Ravelry as Waterwoman-Knits.