Sunday, June 29, 2008

Crafting for Charity

by Sedruola of Yarn Obsession

I've often heard it said "tis better to give than to receive". I'm not sure who said it first, but if you've tested the theory I'm sure you've found it to be more than true. In building my knitting, crochet and designing business, I've committed myself to a few things and one is to donate when I can, as much as I can.

Before I made any commitments to donate, I thought it might be too much to add to my plate, after all, I do have a full-time job alongside all the other things I do each day and week. However, what I've learned in the past week is, when the decision is made, all things fall into place.

A few years ago I reclaimed yarn from a sweater I no longer felt looked wearable and stashed it away. When Beth posted on one of my team boards that her kids school needed some donations for an auction I pulled out this yarn and created two hats in four days! Imagine that? It take the commuter rail everyday and there isn't much to do but sleep, read or knit & crochet, so that's what I did. I even managed to start other projects along with these two hats.

It may be that I got lucky this time, but I'll keep that spirit and when an opportunity comes again, I'll see if it fits. There is a lot more yarn in my stash, reclaimed and not, that I know my hubby would love to see processed out.

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