So, I'm resolved to make something for charity this year. Will I make dolls? Beanies for preemies? Will I join one of the many craft drives on the net? I haven't quite worked it out. I think I'll talk it over with some of my craft friends and we'll see what we come up with.
Looking for inspiration I came across this blogger's awesome idea for charity crafting in 2011 - http://minimalistknitter.typepad.com/mk/2010/12/2011-the-year-of-the-vest.html
What a great way to give your craft to those in need! What appeals to me most about her goal is that she has reached out to an existing charity organization that is in touch with the needs of the community that they serve and she has joined in their efforts. All to often I think people try to strike out and reinvent the wheel when doing things from charity. Having worked with charities and non-profits for work, one of the things I know to be true is that joining with existing efforts and focusing on who you serve always does more good.
Alas, a thick crochet vest would probably take me weeks. And I'm not sure a farmer of any gender would want a the hippie vests I know how to make with hook. Maybe something like this would be better:
Until next time,