Healing Hearts With Yarn and Sticks
Do yourself a favor and head over to Priscilla's blog and read her post about why she crochets and knits for charity. I love the idea that by knitting for others in need, I am healing hearts in the process. As someone who has struggled for much of my life with feelings of being different and the loneliness that brings, I feel a lot of empathy for people who are living with alienation and sadness without the safety net of a loving family; an intact, comfortable home; enough food to satisfy, and good health. I feel as though I am healing my own heart every time I complete a charity project.
These are my current charity UFO's. 2 pairs of wristwarmers, 1 cowl, 2 kids' hats and 1 chemo cap. Not nearly as much as I would like to turn out, but enough to pass along a little healing love. I have put links for 2 of the projects that Priscilla mentioned in another post in my sidebar, under the title "Knitting To Heal Hearts". I went into the leftover yarn stash and came up with some comforting-soft alpaca to knit some blanket squares for victims of Katrina and Rita, and the Greensburg tornados.
So if you feel the need to spread some love and heal some hearts, please check these out. And do yourself a big favor in the process. And check back with me over the weekend - I feel the need to have a contest coming on!
Peace and love, ya'll!