Today, being Monday, I'm again joining in this feature on Jodie's blog. This week I again made something.
But first let me give you some background to this post. When I retired I joined a few groups where I could indulge my crafting passions. One group I joined was the K4BN group who knit and crochet items for the needy in the community. The first weekend of every month we have a challenge which runs from 7pm Friday night until 7pm Sunday. The idea of these challenges is to build up stocks of items that are needed in the community or to focus on a particular group that we can help. The February challenge gave us a lot of variety in our choices.
One choice was that we could make items for Downs and west Community Support which distributes hampers to needy women and their families especially in remote areas. The same group may also assist families with paying power and phone bills and always take 'women's things' to make them feel better in troubling times. They also have pampering days where the women come in and have time with massage, hand and foot, hairdressing days and just that good social get together that can often be overlooked.
Knowing that in a few months it will be cold in these centres, I made some scarves in some novelty yarns...I finished 2 and have another on the needles. Requests for tissue box covers, crocheted edged washers and covered coathangers were also on the suggested list...so...In maybe a 'thrift' mode, I'm also donating some covered coathangers with a matching soap holder that I won in a raffle. I'd planned to put them in a 'Lifeline' Charity Bin but will include them with my scarves.