One of those ways is by either fundraising for individuals who need help, or donating crafted goods to the local women's shelter or the homeless shelters in town. I'm actually about 1/3 of the way through a pair of thick wool men's over-socks that will get to the men's shelter before our often-brutal winter starts. But those are hard to work on when it's warm and sunny, so they're tucked away for now.
Ravelry project page for this cutie.)
|This photo is the closest to the actual colours.|
Yarn: about 50 grams of Patons Classic Wool Merino, worsted weight.
Needles: 4 mm
Mods: None, other than adding a bit of embroidery.
I have to say, I really enjoyed the construction of this thing. It's knit bottom up, and the only time that you hold stitches off of the needles is on the one seamed shoulder. The rest of it stays on your circulars (and I imagine straights - but it was really easy on the circs), and you just ignore the back as you work back and forth on the front. Very clever! I definitely want to make more of these.
In fact, this may become my go-to knitted baby gift in the future! Got that idea from Kat over at the Wayward Knitter - who always knits the same type of project for wedding gifts, but customizes them for each couple. Cute idea, and one I think I'm going to steal!
Do you do any sort of community crafting? No judgement here if you don't - this is new to me! If you do though, please share below. I'd love to hear what other individuals/groups do for their communities.
Mostly so I can steal ideas and sound really clever at our next meeting. :)