I’m a quilter.
But . . .
I also confessed a while back that I like to embroider.
And I’m confessing right now that I also love to knit.
I usually only think about knitting in the winter, though, when it’s cold and knitted stuff feels good.
I used to knit sweaters, but it would make me mad that I would spend so much time making a garment and then it would go out of style . . . so now I mostly knit scarves and blankets. They don’t go out of style!
I just made a couple of ruffledy scarves for my daughter and her best friend, and immediately started my next project — a scarf for charity.
I ran across this organization: St. Anthony’s San Francisco . . . and they are having a Holiday Knitting Donation Drive. They hope to get 2500 knitted scarves to pass out to their visitors this holiday season.
If you’re a knitter, too, I urge you to knit up a scarf for this project. You have until December 21 to get the scarf to them. So far, I’ve promised to send one scarf, but if I have time to do more, I’m planning on it. Scarves are fairly quick to knit . . .
I also recently joined Ravelry, a wonderful online community for knitters and crocheters. I had heard of Ravelry before, but resisted joining. Now I’m wondering why I waited! I’m gonna love it. And I mention it because . . .
If you need a pattern for a scarf to knit up for the above charity project, Ravelry has all sorts of them . . . as in hundreds, maybe thousands . . . like I said, wonderful!