Monday, November 21, 2011

My 2011 Christmas Charity Project

Last year my boss emailed everyone asking what charities we volunteer for so that she could write a warm and fuzzy holiday season blog post. Um, what charity? Whoops. Given that we had just moved to a new state, I hadn't gotten involved in anything yet, so I was scrambling to find an answer. Why not use my handy-dandy crafting skills? I ended up selecting The Ships Project to make hats for our overseas soldiers and used K as my "head" model for proper sizing.

This year I doubt we're doing the same write-up, but I wanted to continue the tradition of making knitted and crocheted gifts for charity around Christmas. So right after finishing the Halloween decorations, I started making mittens for the Mitten Commitment. Here's what I've finished so far:


You probably can't tell, but they're a pair of Owlet mittens that I found for free on Ravelry. I purposely didn't post a straight-on shot of them because my stranding technique is just terrible looking (always comes out lumpy and uneven). Hopefully the person who receives them won't mind. ^_^;; For the next pair, I'm thinking of continuing the animal theme with these crocheted Shark mittens. :)

Question:
What charities do you like to knit or crochet for?

8 comments:

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

You're probably too hard on yourself. The mittens look great!

A Gamer's Wife said...

Aww thanks, Marie! At the very least, they'll be warm and comfortable. :)

Seth Caddell said...

That's an amazing cat replica... Very impressive knitting :)

A Gamer's Wife said...

@Seth Lol! You, sir, are awesome.

Diana - TantiPunti said...

They look great!!! I've worked for years for this group: http://onlineangels.byethost16.com/index.html
No Italian charity group inspires me the same confidence! :'(

A Gamer's Wife said...

How lovely, Diana! Your dedication and hard work are surely appreciated by those you help. :) Thanks for the link!

JessiChloeArt said...

I actually don't knit or crochet for charities but the majority of my crochet are gifts for special occasions. Our charity was so fun - Secret Santa for foster children! And, we also got to help with the Samaritan's purse shoe boxes.

A Gamer's Wife said...

Great suggestion about Samaritan's Purse. Found out my church also has a craft group that is selling their crafts to make money for donation. Too bad the craft group meets during the day.