As many of you have no doubt already noticed, a discussion has sprung up regarding an appropriate January Challenge. At this time of year it was thought that Colors of Hope, as in stashbusting your oddments of yarn, would not only produce a square, hat or sweater that would give Hope to a child but also hope to us--that we'd clear out our yarn stashes a little bit! :D
Along with that, another Moderator (Dawne) suggested "New Pattern, New Year" for any of you wanting something interesting to start the New Year off with. I suggest any new patterns we are trying be listed here so others can try too, knitting or crocheting. Sounds good? And if anyone wants to try weaving that also produces warm squares. A small plastic table loom, cheaply bought in a child's craft section produces potholders and squares which when woven in yarn will be quite warm and welcome. So long as they are about 8 inches it's all for the good of the children. :)
I'm still plowing through my bright coral pink yarn, which is certainly a color of Hope, but I am doing a hat right now with vertical stripes of leftover yarn bits between the pink, so it will definitely be eye-catching when it's done, but also warm...remember Africa's winter will soon be upon them. As many of us warm up, they cool down so now is not too early to start making something thick and lovely for the dear children. I keep looking at the smiling child in the purple and lavender hat atop this page, that kind of smile can keep me crocheting through a lot of snowy nights. :)
Exactly Donna! I couldn't have put it any better. I feel the same way. And, in our summer we can knit/crochet knowing they are experiencing winter and winter will come again so blankets are always needed.
Put more succinctly: it's always a good time to knit/crochet!