A couple of years ago, my good friends and I were getting together every week, first for Bible study, then for a book group. After we read Love Does by Bob Goff, we were inspired to use our time together to do something. We are also all yarn folk (I’m a crocheter and the other two are knitters), and we came across World Vision’s Knit for Kids program. Knitters (and crocheters) make sweaters, hats, and blankets for children living in poverty around the world. It is a small contribution to a big need, but since we love to use our hooks and needles anyway, we thought it was a good activity.
My friends worked on blankets and I worked on the only crochet pattern on the site, a sweater. It is a very boxy sweater, but it was so much fun to make. I started with variegated yarn and made one side of the sweater, then started on the second side of the sweater and ran out. I switched to another yarn and ran out of that as well — that’s the trouble with using scrap yarn on a project. But I actually really like the finished product, with the different bands of colors. I ended up making a second sweater in solid purple.