I've taken up knitting!
Well I learnt to knit when I was a kid but I've never had the stamina to finish a decent looking project.
So, to stop myself spending every evening in front of the laptop working or reading blogs and things I've decided to knit a throw rug!
I bought 10mm needles and this thick dark grey yarn. And I've made 5 squares of the blanket so far, above is the 6th in progress. I think I'll do 9 squares then sew them together.
Anyway, when I was at a church women's conference on the weekend they were talking about how with the cold weather about to start, homeless people need things like blankets, socks and scarves. So when I've finished my blanket I'm going to start doing scarves!
If you are a knitter why not join me! I haven't really thought through it all yet but I think once I've done maybe 10 scarves I'll drop them into a shelter or soup kitchen in the city.
It really is relaxing to sit on the lounge watching TV and knit. And I think that if I was living a lonely rough life on the streets, getting a hand made scarf would make me feel even just a little bit less lonely and forgotten.
So come on go get out those needles and wool and get knitting too!
Have a great day,