This annual post is a few days early. But that's OK. It is never too early to ask, "what have you knit or crocheted for others?" That's right. This is my recurring reminder that doing for others is the best gift you can give to yourself.
For this week, I have put aside the chemo caps and am working on a group project. Twenty knitters - with a wide variety of skill levels - have linked needles to make a blanket for a local organization that provides support for women who need a little extra care.
The squares are all selected from the Leisure Arts publication Sculptured Squares. The squares are worked by casting on the outer edge and working in the round toward the center. That's right. One knits in the round and produces a square. I find that absolutely hilarious.
The organizer of our endeavor has assigned me to make the "X Star" square. The only difference between my square and all the others will be the way that the center is worked and how the final weaving of live stitches is done. It will be a new experience for me.
Don't you just love it? I get to learn something new, practice getting gauge so as to match other knitters' gauge, and donate a blanket to someone who needs a little extra love.
Life is good!