One day while mailing packages at the Post Office, I got talking about TV with one of the women that works there. She didn't care for TV either, so she knit scarves for the homeless in the evenings while sitting with her hubby. WOOHOO!! What a great idea! I can do that too!! Ok - maybe not the knitting part, but I used to crochet a bit. So I went to Walmart, got a couple of crochet hooks and some really big bags of yarn.
The brown ones are the first ones I did. Started with easy stitches that I remembered. But using the same two stitches is boring, so I went to the internet and found a really great site with many many different patterns and will try some of the easier ones. The site is Crochet Pattern Central. Some of the patterns are just to difficult for me right now, and many of them are basically decoration only. So I've picked out patterns that will actually keep someone warm.
There is a shelter in our capital city that a friend goes to once in a while to help serve meals, so I will send some with her. My sister-in-law told me about a church in a near by town that collects winter wear and ships it over seas to needed families in countries with cold climates, so I will also send some there. I'm averaging about 2 scarves/week right now - that's a lot of scarves in a year :) Though in the summer, I probably won't have time.
What do you do in the evenings to keep busy?
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