Charity Project Monday, Hats, Knitting, Sweaters, Yarn

Charity Knitting Monday Is Back!

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I am excited to be bringing back Charity Project Monday, and Personal Project Tuesday posts. August was a busy month for me, and I needed the break from regular blogs to focus on a couple last minute baby gifts for a friend, as well as Vacation Bible School and Jury Duty. Now that those are done, and Summer is officially over in terms of the activities beings that it is labor day weekend and where I am school starts for the kids this week, summer vacation is over. That means I am back to looking for a job, and back to knitting regularly and blogging about it. 

This week for Charity Project Monday, I wanted to let you know that I completed the size 10 sweater that i have been working on for close to two months. That is the longest a sweater has taken me in the past few years. For this sweater I used Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn in Pastel Green. I used a ribbed pattern up the front to tell it apart from the back. 

Now that I have this sweater done, I am switching gears to use up the baby yarn i have sitting next to me for some charity projects. I am going to be making infant hats, that I plan to send to a reputable cause here within the U.S. for Infants born into poverty here within my own country. I love helping kids around the world, the children here in my own country who live in areas where extreme poverty is prevalent breaks my heart. These infants did not ask to be born into the conditions they were born into, and they are helpless, and that breaks my heart. While a hat at the very beginning may be a little thing, it could mean the difference between them making it. 

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Charity Project Monday, Knitting, Sweaters, World Vision Knit for Kids

Finding the Time to complete a Project

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This past week I finished up the size 8 sweater I has been working on, using a Caron one pound skein in Rose. I finished that sweater on Thursday, and shortly there after started a size 10 sweater using Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn in Pastel Green.

For the size ten I am working on I am using a pattern that puts garter stitch ribbing up the front of the sweater.

I am happy that I got the size 8 sweater done with how busy I have been the past two and a half weeks. Very Little knitting actually got done in that time period.

This is the size 8 sweater, using a Caron one pound skein of yarn in Rose that I completed this past Thursday. Sweater 002

Charity Project Monday

Making Some Progress

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I have been making some progress on my sweater this past week. I am on the back sleeves, and they are slowly but surely being added to. It is nice to have an easy project to pick up and work on during the day when I just want something to work on for a few minutes before having to go out again.

The past week has been incredibly busy, so being able to knit a little bit on my sweater here and there has been nice. Not having to think about what I am doing every time I pick it up is great.

Getting this project done by the end of the week is high on my list, as I have today, most of tomorrow, and most of Thursday to work on it, I have 16 rows to get knocked out, and I know I can do it.

Charity Project Monday, Knitting, World Vision Knit for Kids, Yarn

Started a New Sweater

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I completed the size 6 sweater that I had spent all of last week, and a bit of the week before working. I completed that this past Friday night. After having finished that I started a size 8 sweater.

For the size 8 sweater that I am working on I am using a Caron one pound skein in Rose that I had picked up at Joann fabric and craft a couple months back. I chose to use this skein for this particular sweater, as I am still working the complicated scarf. Working with one color, and having a big skein mean that I don’t have to think about changing skeins, and changing colors. It makes things fairly easy while I spend more time working on my personal project.

Beings that I am using a solid color I am putting a braid up the middle. I know I posted the pattern just this past Thursday. That is a coincidence that I had scheduled that post a while back, and then a few days after it went up, I start using it in a sweater. (so yes, as for some of my patterns I wrote the post and scheduled it ahead of time).

Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need, Knitting Projects, World Vision Knit for Kids

Answering the Call to Knit

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Welcome to another Charity Project Monday post. Since I completed my last sweater this past Thursday I started another size 6 sweater. Since starting this latest sweater, I have made it to the front sleeves.

For the sweater that I am currently working on, I am using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Aruba Blue and Calliope. I had purchased this yarn at my local Joann Fabric and Craft Superstore. I love the yarn selection this store has.

I work on sweaters for kids in need, because it is the passion, talent, ministry, and call that has been put on my life, to be used to do something to help those in need. Helping the poor is something each of us should do, I love being able to use knowing how to knit to do something constructive with my life, and I also love being able to blog about it, and share it with you all through my blog, facebook and ravelry. I know that knitting for kids in need will always be a part of my life.

Charity Project Monday, Knitting, Knitting Projects

Baby Blanket Progress

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This week, for my Charity Project of the Week, I will be telling you about the progress I have been making on the baby blanket I am working on. I am working on some baby blankets that I intend to send for the Bundles of Joy (B.O.J) group I found out about on Ravelry. The group makes handmade (Knit, Crochet, Sewn) goods for babies and children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The counties that make up the Pine Ridge Reservation are among the poorest in the country. That fact alone is not surprising.

Anywhere there are babies being born into poverty, my heart goes to try to do something, even something as simple as knitting baby blankets I want to help. That is why I am glad I came across the B.O.J. group. I know there are kids around the world who need something warm, and I do the best I can to help with that through knitting sweaters and hats, but at the same time I try to do my part to help fill the gap here at home, when there is a project or a group that has been formed to help fill a need here in my own country.

I have gotten up into the 7th section of the basket weave baby blanket I am currently working on. I know I have talked about it in at least one post in the past. I love how it is coming along and turning out. it will be really pretty when it is done.