A little while back I decided to support the charity Wrap With Love by knitting some squares to be made up into blankets. I think the aims of the charity are admirable and also very practical, which really appealed to me. I like the fact that anyone who contributes can see something measurable and concrete that they have contributed towards. Plus the format of the squares allows people to express their creativity, while being a nice small portable project to cart around to the various knitting get togethers I go to.
I thought it would be fun to try out some new techinques on these too, so I did a few squares based on the log cabin knitting idea popularised by the good women of Mason-Dixon knitting. The yarn isn't expensive, but it's 100% wool and I put some thought into a range of colours that would look nice together and still have some vibrancy to them. I'm really pleased with them so far, and plan on knitting a few more (plus some plain squares to go with them) before the big knit in at the ABC towards the end of the month.
I realised a while back that I could do a lot more for charity. I don't have a lot of spare cash to donate, but I can give of my time, creativity and care in a way that will hopefully give someone else a degree of comfort.