This morning started out so gorgeous. I did a little housework then opened the windows to air the house out a little. Shortly after opening the window I heard Canadian geese fly over head. A sure sign that spring is on the way to the Northern Adirondacks. Spring is a GREAT time to knit and crochet for charity!
First, let me just say that the beginning of Spring is a great time to stock up on yarn for charity work. Every season the yarn companies join the fashion world and change over their colors. Therefore if you are looking for bargains the end of the season is a great time to go shopping. (Pantone is the color company. They are the color genius behind many color trends. Google the COTY campaign if you want to know more) Yarn sales at major craft stores, your LYS, or online. I like to shop Knitting-Warehouse.com, Mary Maxim, Herrschners, Knit Picks, among others at the end of the season. I have an folder in my email specifically for my favorite shops so I know when sales are available.
No matter what charities you work with Spring can be an ideal time to take a fresh look at your projects. Do you like one particular pattern made in many colors or do you prefer many patterns and many colors? Spring is the time for new things! I work with 2 charities in specific as most of you know by now. One charity is based out of Malawi and the other is right here in my hometown. Whether you donate baskets of handmade items to new mothers or work with an established charity like Operation Christmas Child there are always take-along projects perfect for warmer weather.
Here are some FREE fresh patterns for Spring 2018!
Light weight hats are still important for infants and young children.
Some charities ask for slippers, however there are places within local communities that need slippers. Group homes for foster kids, nursing homes, hospitals and chemotherapy centers. Growing up my handmade slippers were less than hip but now we have some great patterns AND thanks to Moogly we have a way to make them non-slip!
That's all the coolness I could find for today, be sure to check out the latest colors in your local yarn stores, or online! It's Spring! Let's celebrate color!
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