Thursday, October 4, 2012

Latest Works and Future Thoughts

As Christmas looms ever closer (how'd you like that yarn-ish pun?), I find myself feeling pressed for time. I have so many projects that I want to complete, things I've seen that I want to try and more and more ideas keeping leaping into my brain! Oh my word . . . what's one crocheter to do? Well, you work on your projects the same way you eat an elephant; one bite at a time.

The photo below shows something I finished for myself a couple weeks ago, I'm wearing it as I type. It's a simple poncho made with 3 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun that my mother gave to me. I wish I could tell you which one I used (I think it was Mimosa).

I can tell you that the chemo caps got delivered and were an instant hit. The center has a designated drawer they use to hold the caps they receive and before the bag was unpacked 3 caps were claimed. A lady was tearful as she took a cap in the WVU colors of blue and gold. My husband tells me I did a good thing . . . I'm going to have to agree with him.

One project I'm working on has nothing to do with actually holding a hook and yarn. It's about Crochet for Cancer, an organization that dedicates themselves to helping those in treatment receive items that provide comfort. I'm thinking of applying to them for a chapter here in my area. It's a lot of work and there are some things I'm unclear of in their rules and such, but the more I think about it the more it feels like the right thing to do. It's something I'm going to have to meditate on for a while.

When I was making the chemo caps I had such an urgency, an unsettling desire to get as many completed as I could. Although I'm not feeling that same panic I am still feeling a strong desire to make those caps. It isn't much, I know, but it's something I can do. It's something I'm pretty good at, too. And we're supposed to use our talents to help others.

 ". . . whatsoever ye do, do it all to the glory of God."  1 Cor 10:31

I do hope there is yarn in Heaven!


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