Oct
21

Knitting for charity

Posted by Dutch Wool Diva

Knitting for charity. Why would you? Why not donate a few bucks (or more) to one of the many charity organisations out there? Isn’t that so much easier? While were on the subject; why not grab the remote and skip to another channel or click close whenever you wander onto a blog that tries to raise money for a good cause?

Now before the whole blogging- and knitting-community is ready to lynch me: that’s NOT how I feel! But be honest, many of us just don’t have the cash to fork out everytime a charity organisation screams for our attention and help. Even if I had the cash (which I don’t) it sort of feels like I’m buying off my guilt for being better off. By donating a few bucks I can sleep soundly for a few nights knowing I “did” a good deed. Something like that.

You know what the beauty is about knitting for charity? Involvement , awareness. Because, while you’re knitting you’re aware of the many people out there that are worse off than you. And you’re “doing” something, literally. With every stitch you knit there’s a feeling of contributing, being a part of the many knitters around the globe doing the same thing.

Stupid? Naïve?

Maybe, but I sleep a whole lot better at night.


Scarf of Hope

Read more about it here.

  1. Repel Said on 13 Nov 2010,

    Dit zijn de betere logjes!

    Ben blij dat ik weer on board ben…