From now through Christmas day, we’re featuring a project here on the FaveCraftsBlog, along with a question for you to comment on. From those comments, we’ll pick a daily winner and you’ll receive a Gift from Santa’s Sleigh! How’s that for a great way to celebrate all month long?!
I’ve seen over the course of the month that many of you have mentioned on Facebook and on this blog that you’re also making items for charities this Christmas and I think it’s great! My grandmother was a crocheter. In years past, a local yarn manufacturer donated yarn to church folk in the area who were willing to crochet and knit mittens for the kids in need in the area. Each year there was donated yarn, she spent her free time making mittens for the mitten tree. And my Grandpa, practical man that he was, would grumble about her sitting there crocheting mittens for strangers! (He probably would still have grumbled if it was for family, but he would have grumbled less.) And every year Grammie would remind him that it was one small thing she did for others, it kept her busy, and the yarn was free, after all. (He was a frugal farmer, so FREE would quiet him down every time!) Though I never got to wear Grammie’s mittens, it warms my heart much more to know that kids in need DID. Over the last few years, I’ve made scarves which I donate to whichever charity needs them each year, and in some small way, it feels like Grammie is there crocheting and knitting along with me. I know she’d be proud. So in her honor, here are some mittens!
This adorable chunky mittens and scarf set is going to be your best friend this winter season. It’s a great free crochet pattern that will be nice to give as a gift or keep for yourself.
Do you craft, knit, crochet, or sew for charity? What’s your favorite cause in need? Leave a comment below – one lucky commenter will receive a Gift from Santa’s Sleigh. Hurry. You only have until Midnight central time to enter. Tomorrow will be another day, another featured project, and another giveaway!
P.S. Since our comments require approval before they are live on the site, your comment will be included as an entry even if you don’t see it on the page. Also, we only include one comment per person, but you can make more than one comment if you want!
[Note: The giveaway is now closed, but feel free to leave your comments if you like! See all of our Christmas Countdown posts here!]