12 i '12 Velgørenhed Hæklet: 1st Donation

ved KathrynJanuar 29, 2012 · 21 kommentarer

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I begyndelsen af ​​året annoncerede jeg, at jeg skulle til at starte en velgørenhed hæklet projekt med det mål at donere håndlavede hæklede elementer til en anden organisation hver måned i løbet af hver måned dette år. Here’s the first month’s update.

January Donor Organization

The organization I chose for the month of January was Bridge and Beyond. Jeg posted earlier this month about why I chose them.

Hvad jeg har lavet

charity crochet donation 12 in ’12 Charity Crochet: 1st Donation

For at være ærlig, I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t do better in handcrafting more items for donation to this organization. I’ve made two pairs of mittens and am almost done making a very large, very warm scarf. I wanted to have a bigger donation but by the time I got started and got going there just wasn’t a lot of time to make stuff. The goal I set mid-month wasto try to make at least one pair of mittens for donation. I will also be making at least two hats and several scarves.No hats and only one scarf. On the plus side, I had never made mittens before and I feel like they came out really well so I’m happy with that. And I love the texture on the scarf. Plus it’s better to do something than nothing right?

Hvad er det næste?

I’ll be finishing up this donation in the next few days and putting it in the mail next week. (In addition to finishing the scarf, I need to add thumbs to one of the mitten pairs and weave in all ends). Then it’ll be time to start working on February’s donation. I’ll be doing my mid-month update on the second Sunday of February, which is when I’ll set my specific plans and share more about the month’s chosen organization.

Some Things I’ve Learned

I loved the idea of doing this monthly charity crocheting. And I think it’s a good thing and intend to stick with it. But I’ll be honest in saying that I’ve learned a few things that have dampened my enthusiasm slightly:

  • I’m not a very generous crocheter after all. I noticed that I tended to feel a slight bit of resentment when making crochet items for others. I wanted to be using that time and energy and creativity to make something for myself. Jeg er lidt flov over det, og næsten ikke vil indrømme det på bloggen, men jeg følte jeg bør være ærlige om det, fordi det er sandheden om, hvad der virkelig foregår, som jeg gør det. Mange mennesker, jeg kender, er meget generøse crocheters der næsten aldrig gør noget for sig selv. Jeg er det modsatte. Jeg hovedsagelig gøre for mig selv. Jeg ønsker ikke at være un-generøs, så det er bare noget, jeg har tænkt mig at være opmærksom på og lære fra, som jeg fortsætte med velgørenhed crafting. Jeg er sikker på jeg vil have mere at sige om det som tiden går.
  • Jeg er en sjusket crocheter. Dette er egentlig ikke en ny åbenbaring for mig. Jeg er en utålmodig Crafter. Jeg er ikke altid sørge for, at jeg har pæne sting. I don’t like to make a bunch of color changes. I’ve learned lots of adaptations when making things for myself. Men, when I make something for someone else I want to give it the care it deserves. And the truth is, I don’t like having to be so careful in my work so I don’t end up enjoying the process quite as much. Ærligt, I’m starting to think that I’m more interested in art crochet and crocheting for my own wearable enjoyment than any other crochet. Vi vil se.
  • I don’t own easy care yarn. My January donations are going to homeless people so of course they need to be easy care. Faktisk, most items that you donate should be easy care. I didn’t realize until I started crocheting for charity this month that I really don’t own this type of yarn. Jeg kan godt lide luksus garner og dem næsten altid kræve hånd vask. My go-to workhorse yarn is Paton Silk Bamboo which is a silk bamboo blend. I do have some acrylics but they’re mostly novelty yarns and wouldn’t have been practical choices for the donation items. I had four skeins of Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease for the scarf but now I’m out of any kind of easy-wash wool like that. So I’m not sure what that means as I move forward. Something to figure out.

Deltag Me

At the beginning of this project I invited others to join me in doing 12 i '12. I tried to use a linky tool so everyone could share their work. Men, it doesn’t seem to want to work on this blog. So here’s the dealif you made a crochet donation to charity in the month of January and you blogged about it, send me the link to that post via email and I will add it here (nedenfor). You don’t have to be someone who committed to doing 12 i '12. Anyone who did charity crochet can send me their link. But I ask that you follow these basic rules:

  • Send me the direct link to the post about the donation.
  • One link only per blog per month.
  • At least some of the items you donated must be crochet.

Crochet Others Donated

I’d love to know what you have learned about yourself and your stash from doing charity crochet work. Am I the only selfish crafter out there?

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65mary65
65mary65

wow, at least to me...ok add all this up, the symbol for infinity (sideways 8) a crochet chain one or more, a plain old circle....Plus I am sure there are a lot more "symboler" for giving and recieving Words also... they escape me at the moment. just thinking out loud in between loads of UGGG Laundry... this is more fun than talking out loud to myself. admit it we all do it.LOL

65mary65
65mary65

Jeg er "old" school. "what goes around comes around". "Give and 'ye shall recieve". " The circle of Life" some time just plain old Karma.. I have seen it in action and (4-mig) know it to be True......For all that Heavy thinking hope it is sunny in San Fran. cuz it is cloudy in alabama....

65mary65
65mary65

Yes that is the link.. all this has inspired me make up some kind of "packs" scarf cap slippers etc.. maybe in a little crochet shower bag thingy.. Those are also a useful item for keeping personal things together.soap shampoo etc. A gal I met in a shelter made us "ladies" some.they were much loved....still have mine.... Dear "K" Jeg tror, -(KNOW) that you have started a good "chainy" thing with me.Thank you. Now I can feel better about the "just-4-me" things I create.... ps thanxs for hooking up with cates blog. isn't she cool? gotta' nurture those chains.Peace from Alabama

65mary65
65mary65

I Promise I will stop after this. Feet like hands deserve LOVE no matter where or why. so check out the granny square slipper pattern at purl-bee. (link at Crochetbug) Let at gøre ... Håber jeg fik alle denne ret ... Kathryn rette min OOpsys, venligst ... vi nogle gange gå en lang måder ... vores fødder brug for en pause,uanset hvor vores hoveder kan ligge ... Ingen sokker,Ikke (ekstra par) sko, No Problem!!!! plus de pack lille og igen vores ... måske ikke ejer et hus eller bil, men jeg ejer disse ......... "nite ya indtil i morgen Grateful i Tuscaloosa AL

65mary65
65mary65

ps der "billige" garn gør store vaskeklude ...... Hey nogen derude nogensinde behov / ønskede en "hankie" og ikke havde en måde at tørre dine tårer eller blæse din næse?????

susanbsnippy
susanbsnippy like.author.displayName 1 Ligesom

I donate crocheted items only once a year and make sure it is to a local charity. We have a christmas bureau and food bank in my town so each year in November I take all the scarfs, hatte, and other items which includes tote bags and baby afghans over to their facilities. All the things i make, are made from acrylic yarns, and all of those yarns I purchase through thrift shops. I think the idea of using acrylic yarns bought 2nd hand is what keeps me from feeling any sort of resentment of giving! The outlay for the items becomes less its actual cost than the time i spend on the things I give. Also because it is given locally, there is no postage cost and when I take a huge box of things once a year it looks like I am contributing a bonanza! to those in need. It really does make be feel GOOD about what I do and amazingly, i have occasionally seen my handywork on young homeless men and that really gives me a smile! I år, I even got a thank-you note from a young mother (she gave the note to a volunteer at the christmas bureau who then passed it on to me). I have put that note in a plastic sleeve and taped it on the wall by my "crocheting and tv watching" chair - it is an excellent motivator!

CrochetBlogger
CrochetBlogger moderator

@susanbsnippy Thanks so much for sharing your story about donating. It makes me feel really enthused about the whole donation process and how much it truly can help me. Et par af de velgørende organisationer vil jeg give til denne måned vil være lokale, og jeg tror det vil være godt at få den forstand, at jeg virkelig hjælpe mit samfund på en håndgribelig måde.

Jeg vil også gerne din idé for bare at gøre en donation en gang eller to gange om året. Det er, hvad jeg gør med de tilfældige ting omkring huset, at jeg ikke længere har brug for. Jeg kaste dem i poser hele året, og tage dem for donation én eller to gange. Så det giver mening for at donere hækling også.

65mary65
65mary65

WOW !! at ærlighed slog hjem med mig ... Jeg er ikke en "generøse"krog-er selv .... alt, hvad du sagde, er sooooooooo spot på. Rødt hjerte er billige selvom,(budget-wise ikke graver rødt hjerte luv 'ya) gå ud og få et par fed i glade farver og gå efter det "K" det arbejde, du gør, er meget vigtig,so feel good and Right about it...save your lovelys for your self . I have a whole tote of Just-4-Me yarn. thank you for bringing to word what I was ashamed to say out loud...ahhhh mind-ful growth.......

CrochetBlogger
CrochetBlogger moderator

@65mary65 Thanks for also admitting to this Mary. I felt like I was the only one who wasn't feeling generous and giving as I crafted for charity but now I know that this is something that other people struggle with as well. I definitely plan to keep my eye out for the more affordable yarn brands like Red Heart to use in crafting. I also like Caron's Simply Soft which is affordable too.

undergroundcrafter
undergroundcrafter

These are all great revelations. I'm a pretty generous crafter - I mostly make gifts for other people and charity projects (or samples for patterns I'm publishing) - but I also feel resentment when making projects for others! Join the club LOL.

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