Sunday, November 26, 2006

Holiday Knitting

OK, so raise your hand if you spent the day after Thanksgiving at a Black Friday sale.
Fortunately, I was at work instead of the mall on Friday. And there are no worries here because the bulk of my holiday shopping is finished. Yes, really. That left me some free time to work on my contribution to the prize kitty for the Knit Unto Others effort.

Laurie and I have teamed up this year--she's donating 6 bars of her fabulous handmade soap and I'm making 3 hand-knit soap socks to go with them. See, I have two finished already:

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Just think, if you spend your time the next two weeks knitting for others, you have a chance to win a gift all ready to give to a friend or neighbor and Laurie and I have done all the work for you!


So head over to the Knit Unto Others blog and sign up.

If you're looking for a worthy cause to knit for, the Red Scarf Project is one of my favorites.


You can get more information by clicking on the photo above or by visiting the Orphan Foundation of America web site.

And if you really don't have time to knit for others during this hectic month, consider giving up a week of overpriced coffee drinks and using the money you save to make a donation to Heifer International. Wendy has set up a registry again this year and she's offering some wonderful prizes. For every $10.00 you donate to Heifer, you get one "ticket" in Wendy's raffle.I've donated one of my knitting patterns and all the yarn necessary to make the project. That prize will be given away on December 5th. Wendy has donated a Canon Rebel Digital SLR camera.
Now there's an incentive, huh!


Running commentary on my unending quest to knit up my stash.