Part of the fun of belonging to the online art community is seeing what other creative people around the world are doing. This week, I found a link on Creative Everyday to Melissa Langer's blog, Life is Art...Art is Life. She has a post about knitting 8x8inch woolen squares and sending them to a South African women's group that uses them to make blankets for impoverished babies and children. Every square that is sent will be used to keep a cold child warm.
It has been over a year since I've knit or crocheted, but I pulled out my knitting needles and crochet hook and gave it a go. Happily, it all came back to me and I really enjoyed making my first two squares. They're now tucked into an envelope and ready to drop in the mail.
If you'd like to know more about helping in this way, here is a link to the Knitting Squares for Charity website.
Thanks for your great post, Melissa!