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05 November 2011 @ 08:05 am
Knitting For Homeless People  
I got up this morning and it was in the low 40s. I shivered and turned up the heat (I'd reduced it to 40 over night). Then I saw a news story about knitting for the homeless. Remembering how cold we were when we (my first husband, my children and I) were homeless in the winter even here in California, I thought maybe I should find some links about knitting for the homeless to pass on. I am not a knitter myself but I have friends and family who are. What do you knit after your entire extended family and friends are all adorned? This could fill that need. :)


Long way around the sun: L--Manamanavisualsyntax on November 5th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
I have a ton of acrylic yarn and I was hoping to make some hats and scarves for the kids when I'm student teaching.
Tapatitapati on November 7th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
That's a great idea. :)
Wendynothingtoyou on November 6th, 2011 09:28 am (UTC)
I'm going to pass these ideas on to my elderly aunt who knits, I'm sure she'd love to make some warm hats and scarves.
Tapatitapati on November 7th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
It does seem like sooner or later, every avid knitter runs out of people to knit for but they love to do it. Plus a lot of elderly women I've known feel bad if they aren't able to do things for people (at the rate they used to) so it could be a great match.
Christinekisekileia on November 7th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Thanks! I have knitting projects out the wazoo right now, but I'll keep these in mind for the future.
Tapatitapati on November 7th, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
You are probably too young to have exhausted all the things you want to do already. :) But someday, yeah, it'll be a great excuse to continue. I really do agree it's a therapeutic activity. I just don't have much manual dexterity so it wasn't relaxing for me.