After dragging my heels for so long I thought I’d have to take my shoes to the cobbler, I finally ‘finished off’ these last few charity knits. Not my best effort- all of them plain and simple apart from the fawn jumper with the coloured bands.
At the moment (much to my dismay) I’ve no interest in handiwork of any sort……. it’s a feeling of ‘can’t be bothered’ rather than one of ‘oh I can’t do that, my hands/fingers are sore and it hurts to do so’. It’ll come back in time……well, it’d better. There’s a couple of cardigans and two teddies on the go and about another 20 or more balls of wool to be knit up 😊
Handing them over and sort of indicating I’d be on a go – slow for a while…..I was hit with these words…. “Oh what a shame, this particular charity wants more plain children’s cardigans like those you knit. They don’t want jumpers or anything fancy – seems it’s easier to allocate cardigans. And those you knit are just the sort they need”
So we’re back to this again………, a few years ago I was involved with a knitting group which qualified as a charity and then began to get ‘greedy’……we need more knitters…..we need more garments….tell your friends we want this, that and the other (money is nice too!). We are now going to service more and more agencies ‘nationwide’ irregardless of the fact there are groups in other states who service their states – beginning as a small ‘keep people warm in Victoria during the winter’ group to ‘let’s keep Australians warm in winter’ it was preying on the goodwill (and the emotions) of myself and quite a few others I knew.
We were beginning to feel like the old ladies who, out of the goodness of their hearts, gave a charity a monetary donation once, then pestered continually for more and more larger monthly amounts…..it just wasn’t on. Which is why I moved to this new group!
As to why this particular charity has decided on cardigans only….I’ve no idea – apart from that strange explanation of being easier to allocate. Once I get over the niggly feeling that comes from others putting their demands ahead of their supporters and that it might curb my artistic streak for a while, I’ll be right on to it again. I’m sure I can come up with all sorts of patterns to place on a cardigan – my cupboard is full of old ‘vintage’ patterns I can utilise. That is once the magic of my knitting ‘mojo‘ (oh how I dislike that word) returns 🙂
It’s Monday again, it seems a long while since Easter Monday. There have been sunny days and wet days ……warmish days, downright cold days. You name ’em we’ve had them. Some busy (get your flu jab) some quiet (think about next year’s ‘entertainment’ aka holidays) but for myself and The Golfer all passed happily. With sad thoughts still about the madness in the world and the Sri Lanka bombings though.
How did this past last week go for you – do you have plans for this Monday…..crafty or otherwise?