The extra yarn has been sitting here waiting for a project ... and just the other day it finally told me what it wants to be.
I've been knitting Shawls of Sharing: some are set aside for members of the group that was involved in the larger project, but I decided to post one of them for a wider audience, and share the love a bit further.
This shawl is knit from handspun yarn – wool and assorted other fibres (though I don’t believe there is any mohair – there is probably some angora, definitely some silk, and mostly pure wool). It is a slightly curved triangle shape, so it will sit easily on the shoulders, or can be wrapped up tighter like a scarf, or closed at the front with a shawl pin. Colours vary from browns and greens and blues through to a burgundy edging … it’ll go with absolutely anything you choose to wear it with, given all the colours it contains!
Here's how The Shawl of Sharing Project works:
If you would like to have this shawl (or have it sent to someone else), perform an act of kindness or make a donation to charity then tell me about what you've done and you'll be entered into the draw. It doesn't have to be anything big: drop some coins into the Salvation Army kettle, make a donation to the food bank, give the mail carrier a cookie, buy a cup of coffee and a muffin for a homeless person, whatever. Small acts of kindness can change the world one little bit at a time … and we aren’t bragging about what we’ve done, we are sharing and inspiring others to find ways to spread a little kindness in the world too.
So spread some love in the world, tell us what you have done, and maybe this Shawl of Sharing will come to you!
Responses can be made here on the blog, or on Facebook. I’ll draw a name on December 21, to celebrate Solstice and the return of the light!
I take meals to my 92 year old neighbor:)ReplyDelete
I am sure that is much appreciated! It is hard to eat well when you are by yourself. :)Delete
I would like to nominate Lonna for one of these shawls....she is ALWAYS thinking of others, how to make them smile, how to make them feel loved and appreciated. She ALWAYS has a nice thing to say to everybody and when she is needed she is ALWAYS there. Who better to receive one of these shawls for the acts of kindness and caring that she ALWAYS shows?ReplyDelete
A while back Lonna gifted me one of her patterns (A Touch of Colour) and I knitted it up. I wear it every morning and it is like a hug straight from her. Thank you Lonna.
Oh, bless you, Kath. :) I am glad to hear that I am making a positive impact in my corner of the world!Delete
We just got news ... the friend we gathered all this yarn for originally is gravely ill and has entered hospice care.ReplyDelete
I am very sad.
Praying for the friend and all of you who know her - may her journey be peaceful.ReplyDelete
I have been able to play Saint Nicholas this year. It's been fantastic, so much fun that I have a hard time claiming it as a random act of kindness.ReplyDelete
Just cause it's fun doesn't mean it isn't an act of sharing ... I think the best acts of sharing and kindness make EVERYONE feel happy!Delete
My husband helped me make cookies (I live with joint dislocations so he helps stir the dough and place and retrieve food from oven for me) We took cookies with us when we went to the farmers market before christmas and gifted a bag to the one vendor who sell the street news that was there that morning.ReplyDelete
I believe one small act of kindness can create change. There once was a checkout cashier who was quite grumpy when we bought groceries and flowers for my mom. When the items had been paid for my daughter who was quite young at the time removed a flower from the bouquet and handed to the teller. Well she almost cried, she responded she had a nasty customer and let it affect her. The gift of the flower turned her day around.