18 years ago I watched the painful journey that my mother-in-law took, as she battled stage 4 melanoma cancer. Watching a loved one suffer and pass away from such a crippling disease, left me feeling quite helpless. As is most often the case when I feel helpless and out of control, I am drawn to my needles. It is this time of year when I am missing my loved ones and counting my blessings, that I feel compelled to spread joy through the fiber arts.
You can too! It's easy! Contact your local cancer center and ask them when is a good time to donate scarves or hats, and spread the word around to your knitter/crocheter friends. Giving deadlines and reminders is good. Pretty soon, you will have a wonderful pile of fiber goodness to give to those suffering and fighting their own battles.
My alter ego/yarn hero is the Domiknitter! I am spreading the word by dressing up in this (ridiculous) awesome costume! I hope you feel inspired to start a movement today! To help get you started, here is a free pattern for a super fast, chunky, scraptacular cowl.
Great news! By using coupon code YARNHEROES2016 at lionbrand.com you will get $5 off your yarn purchase above $20 for your KNITTING FOR CHARITY needs through December 15th. Pick ANY charity--this is a great time of year to spread joy through your fiber gifts!
Be a Yarn Hero!
SHOW US YOUR MORAL FIBER!
Follow me on instagram at the handle: domiknitter for some superhero goodness this next month! And don't forget kristyglassknits instagram too ---there may be a yarn giveaway coming soon------>