Saturday, March 6, 2010

Charity Crochet

This morning, I had a lovely little surprise in my inbox ~ the link to the new Bernat Cares charity crochet website. 

Charity crochet has always been very close to my heart. I used to be part of a Yahoo group called Project Rest Assured which donated afghans to orphans in the Cleveland area. We were a close community and I was so blessed to be a part of it. Our group was chaired by an incredibly inspiring woman. I learned so much from her not only about crocheting, but more importantly, what it means to live fully and graciously every day. She was our fearless captain, leading us in our combined efforts to lift up a small corner of our world. Sadly, she had to close the group after 3 years due to some serious health complications. I have felt a void since that time and have often wanted to fill it by joining a new charity group, but was unsure of where to look to compare groups and find one that was a good fit for me. 

Enter, It is a fabulous resource of charity options in your area and around the country. You can connect with other charity crocheters (or knitters) to compare notes and share ideas or even promote a charity you are organizing. What amazed me was the volume of stunning free crochet and knit patterns that Bernat shares. Here is a link to one of my personal favorites: http// Bernat does require that you become of a member of their site in order to view the patterns in full. Joining is free and is well worth the two minutes it takes to create an account. 

Happy Crocheting!