Knitting is one of the most popular crafts today. It’s a craft that each generation teaches to the next, meaning there are often whole families that knit together. Currently specialty yarns are hot especially yarns that include bulky or intricate fibers.
Socks are hot! As are scarves, belts, purses, totes, and baby quilts. Jewelry artists are also including knitted elements into their designs. Another hot trend in knitting is knitting for charity. There are so many wonderful ways you can use your talent with knitting needles and yarn. I knit small baby caps for premature infants that I donate to local hospitals.
I found this delightful story about a 93-year-old woman who has knitted 100 teddy bears for the Mother Bear Project.
It has motivated me to help sponsor a few bears. You can sponsor a bear if you don’t have time to knit or don’t know how to knit. For $10 you can give a child a soft friend to cuddle.
Here are some other ways you can contribute to a better world by knitting:
Warm Woolies (mittens, socks, booties)
Blankets for the Gulf (blankets for hurricane victims)
Prayer Shawl Ministry (shawls for prayer and comfort)