|My knitting friends and I celebrated with a 100 sweater cake|
Back in 2006 I first heard about Knit for Kids, a charity outreach project that sends hand knit sweaters to children all over the world. Once I started knitting these easy little sweaters, I decided that I wanted to complete a hundred of them. This project is something that I do it because it is so much fun picturing kids receiving a gift from someone they don't even know--someone who wishes all the best for each and every one of them. It's surprising how many spare moments there are for knitting a few rows--perhaps while riding in the car, waiting for an appointment, or watching a baseball game--and I've learned to take along my knitting basket wherever I go.
I finally met my goal a couple of weeks ago and guess what? I had some leftover yarn, so I just kept on knitting more sweaters, because knitting is what my hands have become used to doing. Now I find myself working on sweater #102, and I still have lots of ideas for patterns and colors; probably enough ideas for the next hundred sweaters.
Here is the latest batch: Numbers 91-100.