Generous Crocheter Sending Treats this Halloween
Crocheters (and other crafters too!) are such generous people. We love our craft and want to share it with as many others as possible. How often have you found yourself saying to others “If you’d like to learn, I’ll show you.” Not only do we share our skills, we also share our stuff. Last week, one of my regular pattern testers mentioned she had some cotton yarn she couldn’t use and asked if I’d like it. She said maybe I could make a couple of hats for Halos of Hope with it. Because she lives rather far away I suggested she see if she might be able to find someone local so we wouldn’t have to worry about shipping costs. Her response was, if I wanted, it was mine and she would treat on the shipping. I said sure thinking it was maybe 3 or 4 balls of yarn. Yesterday (Halloween), I arrived at my house to find a large box at my door. “What?” I wondered, “What treat did I receive?” I opened it to find 17 full and a couple partial balls of cotton yarn. WOW! Yeah, I think I can make more than a couple of hats for Halos of Hope with it! The yarn weighs over 2 pounds, 10 ounces, almost as much as the yarn I have used in 2014 (to date) to make 16 hats!
This isn’t the first time someone has shared her craft items with me. Last year, a woman my husband knows through his job, was clearing out some knitting items. She sent him home with 2 large bags of books, patterns and needles for me. She said for me to take what I wanted and donate the rest. How sweet! I pulled out a couple of books and some lovely bamboo needles and brought the rest to the thrift store that supports a local women’s shelter.
Thank you both Heather and Maggie for your generosity. All of these gifts will be put to good use as I continue to bust out my stash for Halos of Hope. If you’ve received a generous gift from another crafter, I’d love to hear about it!