Last night the Mission Crafts Ministry met up at the church and of course we had a wonderful time. The more I meet with these ladies the more I fall in love with them. Their giving hearts and ready laughter can life a spirit better than anything.
Our project for Thanksgiving and Christmas is to knit dishcloths to include in our food baskets that will be distributed. The “guidelines” were to either knit or crochet any pattern, any color and any size – we like to stay loose with rules.
I’m happy to say that we’ve met the Thanksgiving number goal and are heading towards Christmas now! It was so much fun to look through the cloths that were brought last night and see all the different colors and textures. We have a card maker that is going to make a gift card to go along with each dishcloth as well. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures at all of the pile of dishcloths last night, but will try to remember to do so at Christmas.
We also started knitting Tribbles last night and that has turned out to be fun! One small ball of Sugar n Cream yarn will make a Grandmother’s Favorite dishcloth and a Tribble, thus making us able to really utilize all the yarn we have.
Speaking of yarn, if anybody is thinking about starting a similar ministry at their church I would encourage you to let the congregation, and your family, know that you will be needing yarn and needles. We put the call out to the congregation and people are cleaning out closets and bringing yarn to us. And the basket above came from my mother-in-law – she bought it and the package of needles at an estate sale. The yarn is two layers deep and I’ll bet there’s 50 or so knitting needles and crochet hooks in the package. What a great blessing to have supplies available to us!