"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

December 8, 2008

What I'm excited about:

First of all, I'm thrilled to say that my father-in-law's wife is doing better! Thank you so much for praying for her!

The next thing I'm excited about is a project where Joy and I can do some knitting for Jesus! What fun!
~My hubby had this excellent idea: He thought we should find a ministry that could use these sweater hats that I'm enjoying knitting lately. I contacted the God's Share Program and I found out that there are missionaries who could really use sweater hats! Hooray!

So, I'm thinking about starting a group for girls and having a knitting circle. (Is that right? A sewing bee and a knitting circle?)
I'm excited and I think it will be so much fun!

Joy used the Knifty Knitter today to make an infant hat for our friends who just had a baby boy and it only took her about 30 minutes and it was her very first time to ever use it. She really enjoyed it and made the cutest little hat.
I love that it is so easy and fun to do. I think girls as young as 6 or 7 can do it. Loom knitting is SO much easier than knitting with needles.

With one set we can make 4 hats. (one for an infant, a child and two adult sizes) I just need to buy more of the purple picks and I found out that those are pretty cheap.
So, with three Knifty Knitter sets we can make 12 hats at once in about an hour or so which would be really great!
I think I'll just need to have everyone bring their own yarn.
(We can make two or three hats a skein depending on the size...) Maybe we can get a craft store to give us a discount on yarn... Wouldn't that be great?!

There are missionaries in South Dakota and in a couple of countries in South Africa who would be so glad to receive these! Isn't that exciting?!

I'll let you know how it goes...

~And 'hello' and hugs to my inspiring aunt who has a ministry crocheting blankets for hospice patients. How awesome is that?! ~Glad I'm not the only one in the family with a
yarn obsession. ; )



momtofivekids said...

That is so awesome!

kari and kijsa said...

kari & kijsa

Susan said...

O.k. I might have to get my girls started on this project also. We live in Iowa and I am sure there are some homeless shelters that could use these hats.

Becky said...

Homeless shelters are a great idea, Susan! Awesome!

Sniz said...

Wow, this is such a great, great idea! And it doesn't just have to be at Christmas! It could be any time the weather is cold!

Jamie said...

That is a wonderful project!! Let me know when you are ready to start the group and I'll send my oldest girlie over to learn a new craft!!