The pandemic of 2020 continues and with it the approaching holidays will be different for me. No large gatherings and more time at home. With so many others dealing with the same circumstances, I decided to embark on my largest holiday project yet. I’ll be donating Method foaming hand soap with a new dishcloth dress to my local Meals on Wheels program. I hope this brings joy to the recipients.
In my stash, I have 3 large skeins of Bernat Handicrafter cotton in Holly Jolly that I purchased in previous holiday seasons. As I continue to use my stash, I thought the dishcloth dresses would be ideal for this yarn. Unfortunately, this yarn is discontinued but any cotton yarn would be nice. My goal is to donate at least 40 to the program or more if I can. I also asked my fellow knitters to help me out. The local program serves some 800 people so while this is only a small amount, I hope it makes a difference.
Here’s the first group.
The other 2 projects that I am continuing to work on are the dish detergent and dishcloths to my local food pantry. I’ve been meeting my goal of 10 per month since August and this week, I’ll donate 10 more bringing the total to 40. You can read more about this project HERE in my blog post.
The other project is the soap sacks that I wrote about in this blog post. SACK is a local organization that has been distributing knit and crocheted sacks and bars of soap all over the country. There are free patterns on their website including the one that I designed. Read more about it HERE.
I’m really enjoying these projects with a purpose. I know this will brighten my holiday season and hopefully those of the recipients.