Sadly, I came across Lori’s pockets for Africa post a little too late to help make any for her to bring on her trip, but ever since I came across her beautiful post I have had these little treasure pockets locked away for “someday” in the back of my head. That someday came late last week, when I realized that my girls were headed to a birthday party for not one, but two friends…and if there’s anything I absolutely despise it’s buying unnecessary items for birthday parties. I always aim to give something that I would love for my kids to receive as birthday presents…something meaningful and made with love of course. So for a few minutes I fretted, knowing there wasn’t much time to come up with much. And then I remembered Lori’s pockets and I set to work.
They were such a quick knit and barely use any yarn at all. So naturally, after the two for the birthday party were made and stuffed with a few crystals in each…I just kept going…knitting six more. I thought they might be a nice addition, something crafty, to add to our farm stand. I’m also thinking that because of the cause they originated from…of donating a portion of the proceeds to a good cause. I haven’t figured out where specifically yet, because I have something else brewing in my thoughts lately that may conjoin with the thought of raising money and donating a portion of it, but in time it will become more clear to me.
Now I just need to work on all the crochet borders and neck loops and then they will be all ready. Joining along with Ginny as usual. And if you haven’t checked out Lori’s pictures from her amazing journey in Africa…you should…they are so so beautiful and inspiring to say the least.