Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

 I think I am stuck in a rut. 2016 is coming and I need to change my habits. I finished a scarf yesterday and decided to start another one. This is a simple one, but it will keep somebody warm.
The  color on this one is like hot coco. It is the same knit on both sides. so scarves are only textured on one side. I have more of this yarn that a hat and maybe finger less gloves could be made to match.

I read a post on Facebook the other day that light a light bulb in my mind. In this post a person decided to make Christmas more affordable for herself she bought gift cards through out the year to use later by the gift recipient or to buy actual gifts for her family. I took it a bit farther and decided to try making scarves hats and mittens each month all year long and give them to a homeless shelter in our community. As of now my family has all they can use.

The thought of spending extra money on gift cards so you have them on short months is a good idea. If you have a grocery store or a big box store you frequent it out be a great safety valve for people with fixed incomes. Some gift cards are re loadable also. So I think starting in January I will try and do this.

Hope you all have a safe and healthy New Year. Chris


Katie M. said...

I always have good intentions of starting in January for Christmas - never seems to really materialize, though....

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your scarves and that gift card idea is a good one.
Happy New Year !