I’ve participated in a few different charity knitting projects organized through Ravelry. I’ve knit slippers for Native elders at one of America’s poorest reserves, and I’ve also knit Tit Bits for women who have a breast removed due to breast cancer. At the end of September I worked on another small project:
These are tiny socks knit in pink yarn that will be given out to people taking part in the three day Komen breast cancer walk in Georgia. A lady who I know through Ravelry isn’t able to walk this year, but she is volunteering in the buses that are there to help transport walkers who need to stop the walk. These socks will be handed out to people on the bus, just as a little bit of fun.
The pattern is Toe-Up Mini Socks (Ravelry download link), and I used from leftover Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in colour Peony and Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in colour Rosewater. I used up every last bit of the Comfy Fingering, which is why one of the socks is just an ankle sock.
Don’t forget that October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Please take the time to learn about early breast cancer detection, and to donate to charities that both support breast cancer research and breast cancer patients and survivors. And thank you to all of you, like Dani, who support breast cancer research every year.