These hand-knits went to Southern Comforts Animal Rescue of TX, and what a handsome model they chose😀
Knitted up a couple of custom sweaters for charity auctions, bringing in $110 to help with medical bills for Westies.
Thanks to Odette Glew and Lauren Goldsmith for donating their time, talent and yarn stash we were able to send a big ole box of warmth, leashes, and collars to Southern Comfort Animal Rescue of Texas!
…but we also help cats!
A local cat shelter called H.A.R.T. put out an APB on Facebook, asking for fleece blankets recently. Since I work for an apparel company that happens to have scrap bins of fabric free for the taking, I put a poster outside a couple of the bins:
I couldn’t believe the response I got! This is just a little bit of the fabric passed on:
Seriously, my car was FULL! People were so excited to contribute, it made a normal work week so much more exciting! I already knew I worked with GREAT people, but the community that came together for the kitties was amazing!
Also Yay pups! (finishing another sweater, new shipment of two sweaters going out to Southern Comforts Animal Rescue TX this week!)
The fashion is haute with this collection of patterns! And there’s something for everyone whatever your craft may be: knitting, sewing, crocheting! http://thecottagemarket.com/2013/10/35-diy-dog-coats.html
EclecticNana on Ravelry was kind enough to suggest some Crochet Patterns. Thank you, EclecticNana!
This is what they got (6 sweaters, one hand-knit, 5 on super Christmas sale at CVS):
Yes, shopping is totally acceptable!
If you give me a gift, I will think of you every time I see it. Even something simple as a tea towel elicits a reaction of gratitude for the gift and the person who gave it.
Perhaps matter holds memory, perhaps it is merely a projection. But the mere act of giving brings a little bit of self to the gift creating a bridge between giver and receiver.
I’d like to think that kindness of the giver attaches itself, weaving itself into the fabric, even more so if it’s handmade. (If you’ve read the book/seen the movie “Like Water for Chocolate” you know what I’m talking about. Basically the emotions of the main character are carried through every dish she cooks effecting the people who eat her food. Really good movie & read, I highly recommend it!)
I’d like to think that when we create sweaters for doggies, the warmth of our intent is also felt. A dog’s perception is so unique, maybe your kindness embeds a scent and the sweater feels a bit like an embrace.