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!