Thursday, November 17, 2005

Take the time for others

Around this time of the year it is easy for me to get caught up in the frenzy of the holiday season. For those who like to make gifts for others perhaps you know what I mean. I have my list of things I need to make and the things on the list will invariably take longer than the time that is left until the holidays. Some people may get half finished things that will hopefully get done after the holidays and some things on the list will get crossed off as I realize that I just can't do it. And of course there are those items which I am frantically finishing up in the few minutes before I see the recipient. And every year I tell myself to try and be smarter next year.

Well, this year, Margene has started a knitalong called Knit Unto Others. During the next two weeks we can concentrate on knitting for charities of our choice.


I am so happy to be able to participate. It's a time to think about what is really important and be thankful for what I have while helping others. And isn't that the real message we want to remember.

2 comments:

Sandysknitting said...

It really IS wonderful, isn't it? And it's for two weeks. Long enough to finish something, not long enough to hog all the Christmas knitting time!
:)

Maureen said...

It always feels great to do some charity knitting. I am knitting some hats right now. Ahh...Christmas knitting. I am still working on some things too.