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ABOUT KNIT ONE BLESS TWO
Over the years I’ve been involved in a number of charity knitting organizations and projects. I’ve found that knitters are by nature generous and we often look for ways to give back and help others. We have been blessed to live in a country that is filled with abundance. When I look around at the needs in this world it can be overwhelming–babies born in poverty, children suffering in the cold. I found myself asking, “What can I do?” One answer that came to me, and many others, was that we could knit. A hat, a blanket, a sweater, a square. All of those were possible with a single pair of knitting needles. I feel with a single scarf that I am making a difference in a child’s life. And I’m using my time in a productive way.
It was my association with other knitters, hearing their stories, listening to their ideas as we sat and knit together, that I came to sense the hearts of my fellow knitters that prompted me to start Knit 1, Bless 2.
As an author I’ve discovered there is a link between the writer and the reader. It’s almost spiritual. As an example, I know that if I laugh while writing a scene, my reader will laugh, too. If I cry, they will cry as well. If I put my heart on the page it will link with my readers’ hearts in a way that is difficult to describe. I’ve seen this again and again in the times I’ve met with readers or read their letters and comments from my website.
This “‘spiritual” phenomenon also applies to those who knit and crochet. The knitted or crocheted items are far more than something created from a simple skein of yarn. The knitting links us with the recipient in a special way that I find nearly impossible to explain in words. As we infuse our time, our talent and money into an item we also infuse our love. And while we may never meet the one who receives our gift we benefit in knowing what we have given away a part of ourselves. As a result they are blessed and we are blessed.
So now, my friends, gather together your yarn and needles. Ready. Set. Knit.
Pattern of Thank you Gift created by Rohn Strong