Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Financial Blessing Challenge Update

This past Sabbath at church, the Pastor gave me an opportunity to address the congregation and explain what I am doing for my finanical challenge. I explained that I would be knitting and crocheting hats to donate to the Children's hospital located close by. I then asked for 10 people to join me in committing to one hat per week. That would be 52 hats a year for each person for a total of 520 hats in a year's time. Not too shabby, right? I told them that the average American watches over 20 hours of television a week and if they just worked on the hats while they were watching television, they could easily meet their goal.

I had 10 people come up to me BEFORE I even left church. Wow. I was not expecting that. Some of them already know how to crochet and/or knit and some of them have no clue. So I am going to hold classes once a month at the church to teach others how to knit and crochet. Now you would think that I am a pro for even agreeing to do this. I assure you I am not. But I am learning that God does not call the equipped, He equips the called! And He has called me to start this ministry and so I am believing that He will show me how to do it.

I joined a knit/crochet group on Meet UP and I am anxious to attend my first meeting this Thursday. I know that it is no coincidence that the topic for this week is knitting/crocheting for charity. I am a visual learner so I am hoping that someone there will be able to show me some of the answers to my questions.

Here are a couple of the hats that I have crocheted so far. Here is the pattern I used for these. One is the preemie and one is the newborn.

This is another hat that I started. You can find the pattern here. It is so cute! I've only gotten a little bit done
I am hoping to find lots more easy patterns for my students to choose from. Please let me know if you know of any.


  1. As the mom of a NICU baby, I can promise you that these will be very much appreciated. Those families won't get to thank you. I wasn't able to thank the volunteers who sewed hats, isolette covers and preemie blankets - so on behalf of those families that you will touch:

    thank you.

  2. Hi Darcy,

    Thanks so much for the kind words. I know that many lives will be touched. Lives that I will never see, but it's enough to know that I can make a difference.

  3. How wonderful to be able to start such a precious ministry!


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