As fiber artists, we are given an extraordinary gift – the ability to turn yarn into something beautiful, something warm and something that could change the world.
Never thought of it that way? Allow me to share my perspective with you.
In order to change someone’s life, you must first start by changing their day.
Do you remember the last time you gifted one of your hand crochet gifts? What was the reaction? I bet you received a heart whelming smile and a gracious thank you. When you put that much time, thought, planning and physical hand power into a gift, well, I can’t think of a better way to change someone’s day.
Now imagine that on a scale of ten or even a hundred? We could create enough smiles to change the world!
When we come together as one fiber loving community, we have the power to change lives.
I’m honored to be in company with fourteen other yarn heroes collaborating to bring you fifteen different crochet & knit for charity projects. Each designer will provide their own unique pattern to donate to the charity organization they support. Some of them will even be hosting a giveaway so you have a chance to win the supplies!
To celebrate the yarn hero in us all, Lion Brand is offering a special offer for yarn purchased in November for your charity projects. When you spend $15 or more at lionbrand.com, you’ll save $5!
If you already craft for charity on a regular basis, Lion Brand wants to hear your story! Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org Over the next month, they will be giving $250 worth of yarn to four charity crafters!
Check out Lion Brand for more information and to meet each of the Yarn Heroes. You’ll even see a picture of me in my silly super hero pose!
So what is our yarn hero story?
Last August, together we changed more than one hundred lives by sending full sized afghans to the Shelter Naples for Abused Women and Children through an amazing organization, Warm Up America! Foundation.
That was our first Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America! Foundation.
Well friends, I’m thrilled to bring you our second Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America! Foundation this January! This time, we’ll be making a baby blanket using Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn and Modern Baby in a pattern that may just make your jaw hit the floor.
The crochet challenge will kick off at midnight (yes, midnight!), Friday January 6, 2017.
It will last the entire month of January. You’ll have the opportunity to follow along with my video tutorials and crochet the baby blanket in the colors of your choice. When you’re finished, you’ll ship it off to Warm Up America! Foundation so it can be united with its brand new, tiny owner. It’s the most incredible feeling in the world!
Lion Brand has also graciously agreed to provide ALL the yarn needed to complete this project and Clover to provide the hook, TO FIVE WINNERS! The giveaway will open up the week of December 9-12, 2016, here at B.hooked Crochet. A simple sign up will secure your chance to win all the yarn needed for the crochet challenge in January.
Don’t worry, in the coming weeks I’ll give you more information about the giveaway and about the challenge!
Let’s be yarn heroes together
I’ve been incredibly blessed with the opportunity to reach and teach people all over the world. I want nothing more than to unite us in the hobby we love and use our unique skills to change the world.
We can change the world, you and I, one stitch at a time.
If I could ask one favor of you, it would be this – Will you please join the crochet challenge for Warm Up America! Foundation with me in January?
If you’re in, please leave a comment below. This isn’t a formal sign up but a chance to connect with one another before the challenge begins. I will be so grateful!
Thank you so much for being an incredible inspiration to me. You keep me motivated and grounded and I couldn’t be more grateful to be your crochet teacher.