A friend of mine recently shared a funny, sweet poem with me that was written by a young Asylum Seeker, as a way of celebrating and thanking the ordinary folk who had helped her during difficult times. She was basically saying, all you people who aren’t rich, or powerful, or well-connected and think you’re just ‘ordinary’: you’re the ones who made a difference.
I’ve written here before about KAS, the charity that makes & distributes blankets to AIDS orphans in Africa. I try to use up odd bits of yarn and things I’ve been given to make granny squares for them. I had some dullish, grey squares that began life as an ill-conceived project that I abandoned – warm they may be, but not exactly the thing to brighten up a child’s day! But with some colourful yarn scraps and this heart motif tutorial by Meladora, they turned into these:We all know there are lots of folk in the world who are not so well off. What can you do?Get a hook (or knitting needles) and some yarn: play with colours, experiment with different techniques, try out that new stitch, fish out those abandoned projects and make a square. Better still, make several. Get together with your craftsy friends and make a stack. Then post them to Africa. Or France. Or Great Ormond Street. Wherever you’d most like them to go.‘Cos ordinary folk have BIG HEARTS, my friends 🙂