it seems like only baptised penguins deserve tiny sweaters
February 21, 2012 7:36 PM Subscribe
Crocheting for secular
posted by Mizu to sports, hobbies, & recreation (22 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I really love to crochet, and find its potential for complexity fascinating. However, I mostly picked up the skill to give my hands something to do while I keep my eyes on my work, so now I find myself deliberately looking for simple things to make. It turns out that mostly these are things like blankets and scarves. That's lovely but I have loads of those already! I then had the idea that probably blankets and scarves (and maybe hats?) are the sorts of things fibercrafts-for-charity are looking for. I'd love to have my fidgetyness be more than just a way for craft stores to take my money, so I went looking for charities.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of them all seem to be religiously based. I absolutely refuse to contribute to any cause that's going to preach to people. I'm not even entirely comfortable with no-longer-Christian things like Heifer.org, although I support their stated goals. Ideally I would like to be able to make stuff for something semi-locally (I'm in Seattle, WA) and for the charity to be far more focused on helping people in need than on any religious or political affiliation. It seems like shelters would be the go-to option here but they keep cropping up with surprise religion or surprise crazy requirements for donations.
Can you help me give my granny squares purpose?