Earlier this month, I was tremendously blessed to be able to celebrate my cat's 18th birthday. Because I adopted her after an unforeseen tragedy in 2005, we're not sure of her exact age, but we are sure that she's a sweet, dear, amazing little blessing who has brightened every home she's been in ever since she was born.
So, in honor of her birthday, the final knitting charity/project in this pop-up blog is the Snuggles Project. Part of the nonprofit Hugs Society, it encourages knitters, crocheters and sewers (the kind with the fabric, not the fumes) to make Snuggles -- security blankets for shelter animals. The Snuggles bring comfort to the animals who are waiting to be adopted. By reducing the animals' stress, crafters help increase their chances of being adopted.
Another bit of good news is that I finished and self-published my second pattern story. Pocketful of Mystery is a cozy mystery short story that includes a mystery knitting pattern, a cat named Baby (who's modeled after my cat), a mystery-loving, Murder, She Wrote-watching coastal Maine antique shop owner named Maya and (wait for it...) a pocketful of mystery!
Offer (good through the end of 2019) – Members of knitting ministries (and those who knit regularly for charity) who would like a free copy of “Pocketful of Mystery” can let me know through the Contact form, and I’d be happy to email you a free copy.