Saturday, November 10, 2007

My scarf for an homeless guy

Hi everybody, I'm probably the slower knitter here. Since this project has started I haven't been able to finish not even a single scarf. In my partial apology I can say that it isn't easy to knit warm wool in the hot Italian summer, but the truth is I am a turtle-knitter.

Now that the autumn has seriously embraced Milan I'm knitting faster, and I'm about to finish my first scarf. Finally.

Yesterday, though, while I was at the park with my dog Valda, I've noticed that the homeless guy who lives there, and that I meet almost every single day, was freezing cold. So I asked to myself: shouldn't I give the scarf I making to him, instead that sending it oversea for other homeless guys?

I'm turning this question on you fellow knitters, because I'm not sure I will be able to complete another scarf for this project I committed for, along with you, so if I give this scarf I'm making to the homeless guy who lives in the park down here, somehow I feel I will turn my back on this great initiative. At the same time, we are knitting for homeless people, aren't we?

6 comments:

Vik said...

Hi dear Justine! I agree with you, I would give the scarf to that man, the one in your park. That´s how this project was born: To give the scarves directly to the homeless who live in our neighborhood.
Thank you!

Kimberly said...

Hello! I agree with Vik! You should give it to the homeless man in your neighborhood....that is fully in the spirit of this project - giving to those in our communities!

Mimi said...

Thanks for posting, this is very inspiring.
I agree with everyone, the homeless person next to you truly deserve to be thought about first. May your gift bring him hope and so he can also share that hope with other homeless people.

PippaW said...

Thank you girls, thanks for your warm support!! As soon as the scarf is delivered I'll tell you if he liked (I really hope so). :-)

Happy Knitting to all of you!

Justine

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

I agree, give it to the homeless man.

CalicoMom Toni

Margaret said...

thank you for knitting for the homeless.