Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Cloths for Katrina - Simplicity

Knitters have certainly come to the forefront in blogland in doing their part for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Not only are they opening their wallets, but they are keeping their fingers and needles busy knitting items for those that have lost so much in its aftermath.

One email group that has newly developed is Cloths For Katrina. This group's focus is knitting dishcloths/washcloths for those at the shelters in the Gulf Coast Region.

These cloths, made of 100% cotton, provide something to wash the face, wipe a tear, clean up a spill, the most common and simple of tasks. Folks may wonder why knitted cloths? Why not buy them? It's faster, cheaper, and easier to go to the local dollar store and buy them.

These cloths come from the heart. Prayers can be said while they are being knitted. It doesn't matter what you are wearing, it doesn't matter if it matches the color of the recipient's kitchen, which may no longer exist. It's a gift from one to another, no strings attached. It takes less than an evening's worth of time to start and finish it.

For those of you that are interested in this tried and true pattern, go to get your free pattern from here. And if this one doesn't do, there are hundreds of free patterns at many sites.

A simple project for simple tasks. It's a small token that comes from many big hearts.

1 comment:

Kitt said...

Thank you Cathy for not only promoting Cloths fo Katrina but for joining!
We are going to make some noise, I just know we are!
Hugs,
Kitt