No matter what you do for a living, it's important to give back and help those less fortunate than you.
That's always been my motto. Now I'm not here to toot my horn, but to give you an idea of what I'm about and maybe inspire you. I've had highs and lows financially; you don't work in sales and forget what it's like to have moments of feast or famine. So, here's how I am doing that with yarn:
Every project has remnants, a portion that's too small for a project of its own but when combined, can be made into something useful. My grandmother in Colorado is helping me distribute items I've made from yarn I refuse to toss, to people who desperately need them to stay warm in the Rockies. I've used remnants to make some of the items below, in a variety of sizes and genders:
As you can see, these aren't fancy, and there's no matching counterpart since I only had just enough yarn left for one item, but they are WARM. I'm just getting started in this biz, and don't have a lot to give, but I gave what I can with what I have. There was a whole box of goods from newborn to adult sizes, in hats, scarves and cowls.
I just hope that this inspires you, my dear reader, to give back of your time and talent. If you think you have nothing to give, look at what you might be throwing away and see if it can't be repurposed. You never know who you might be helping. Personally, I found this exercise to be very cleansing - for me.
Be blessed. <3