Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunday Charity Crochet

Hello everyone!

I am really excited to share the cause of my Sunday Charity Crochet this week!

This week, I made six green beanies, for a family that lives in the town where I grew up.  I don't know this family - except through newspaper articles, and their facebook page Team Phinneus McKenna.  Phinneus is an eleven year old boy that was, unfortunately, diagnosed with cancer.  I wish I could help the family out financially, but that is just not an option for me right now - if you are able to make a donation, there is an online donation site here.  So instead, I messaged their faceook page, and spoke with Mrs.McKenna, offering to make a beanie for Phinn.  She was so excited, which made me even more excited.  I decided to do a little reconnaissance work, and asked a mutual friend for the names and ages of everyone in Phinn's family, so I could make them all green beanies.  I really tried to make this a surprise for the McKenna's, but as I have told you all before, I am terrible at keeping secrets, especially about special gifts.


Now, I don't know why green is the official 'Team Phinn' color, I just assume that it is Phinneus' favorite color.  I just hope the family will enjoy their new beanies, and the beanies do justice in representing Team Phinn.

I made three of these simple green beanies with gray rim, one for each Phinneus, his step-dad, and his older brother.

For his mom, I made this shell stitch beanie, with a gold flower, and a vintage button that I got from my great-grandmother.

I am in love the way this beanie turned out!

Now, for Phinn's two little sisters, I made shell stitch beanies too, but I added a Bloomin' Heart to each beanie.  I am a little obsessed with this pattern right now, and want to add these hearts to everything!

I wish I could do more to help the McKenna family.

These words - the internet credits Theodore Roosevelt for - have been racing through my mind lately.
These beanies are what I can do now, with what I have.
Don't worry about the copyright on this photo, I am not breaking laws - Maxxo Productions is my photography company name, so I gave myself permission to use the photo!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Best Wishes,
Alison






1 comment:

  1. So wonderful! And all of the beanies turned out beautiful :)

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