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!