If you're looking for a charity challenge that's way more fun than Sober October (hard pass from me on that one), how about Knitting November? Each year, Dementia UK encourages crafters of all abilities to take up their needles and raise money for charity by knitting for 30 minutes a day, 30 days in a row. It's a lovely initiative and a charity that's very dear to my own heart. You can find out more about it here: https://www.dementiauk.org/get-involved/find-your-event/november-knitting-challenge/
Now, I don't know about you, but knitting every day for a month seems more like a wonderful invitation than a challenge. I try to snatch some yarn time every day, usually first thing in the morning or last thing at night. These golden hours when everyone else is asleep find me plugged into a podcast (true crime or folklore being my ear candy of choice), project in hand.
But here's the thing - nobody needs to know you'd do it anyway. In fact, if you're knitting for charity, you have a free pass to knit even more than usual and they can't judge you for it. Get those needles out on the bus, in a meeting, at the school gates, in the bath (actually probably not that one, even if your yarn is superwash). If anyone asks, just tell them "I have to do this, it's for charity you see", and watch them be awed by your selfless and noble actions. Bonus points if you can get them to sponsor you.
FREE downloadable 30 Day Knitting Challenge Trackers
If you're taking part in Knit-vember, or just fancy a 30 day crafting challenge at any time of the year, my fun downloadable trackers are completely free to use as you wish. They're in PDF format, 8.5" x 11", ready to print or use in your digital device of choice. Colour in a skein a day and celebrate your noble achievement.
Yes, there's a crochet version too for you one-stick-wonders. We're multi-disciplinary here at Skeinhawk Yarns.