Last week those of us that visit Loris blog were invited to participate in a special project. Lori posted about her coming trip to Africa, and her wish to knit little necklace pockets with gifts in them, to give to the Himba people she plans on visiting. She asked if anyone wanted to contribute, and it seems many thoughtfully did.
I decided to crochet my pockets since I crochet faster than I knit, and since its easier to do around the kids. Only one enticing stick to hold on to, and if curious little fingers start pulling the yarn and manage to unravel something it's easy to backtrack and start over. I used a pattern found here, chaining 22 for the foundation chain and using a 5 mm crochet hook to match the size of Loris pockets.
Now I just hope these pockets actually make it to Lori in time. I'm such a birdbrain sometimes that it's scary. I used a prepaid national package instead of an international one, so now I'm praying to the postage gods that the package will get sent anyway since it was so light. Cross your fingers for me, or if you're in Sweden - hold your thumbs. Never have gotten used to that thumb-holding thing....
I have to say it felt really good to do something for someone else. It feels really good to know that some child might receive one of those pockets I made and find a little toy in there, just for them.
If you're curious about the other pockets that have been made, follow this link.