I said that I would post about charity knitting when I'd had the chance to gather my thoughts. I sat down and made a list of questions that I'd been pondering over that had to do with charity knitting. I had intended to share them here and get feedback but, after looking over them, I kind of feel that they are the personal sort of questions that you ask yourself to solicit your own thinking. Some I feel that I've answered, others I'm still sorting out. So, I'm not going to post the questions here. Next I typed out a blog post that was essentially about why I knit for charity but it just seemed too personal or contrived or preach-y or something.
What I came to find is that, basically, charity knitting is a personal choice. And, for me, it's become a real defining part of who I am. So I do a lot of it and I talk a lot about it.
Two books that I've read (and love) are Knitting for Good! by Betsy Greer
a charity knitting book that I want to read (reviews of this book are welcome and appreciated).
Some people do Relay for Life, some people feed the homeless, other people may donate to United Way. As for me, I knit for orphans. It's just what I do :)