|The Mossy Jacket pattern included in the book.|
One of the main reasons I decided to look at this book is due to something my mother pointed out to me. She said that one of the best ways to feel better in your own life is to help someone else. If anyone would know, it's her. I swear, there will be an effort to canonize her even though she's not Catholic. Not surprisingly that's one of the main messages in "Knitting for Good".
wikipedia "is the poorest country in the Americas as per the Human Development Index." Probably would have been a better idea to go get something through American Apparel. The author of "Knitting for Good", Betsy Greer, encourages us to make more of an effort to look at our consumerism and the effects it has.
Along with these messages, the book also has a number of patterns of things that can be used as donation items, from pet blankets to hats for the homeless. Though I must say that my favorite feature of the book was the small vignettes from numerous contributors on their experiences with donation knits.