Year One…

It’s amazing to look back and realize that Threads of Compassion OKC became a reality in 2010.

It went from me reading about it online in late December to contacting the OKC Rape Crisis Center, delivering 6 scarves in January to actually delivering 225 scarves by end of the year!

It’s hard to find words to share the impact this project has had on me, and on others. I’m so thankful that my husband encouraged me to go for it and that the YWCA staff was willing to give it a shot as well.

As I look back over the year, I see that 32 different people gave scarves (well, actually more than that because 1 of the 32 was a group, the Knit Wits). Many of these are people that I’ve never met – they heard about us on the news, or from friends, or other online resources. Some have been very experienced knitters/crocheters and others have just learned—including at least one who learned specifically to help with this project. So cool!

So many people have helped make this possible, and to each of them I want to say thank you! Here’s a brief list:

  • Those who have knitted/crocheted a scarf
  • Friends and family who gave gift cards, cash, yarn, and words of encouragement
  • The Memorial Road Church of Christ for allowing us to use their building
  • News Channel 4 for helping get the word out by interviewing us

2010 was a great start; I’m excited to see what 2011 will bring!