I know maybe I should consider doing something crafty, but spare time is short, so really am looking for suggestions as to where I can donate it. Schools are closed (obviously) at the moment, but if I have a clear out right now, would like to be able to get it out of the house. What do other people do?
Charity shops would bite your arm off for wool. ARavelry friend of mine had a bag a metre high with pure Patons and Baldwin wool and was very happy with it. I work in a charity shop and even small remnants of wool are sold very quickly. Don't just leave it on the doorstep though.
Knit a square or a rectangle, put it on a hot wash so the wool tightens and fluffs (dont know what it is called) and then you have something nice and warm to sit on for chilly days enjoying automn/winter sun in the park.
i actually made a rug from remnants of wool.everyone who came into my house was asked to do a little bit of it[ even the foreign students i had ] and its now at the end of my bed.I have to admit it took a long time as i only do things when im in the mood for it ,but it does look nice now its finished.
Most SCIBU units at hospitals have friends who knit tiny baby hats for the preemies.
I know an old dear who spends all her spare time knitting bed socks for other old dears in hospital.Sadly she is now in herself or I would give you details. Geriatric ward might be able to tell you of folk like her.