Jean’s Hat Drive
Another hat for Jean’s hat drive. If you hate knitting hats, try mittens or scarves. These people are cold. And if you hate knitting those items, but love winning prizes head over to Jean’s http://scottishlamb.typepad.com/ and check out the goodies. Holy Cow knitters. It is like knitters heaven.
What if you are knitting for the holidays. Is everyone on your knitting list crazy about handmade goodies? I know some people would rather not. But here is a group of men (mostly) would will love and cherish the things you knit for them. They live on the streets and they are cold, really cold. Why they are living on the streets, isn’t our concern just now. What is our concern is helping them to warm up. We can do this, right now. No big expensive programs, no politicians or even church leaders. Us, all of us we can help someone we don’t know, and will probably never, know be warmer this winter.
Forget Uncle Max’s scarf, you know in your heart he would rather have something from the shops. Knit one thing for someone who will be grateful and think warm thoughts back at you at least for a moment. And moments are all any of us has.
Off the soapbox
This hat is knit with Elann Highland Chunky wool. On size 8 needles. The whole hat is slip stitched for extra warmth. I threw in a few rows of Elann Highland Wool, ruby doubled. It broke up the sea of dark blue. And the yarn is really dark in person, Navy blue dark. My camera seems to have a mind of its own today.
As a break from hats, I cast on this morning for a pair of mitens. Elann Bag yarn. Which is yummy and soft. I have to give my hands a chance to heal, after being poked to death by those #$@%^ Options needles. The only needles I had in size 8. I have bandaides on the index and thumb of my right hand and on the index finger of my left hand. I keep swearing I will never knit with them again. I need to buy some non lethal needles in larger sizes. Who knew I would ever need needles that weren’t sock needles