As I blogged the other day, I started another pair of wrist warmers, but for some reason lost interest after about 20 rounds. I hate that when it happens--you find something to knit you think you are going to like, but for whatever reason it just doesn't do it for you. Do you know what I mean?
So last night, instead of avoiding my knitting like I did Tuesday night, I dug out the BIG box. The under the bed box. The one I haven't shown yet. This is one of two boxes of yarn and half finished projects I keep under my bed. (Good thing we have a King!) This box I tend to keep the yarns/projects that are on the forefront of the creative burner--but there are also some odd skeins in there as well.
And it was in the simple act of rummaging around in the stash, that I came across this half skein of Colorado, a nice, very soft tweedy looking red, washable wool and remembered a call for baby hats in the new issue of knitsimple. Apparently, 3 out of 4 newborn deaths in the developing world could be prevented by such low cost tools . . .such as a baby hat. A baby hat? I can do that! Grabbing up my handy notebook of knitting patterns, I got out my very favorite baby hat pattern, Ann Norling's Kid's Fruit Cap Pattern #10 and decided I had a match. Something easy, quick and rewarding.
If you weren't up for the scarf challenge of making a scarf for the homeless, how about a baby hat for babies who die from nothing more than a lack of warmth? To find more information on this project, hat patterns for knitters and crocheters, and how to submit a hat, go to savethechildren.org.
So with a new project in hand, I felt good again, ready to knit, but I knew that this hat wouldn't take me more than a night or two, so I needed to stock the project box with one more thing to
knit before I really get going on my Christmas knitting. Digging around some more, I pulled out these skeins of Brown Sheep and the Knitty pattern for Fuzzy Feet. My always cold toes celebrated.
By the way, I turned in my charity scarves this week. I got three done and knit down about 6 skeins! Here they are:
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