Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hat Tricks and Helping the Homeless

I continue to work my way, slowly, through a stash of yarn that may outlast my lifetime.

After making two hats for a pair of teenage twins who belong to my church, I thought I'd try my hand at one more.

Since I will be spending Valentine's Day with my young granddaughter in central Oregon, a cap with hearts seemed like a good gift for her.

Above, I combined ideas from two different hat patterns with odds and ends of yarn from my basket. I don't know... what do you think? Too gaudy?

Last Sunday, my local newspaper was clearly speaking to me:

Have some extra yarn and hands that need to be kept busy? began an Albany, NY, Times Union story.

The story continues: The Times Union is launching a "Knit for Your Neighbor" project to benefit Shelters of Saratoga, a Saratoga-Springs-based nonprofit that provides both shelter and support to homeless adults.
Over the next three Sundays, the Times Union's Unwind section will publish simple knitting patterns for hats and scarves and ask all those Capital Region knitters to make them and donate them to Shelters of Saratoga's new Mobile Homeless Outreach Project.

You can read more here and read a related blog here.

Since I like to knit and like the idea of supporting Shelters of Saratoga(see my permanent blog link) surely this is a cause for me. The only question is, how fast can I knit?