Oct 14, 2011

A small difference

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has been visiting and commenting on Project: Stash. You have made blogtoberfest such a joy to participate in, and I love reading all your thoughtful and encouraging words.

Giving thanks is something my Canadian blogger friends have done recently as they celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday earlier this week.  They have shared posts about socks, sweater love, and simply feeling thankful, to name just a few. It got me thinking about another side of my knitting that reminds me how thankful I am for what I have and for the people in my life. While I love knitting for the pleasure of creating something warm with my hands and using the creative side of my brain, I also love knitting because it allows me to make something useful for those who need a little help.

Hipster Hat

Over this past year, there have been so many natural disasters that more folks are finding themselves with greater needs this winter.  For me, knitting hats is comfort knitting.  I know some of you don't like knitting in the round, but I really enjoy it and find that a hat can be finished in just a couple of sittings.  I've been knitting hats in anticipation of the cooler weather coming, knowing that I'd like to make a small difference in someone's life by sending them a wooly hat when perhaps their beloved knits are no longer with them. These are just a few that will be going off to various calls for knitted goodies. If you're interested in helping, please visit Central Ohio Binky Patrol or Global Knit on Ravelry.

My own design with cables

My own design -- the yarn does the work

Say hello to Aurora!


  1. Hello Aurora! And can I have a hat please; lost mine last winter :( xx

  2. I love that cabled hat! It looks so pretty & squishy.

  3. The hats are great! And Aurora is super cute!

  4. Gorgeous hats! I love knitting in the round too, but don't normally finish in a couple of sittings (maybe my sittings are too short...)

    Aurora is adorable :)

  5. Blogtoberfest, too cute. And of course the aurora picture is adorable.

    You've got me thinking, maybe I should make a knit contribution. Thanks for posting the links :)

  6. Hats are also my preferred charity projects, too, for all the reasons that you listed above. Yours are wonderful. I especially love the last one. What yarn is that and how did you achieve that cool lightning bolt effect?

  7. I've never designed a knit project.

  8. Your hats are great! And thanks so much for helping with our Snowball Express project at Central Ohio Binky Patrol! I really appreciate it! :)