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.
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|
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