I haven’t turned on my heat yet, but they did turn it on at work yesterday. I cannot bear sitting in a 76F cubicle. I’m going to wait a few days to start complaining, since I know it takes a while to get things right. How can a knitter wear her hand-knits if she is sweating in a t-shirt?
I know this is the time of year when those of us in the Northern Hemisphere start knitting in earnest to keep warm, (unless they are in an overheated office) so I am asking you knitters to think of adding a few items for others as you dig thru the stash and plan. Suggestions?
Red Scarf Project – I finished my Red Scarf while I was in Michigan, knitting my way through sessions. However, the Kureyon scarf I donated to the Silent Auction fundraiser was the subject of some fierce bidding, and the loser asked if he could make a donation to the scholarship fund in exchange for the scarf I was making. Since I am chair of the scholarship committee, it was hard to say no. And I have a bunch more of this ancient Tahki Tweedy Lamb in my stash, so there will be another. Pattern is Brioche Stitch, available in my free Simple Scarves for the Red Scarf Project. Fabric is attractive hotel room furniture.
Hats for the Homeless – I cranked out a bunch of these over the summer when I had no other knitting mojo. Any neutral or dark color, simple hat will do.
Mitten Fairy – hats and mittens for kids here in very cold St. Paul, Minnesota.
Any donations can be brought to the Yarnery. I’ll mail the Red Scarves in time, I promise. Plus, the Yarnery is having a great promotion, a Mitten Fairy punch card. There was a Knitting for Others night last Sunday at the shop with treats and happy, chatty knitters. Fun. If you are local, watch for a few more of those and come on down.
Remember, you can do this type of knitting all year long and then be really smug and pull out a few items when someone is asking, like you just whipped it up overnight. Wherever you are, sadly, there is a need. Look on Ravelry, there is surely a group that will move you, or be near where you live Share your craft. Have fun.
On the home front, since some have asked, things are moving along. Best $30 I ever spent at Home Depot? Sheetrock hoist rental.