If it is lucky yarn, it goes to someone like the generous soul who knits sets of hats and mittens in all sizes for the un-mittened of Minnesota.
Look at this! And these are only half of the ones I shared last week.
The knitter (unknown) of these even sorted them into bags marked small, medium and large. Some sets went to a program for families fleeing violence. The others went to this lovely lady:
Rayanne staffs the information desk in the courthouse where I work. She knits, and takes donated hats and gloves as well. When families come in and she spots children without warm gear (sometimes with socks on their hands!) she takes out the box and allows each child to choose a hat and or mittens. She does this gracefully and the children love being able to choose. I watched one day as some very serious, stressed out little faces lit up at being able to ‘shop’ for a hat.
I’d be proud to think that some of my stash ended up in one of these items.