This is what was inside that box from Barbara H., which I had a chance to open up over the weekend!
It was full of hats, in all sizes and colours!
Thank you so much, Barbara, and your SIL too. Yes, this will definitely help so many during the coming cold winter months!
I finally managed to sort through the donations that came in over the summer. For some, I did manage a quick photo and post over on the Facebook page, but not on here because I wanted to feature them properly. Next time, I’ll do better and post quick posts to both.
Yarn donations came in anonymously. Thank you so much for these. If you see your donation here, let me know, so that we can thank you properly.
I also had two meet-ups – thanks to Kerri and Joanne for your generous contributions!
And there was an anonymous hats donation that came in. Well, I couldn’t find the name on the box/packaage/return label. So if this is your donation, please let us know so that we can thank you properly.
Hats, scarves and blanket from Diane K and Cyndy S. Thanks so much for your generous contributions!
We are off to a great start this year, and ready for the winter cold!
Thank you all for your help and support of the cause.
Ok, so now that I have an idea of how a slouchy is constructed, I’ve been practising by making some more 🙂
And one minion – finally!
What have you been working on?
Hello all! I hope this finds you well and summer is treating you well!
I know … it’s almost the end of summer … those cold winds are coming back … we’re all going to be bundled up again … I’m not ready for that so soon! Well, we can’t stop Mother Nature either …
So it’s time to pick up hooks, needles and yarn to work on winter items before the cold winds blow in. We received some yarn donations and I picked up this bright-coloured ball of yarn, and came up with this.
I really like how this turned out. I’ve written out the pattern for the hat, which can be found here.
Enjoy the pattern. I hope to be able to get a few of these done before the cold winds come …
The pattern for the NYCH-HHI Hat: Ribbed and Striped is out!
Caron Simply Soft/H8-5.0mm
I’ve fiddled around with this so much, I think that it’s ready. This is the first time I’ve tried to write out a pattern, and then test it to see if it does what it’s supposed to. I think that it does, but if you do come across something that doesn’t work out, please let me know.
Looking forward to seeing all your creations with this pattern.
Now … to work on a knit version. Or would somebody like to take up that challenge?
During the recent food drive period, our Church was collecting for 25 needy families in our town.
I looked at the church bulletin and re-read the paragraph again.
In previous years it was also a collection not only for the needy in our town, but also for a communal county food drive. This time, it was just for the needy in our town.
Wow … So many needy families in our town? I didn’t expect that. Is our town really faring so bad these days because of the economy?
And so, to give back to the community, I am organizing a winter items collection for the 25 needy families in my town. A hat and scarf set would be nice. If not, then enough hats and scarves for the whole family.
50 hats and 50 scarves for adults
50 hats and 50 scarves for children
I hope you join me, giving back to the community.
The NYC-HHI Hat reveal:
Apologies it’s taken so long to post this; there was an unexpected rush of activities, and I didn’t want to rush posting this with half the information.
Here’s what I plan for the hat:
Design: single ribs and stripes
Variations on the NYC-HHI Hat:
1) solid teal colour, in any design/pattern of your choosing;
2) teal and other colour; main colour is teal; accent colour can be in any other colour; in any design/pattern of your choosing;
3) the NYC-HHI hat design, in any colour.
Here’s variations on the pattern/design, modeled by son, Justin:
Variegated yarn works well with the design; the stripes will line up nicely. Solid colours work well too; it shows up the ribbed texture.
The pattern is being written up. I’ve been too ambitious, writing up a pattern for the first time. I hope to iron that out and post it up in a couple of days.
Thanks for your help and support.