Wednesday, May 27, 2009

been knitting some hats


they'll go to patients at a (somewhat) local cancer hospital - or cancer center - or whatever it's called. The yarn came from my mom's church. They were having what they called "Spring into Service." I went with my ten-year-old daughter. There were many worthy projects including; making gifts for patients at the VA hospital, jewelry kits for teens in a home, blankets for the senior center, care packages for service men and women overseas ... and more. Mikay and I worked on hats for cancer patients. At the end of the day (or rather, 4 hours), there was much leftover donated yarn. I brought home some green and melon-colored cotton. Several skeins (though I can't really remember the exact number right now and the are alllll the way in the other room). I thought they would make good summer hats because the yarn is lightweight and breathes well. Being cotton though, there isn't much give so I used the boyfriend hat pattern as best as my brain could remember without having to go to the trouble of looking it up again (which, interestingly, I had to look up in order to link it here). Love, love, love a k3 p2 ribbing! I figure I'll just keep knitting them until I run out of yarn.

This afternoon I finished hat #3 while watching Bones season two episodes on DVD.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

I like the colors: they remind me of sherbet. The hats look great. Nice Job.

Momma B said...

They look great! It feels wonderful making things for charity, huh? Like your efforts are completely worth it!

Kathleen said...

They look great! I can attest that cancer patients enjoy having these hats. I made a hat for my mom and she wears it every day. Actually, I made two, but she likes the bigger one better to wear in the A/C.

Great cause. Lovely colors.

Terrye said...

I like the green and pink together, despite the fact that I don't like green and pink together! Very nice, and the colors do work.
I posted this on my blog also, hopefully you'll get a few hits!

Terrye
http://knitting.craftgossip.com

knitalittle said...

Okay I was going to write a comment over the top but thought better of it. So I will be a bit softer with I'm so glad your back I have missed you. Wooo Hooo Your back. Sorry it slipped. Love the up dates and the photos you are taking, very nice.

Wool Winder said...

Nice hats! I always have to look up the pattern. :)

Snot Head said...

Just like always, I love them! The colors are very cute. I hope some day I can figure out how to knit on three dpn's. I tried once and got very frustrated.

Ruth's Place said...

Love the hats. They are beautiful.