So, the other day I had a co-worker call me and ask me if I would be willing to use my spare time to knit baby hats for another hospitals nursery. It seems the lady that used to make baby blankets for them is in her 90's and starting to lose her eye site. I know, if I were truly selfless I would make baby blankets, not just hats. But let's face it, I like knitting other projects that I attack.
They had offered to buy me materials for this little under taking, but I declined, it just felt wrong. I can afford the donation from my pay for the little bit of yarn to make a few hats a month. In fact, I went through my stash (which is honestly not big in the world of knitters) and pulled all the partial skeins, or skeins that were never broke into for past projects that did not require the yardage originally bought. I was amazed at the amount of yarn I was able to dig up. Lets just say I'm set for several months. And the best thing... Very little traditional baby colors, and few pastels!
Attached are this weekends start to this project. Please forgive the crappy washed out pics today. And I REALLY should have emptied the incense burning tray. That looks like I'm a smoker. Ask Joe, he can vouch that I am not.
So, here's the point to my posting today. I am making a post new years resolution. I am going to be making at least 6 baby hats a month out of my stash to pass on to my co-worker. And maybe it's more than a resolution, maybe even a challenge. How many of us have these stashes with left over yarn sitting in them? How many of us are holding onto these looking for the perfect project for these "scraps". I'm challenging people to come up with ideas of what to do with these scraps. I won't go so far as to ask people to take away from their own knitting time. But give us some ideas, and those of us who need such projects, might take some inspiration from them.
You guys have a great week!