Monday, March 23, 2009

I have been busy knitting hats for charity. I had a ziploc bag full of alpaca and alpaca-blend yarn scraps, and just couldn't decide what to do with them, so....I have been just having fun knitting funky striped hats to donate! I don't have a charity specifically picked out yet - anyone have a favorite they want to recommend?


This is some luscious mohair/corriedale that I dyed and spun. Love the peacock colors.

In exciting fiber news, I got a huge box of fantastic fiber from Cherie at Willow Ridge Fibers. As you can see, Boots the cat is approving of the roving (note that she is also lying on my knitting bag....her favorite spot!). I haven't gotten a chance to spin it yet - I'm DYING to, but promised I'd help a friend with a spinning project first - but it is soft, luscious, clean, and gorgeous! And each fiber comes with a pretty little card with the picture and name of the sheep who "donated" it. WONDERFUL touch!!!

6 Comments:

Blogger clink said...

Maggie! I swear you are the most generous person I know! The hats are fab!! So much fun.

And thank you for the wonderful package. Honey is excited about his healing salve! You are too kind!!!

9:23 PM  
Blogger girlwithasword said...

Hey, glad it arrived! Put that 'lil healing salve in your pocket- i saw how beat up your poor hands were, a few posts ago!!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hi Maggie!
Some good charities for the knitted hats might be:
warmupamerica.com; www.ugm.org (United Gospel Misson), www.adoptionstogether.org (for kids and teens in orphanages in Russia) or afghans for Afghans at www.afghansforafghans.org
I have been knitted baby and little kids hats lately myself!

4:15 PM  
Blogger BlueGate said...

Does this mean Terri and I are 2 of your charities? Happy to accept the responsibility : )

1:43 PM  
Blogger girlwithasword said...

Not Exactly, Jill - you just get first dibs! Im' gonna keep one for myself too - haven't decided which yet.....

12:27 PM  
Blogger Bonne said...

what about helmet liners for the soldiers? Supposedly they like for them to be from natural fibers. http://www.citizensam.org/
http://knitting.about.com/od/hatpatterns/a/helmetliner.htm

5:07 PM  

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