Monday, October 3, 2011

Caps for Colorado

These two small hats were knitted in James C. Brett Marble Chunky yarn, which is 100% acrylic (i.e. machine washable and dryable) and is the softest yarn in my stash. I used up most of what was leftover from the two skeins I bought in California two years ago. I'm actually pretty amazed at how much I was able to create from those two skeins: a pair of legwarmers, a scarf, and now these two hats.

I worked on the second hat most of the day Saturday, including during the visit of some friends for lunch and the afternoon. One of my friends seemed to think that sending only two hats was hardly a worthwhile contribution. I'll admit, her words shook my confidence a bit and made what I was doing seem a bit, well... paltry.

But I soon remembered that each contribution helps and is valued and appreciated. If, through my efforts, two small heads are kept warm, that is something of which I can be proud. These hats are on their way to Kaps for Kendall in Colorado.


Stefanie said...

Your friend is extremely rude. Any knitted project takes time and that time is spent w/gracious and generous thoughts. You should be proud of these two, cute baby hats. Like I posted on FB, thy heart is priceless gold. No ifs, ands, or buts about it!

Anonymous said...

Never underestimate the power of a loving gesture. I live in Colorado and didn't know about Caps for I do and hats are just about my favorite thing to knit. So very possible your blog has inspired me and others to also knit or crochet for this worthy cause. Ask your friend when was the last time she knitted something for charity.

Joansie said...

I love the hates and admire your generosity! Your friend was indeed rude to make that comment. Is she a knitter? Her contribution?