Yogurtandgranola on Ravelry has offered up this challenge:
“My friend and I are collecting hats for the Simpson Housing Shelter to give as gifts on Christmas Eve. Details below, ALL knitters are welcome and encouraged to participate. Please contact me [Yogurtandgranola ] with questions. Thank you!
- Knit a hat for a man. Any weight yarn. Any pattern. Knit something that you would feel comfortable giving to a man in your life whom you love (husband/partner, dad, brother, friend, etc.). Complicated or simple, it’s totally up to you.
- Mail your hat to: 50 Hats for Christmas First Universalist Church ATTN: Catherine/UU Stitchers 3400 Dupont Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408 USA
Deadline: Saturday, December 5, 2009
Remember: Minnesota winters are COLD (how could we forget?). Being homeless in this state is a tragic thing (being homeless anywhere is a tragic thing) so having a warm hat to pull over your ears will go a long way towards keeping a person’s spirits up and feet moving in the right direction. To that end, wool yarn is definitely recommended.
The goal is 50 hats for Christmas. Think we can do it?
Thanks, Knitters. I knew you’d agree.
(And when we surpass 50–since we’re well on our way–we’ll partner with other shelters to share the love. So just keep ‘em coming!)”
Can we help them out? 50 hats in ~two months seems more than doable. Let’s start knitting!! Keep it simple and warm!
If you have a great hat pattern, please share the link.
PS: Check out the view from our window this morning:
Little Foxy here is very interested in the tree full of sparrows!