Yes I am knitting and crocheting. Two activities I have not done in years.
Several days ago I got an email from one of the ladies I meet with on Fridays. She was forwarding a request from a group of hospitals in the Orlando area that cater to women and babies. They wanted to acknowledge Heart Health Month by having every baby wear a red knitted or crocheted hat while in the nursery. So they were asking knitters and hookers to make 1,000 red hats.
I have a soft spot for babies, after all I had four. I also have a soft spot for preemies since NICU was where I spent several years as a nurse in my really early nursing career.
While I haven't knitted or crocheted as I said in years, the needles for these two crafts do not take up much room, so I still had them stored in a drawer as well as several balls of year that I could not bring myself to get rid of. Several happened to be red. More blue red that what I would call heart red, but hey, red is red.
The first hat I crochet I used a variegated cotton yarn to see if I could get comfortable doing it. It was like riding a bike. Once you know how you never forget. Same with the knitting, although it did take several tries getting the hang of working with double pointed needles that I went out and brought on New Years day from Joann's after I spent several hours earlier being frustrated with trying to knit in the round using the magic loop techniques. For the non knitters that is a way to knit in the round on a single set of cable needles.
I did not have a number of hats I wanted to donate to the cause in mind when I started, but since
New Years Eve I have knitted or crocheted nine hats and I should finish the 10th one before bedtime tonight.
Now I have decided I see how many I can make before the turn in deadline of January 15.
Hope everyone 2017 is getting off to a great and creative start.