Monday, January 27, 2014

What I've Been Knitting

Among other items, I have knitted a stack of baby hats for the local hospital's NICU.  
Twenty-eight hats in various pastel colors.








People hand off a large number of skeins to me (and to the spinners/weavers guild) because they either have leftovers from a project or they changed their minds about knitting something.

The NICU isn't particular.  They simply want to keep the babies warm.  So I knit hats at night while we are watching NCIS or an old movie or Sherlock.  I don't need to look at my fingers or the needles.  I just knit by feel.

If you have lightweight soft acrylic yarn sitting unused in your stash, check with your local hospital or knitting groups and donate for making hats to keep babies' teeny tiny heads warm.

9 comments:

nikkipolani said...

I can just imagine those tiny little heads warmed with your thoughtful touch ;-)

Willow said...

Aww, thanks, Anne. That is sweet.

Gattina said...

Wow ! you were a busy bee ! all these little hats ! I would never have the patience to knit not even a scarf, lol !

ellen b. said...

What a blessing for those precious little heads...

Gracie Saylor said...

The hats are so pretty and practical. Can you send me to a simple pattern source? (I am still practicing continental knitting :)

Marg said...

It's so nice to just make a baby touque...I tried those double pointed needles but found it so frustrating...I broke down and bought some small circulars. Much easier for me.
What a perfect cause to knit for. I know how much our local hospital really appreciates those extra scraps of yarn.

Tracy said...

This is sooo sweet... Just thinking of all those sweet baby-heads kept warm with your kind, loving knitting. Pure happiness! :o) ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

Lovely "mindless" knitting projects. You are always good in your color choices too, even if it is hand-off yarn. Mary

Roxie said...

I imagine the nurses pulling those tiny hats over the tiny heads, and your fingers stroking a loving caress over each tender scalp.