Knitting is a lifesaver. Since the end of September, I have made 3 pairs of socks and 5 baby hats. Just easy, thoughtless knitting that keeps my hands busy doing projects that I can complete.
I was just knitting socks of various sizes for really no apparent reason and with no clue what would become of them. Then one day on Facebook, I saw some local friends posting about the Library Holiday Craft sale. I donate crafts to it every year. When the girls were little we would make ornaments or I would Mod Podge something. Last year, I donated hand-dyed yarn and scarves I think. Perfect, I thought. I have socks!!! So I just need to print up some labels as to sizes and care instructions and off they go.
At the library where I work (which is in the next town over), we are knitting baby hats to donate to a hospital as our Wednesday Night Knitters charity project. They are not preemie hats or anything, just regular baby-baby hats. According to Knitting Rules, baby heads have about a circumference of about 13 to 14 inches, but I think they can be as big as 18 inches so this is a pretty easy task. I have knit 5 in a variety of sizes.
It is fun and easy – I’m using left over sock yarn and knitting them on 2 circs like I knit socks. And the same as when I knit socks – as soon as one is done, I immediately cast on for the next hat.
It has been a rough fall here at my house. Thank goodness I have knitting.