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My Internal Monologue
Sunday, January 25, 2009
My avatar is on the left. That's Raven, my yarn-addicted, bacon-addicted feline. As soon as I laid out the hats for a photo, she had to intercede. Surprisingly, she stayed still for several shots, so she's in the blog post. The hats are made from stash that I brought up from North Carolina and knit during a recent cold snap. One was made at my husband's request, who promptly went to Target and bought a $2.99 hat while I was knitting. ^$%$@!@ to him! Tom, you are higher on my knitlist than Ian now. Hat knitting is new and interesting because it uses up single skeins of yarn and I don't get bored, I can also indulge various ideas such as : chicken vikings, mohawks, Daleks, Space Invaders, R2D2, .......
It has occurred to me that I could start knitting a few things for good causes. The knitting I've done for other people has been kinda fun. Also, after years of volunteer work, I want to make a change. I need to find volunteer efforts that fit my current capabilities. I've spent years doing exhausting, often thankless work, to suit the convenience of other people. Charitable knitting might be a welcome change.
I've been looking at my stash and looking for good causes. I've contacted someone who wants to distribute items, such as hats, gloves, sweaters to the homeless in Baltimore. (no response yet) Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has a program that accepts items according to a rotating schedule. They have six seasonal projects, slippers, Halloween caps, amigurumi (toys), etc. That might be a lot of fun and allow for creativity, too. For now, I'm going to knit occasional items and fill up a box with donations. Never enough time, energy, money to serve others.
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