Occupy Wool Street

December 12, 2011

Marvel Scarf
My dear friend Aimee of Compassionate Conversations told me about Occupy Wool Street, an effort to provide warm clothing for the Occupy Protestors. Occupy Wool Street started in Chicago, but I decided that I’d rather keep my items a little closer to home, so I sent these things to Occupy Boston. After a bunch of research, I found there’s a Ravelry group for Occupy Boston AND a Facebook group for knitters who support them.


I mailed them a warm wool scarf I made
Marvel Scarf FO


as well as 2 headbands / earwarmers that were in my UFO pile and really needed to be finished and donated to someone with cold ears:
2 Navy Headbands FO


The Occupy encampment in Dewey Square was broken up on Saturday morning, but I am hoping someone picked them up from the OB PO box a couple of weeks ago and someone got some good use of them. A little support from a couch potato [wink].

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Warm the Children

December 8, 2011

Here is a collection of hats I made for the local Warm the Children.
Warm the Children
The boys’ school has a “mitten tree” every year to collect warm items. I can’t believe how many of the items this year (other than mine) were handmade!
Cascade 220 Handpaint Hat FO
This is Cascade 200 Superwash Handpaint from Metaphor Yarns (random pattern out of my head).
Earflap Hat FO-1
This is an earflap hat made of Wool-Ease, a free pattern on the Lion Brand Yarn site.
Wool Ease Hat FO-1
Here’s another Wool-Ease hat, this one made out of “Thick & Quick” left over from my mom’s sweater (another random pattern).
Wool of the Andes Hat FO
The third random hat is made from Wool of the Andes Bulky.
Fella FO 1
This isn’t a great picture, but the hat is quite cute. It is made from Luisa Harding Kashmir Aran using the pattern A Hat Fit for a Fella (AKA Men’s Cabled Hat). This is one of my favorite yarns, very soft and sqooshy and extrememly warm.

In case you are wondering, the tags are care tags. All are machine washable except the Wool of the Andes hat.