Knitting for babies and peace
I'm knitting for peace today. Read about it here: peacefleece knit for peace. I know I can't change the world, but I will refresh my soul and focus on peace and compassion while I knit.
I'll be knitting hats for newborns today. I went to the Saturday knitting social at my favorite local lys, and D said one of the hospitals is low on hats; down to the bottom of the drawer.
Well, there's simply no excuse for cold babies in this town while I still have functional fingers. So I bought pink and blue dk yarn, and have 3 hats done so far. I plan to finish the 4th one and bring them to the lys.
Here's a link to Michelle's Preemie - Newborn Booties and Hat pattern I use for babies. It is well-sized and very basic. I like to cast on 72 sts in #4 dpns, 2x2 rib for 3", switch to #5 dpns and 3x1 rib for 3". Decreases start with k6, k2 tog, and go down from there.
Then, just because I wanted a challenge, I altered Grumperina's hat, Odessa, found on MagKnits.com. It is a real beauty, but I'm not sure if my version is stretchy enough.
I'm knitting for babies and peace today. If you can, add your good intentions to the universe.