June 24, 2014

Barbara's Socks and Hats

The group Afghans for Afghans is having a campaign to gather hand knit baby socks and hats for distribution at the Malalai Women's Maternity Hospital in Kabul.  They would like to send one year's worth of items to the hospital, which delivers an average of 85 babies per day.  The deadline for the campaign is being extended into July so that more items can be collected.  If you'd like to contribute, you can read about their requirements on their website.  There is also an active friends of A4A group on Ravelry.

As my contribution, I've been clearing out small amounts of worsted weight stash by knitting Amber Ward's free pattern Ribbed Far-Away Baby Socks, a very quick project.  The variegated pair was knit using another pattern.

In between the socks, I'm knitting and crocheting a few hats using the following patterns: Jennifer Jackson's Basic Newborn Hat, and Little Monkeys Crochet's Super Simple Newborn Beanie.  I've lost track of the source for the ribbed hat pattern, but these were all free patterns available on Ravelry.

The thrift store buy of the week was this lidded basket for $3.

I've filled it with more odds and ends for baby socks and hats.  It's being supervised by the resident yarn guardian, so robbers beware.


Judy S. said...

You've been busy! Your cat looks shocked to discover that basket isn't for her/him. "What yarn? Not mine?"

Barbara C said...

That cat is easily shocked. He walks around with an expression of wonderment most of the time.

Debra said...

Great projects for your odds and ends of yarn.

cq4fun said...

Those are so TINY! What a terrific project - I don't knit, but wow, what a great thing you are doing. Wonderful basket, miraculous price, great place for yarn bits.

QuiltingFitzy said...

The basket is CUTE, CUTE! I work with The Pink Slipper group on fb, I think it's really worthwhile to share our abilities with those in need. Good work, and feels good. Love the little booties!

ladyhawthorne said...

I'll assume those are all knitted on double pointed needles? I never have been able to get the hang of that.

Love your cat, I'm partial to ginger tabbies.

Cyra said...

Great job on the socks and beanies. You are always so productive for a good cause like this.
One day I might find time to expand my (little) knowledge of knitting.
I'd love to be able to knit beanies.

Suztats said...

Oh, nice socks and hats! So small and cute! That's a neat basket, and I love the yarn guardian.