Every time I say FO in my head I think of it pronounced as foe, not F-O. Why do I say it that way in my head? Because walking around saying it out loud would cause people to stare at my craziness! But anyhoo, anywho? Today the FOes are of the hat variety. These are all hats I have made for donation to various charities. Some to one of the local hospital baby ward and the others to our church’s Operation Christmas Child. We pack boxes all year long.
Valley Superwash DK from WEBS
Adapted version of Slouchy Baby Hat
Baby and Preemie sized
Jenny Watson Superwash DK from WEBS
Adapted version of Two by Two Basic Beanie
In my bid to use up all the leftovers from these yarns I had to get creative. And also, who wants a boring solid color hat? Stripes and different stitch patterns make it more interesting for me, and I hope, the recipients. Although the preemies and babies have no clue of the style or colors. Hopefully they do enjoy the warmth the hats provide.
Thank you for all the comments and prayers for me the other night. My Mom steam had just run out! By Wednesday afternoon some discussions had taken place and the family got me some flowers and a gift card to have my nails done. I think it was because I threatened to not make dinner for the next 2 weeks! No, I know they did it because I needed to have real, tangible, evidence that they appreciate what I do. That’s all us Moms really ever want. Just acknowledge the fact we have our breaking points sometimes and need affirmation. But we also need to be sure we are affirming our spouses and kids too. I know I am not always doing that well, so I endeavor to be better myself.
Now, I better get cracking on the shawls that are on the needles. I am almost halfway through the border on Miss Dashwood and through 6 repeats on the Sagano Shawl. They are both going on vacation with me, so hopefully they will see some progress. Unless it is just unseasonably cool in Daytona I doubt I will knit on the beach or by the pool. Last year I knit hats while there, but this year the alpaca will be too hot and sticky for hot weather knitting. The Mad Tosh is doable, but only if it’s breezy.
PS: In regards to my youngest turning 18 yesterday, it took the health orgs no time at all to send me notification that I was still on the hook for paying the bills, but no longer allowed to see her charts! You just have to laugh sometimes.