We had one more weekend birthday party yesterday, but I couldn’t show you our homemade gift in case the parents happened to see my post. The birthday boy and his family are Star Wars fans, so I made some cloth snack bags using Star Wars fabric.
Thanks to a business meeting at preschool, I had some knitting time and finished my current charity hat!
And the stockinette on large-ish needles didn’t seem to hurt my hand/wrist at all. ☺️
My Unique bear was spotted with her new owner in Uganda!
She’s named after one of my favorite Glee characters, the main singer in the video below. I hope they’ll be very happy together!
Looks who’s heading to Minnesota tomorrow!
10 of my 26 bears from 2015!
A few close-ups by color scheme/aka yarn I was desperately trying to use up:
Bon voyage, dear bears!
Yesterday morning I finished my 15th hat for Larkin Street Youth Services. My goal was 15 hats for 2015. It turned out to be pretty easy to churn these out- each hat only takes 1-2 days to knit.
The hats are distributed in December to homeless teens in San Francisco (this organization helps more than 3000 youth per year). Around 40% of homeless teens in the United States are LGBT. I have a special impulse to support LGBT causes, and I feel like this is an easy way to do so. A kid who’s going through a tough time during such a pivotal time of their life can receive a hand made hat (in addition to the support and services provided by this organization, which are amazing), and feel that someone cares for him or her- especially during the holiday season, which must be really rough for a homeless teenager. I hope these hats will spread some cheer and hope.
My Robarge Bear has been sighted in South Africa!
In spite of the dubious expression, this child is most likely happy with his bear; we bear knitters been informed that 1)a lot of kids who receive bears haven’t had their photo taken before, and don’t know what to make of it, and 2) the kids don’t always understand that they get to keep the bears after the photo. So some kids look excited or happy, while others might look confused or indifferent in the photos.
Tomorrow I should have two FOs to show you. One is my latest bear (it’s nearly all knitted up, just needs stuffing and embroidery), and the Wee Girl’s socks!