Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Scrap Yarn for Babies

box of scrap sock yarn from Kathy E
January 2017
A couple of weeks ago, Kathy (Kathy's Fancy Stitching) sent an email. I hadn't heard from her in a long time, but we soon were chatting about the changes in our lives and crafts we have in common - knitting and quilting. Kathy hasn't posted on her blog for awhile since her life has taken a different path: she is now a minister and has little extra time to post. She asked if I would like another box of scrap yarn. I accepted her offer to make baby hats for Public Health.

Several years ago, Kathy sent me a box of sock yarn scraps that I used to make short-cuffed socks and many baby hats, shown here, here, here.

the box contained a bounty of sock yarn scraps
After winding the loose yarn into balls, I couldn't resist casting on and knitting. 

one of many baby hats from Kathy's scraps
One hat is finished and another one started. I think there is enough yarn for about 18 or 19 baby hats. The nurses at Public Health will distribute the hats to expectant mothers.

Thank you, Kathy for reconnecting with me and for the scrap yarn bounty you sent for the babies. I wish you well in your new calling. God bless you in your ministry.


13 comments:

  1. Very pretty hat and such a perfect organization to give them to when you finish.

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  2. That hat is so cute! I'm sure the hats will be appreciated.

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  3. Looks like you can make some very pretty (and soft) baby hats with that stash. What a nice thing for Kathy to do. Have fun!

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  4. How nice is that? And how pretty the first hat is. A wonderful idea.

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  5. Nancy that's awesome. I think you have told us this before, but how many stitches do you cast on in the sockweight yarn for a baby hat and on what size needles?

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  6. That is so nice of you! I treasure the little hats my two got in the hospital!

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  7. That is wonderful!! Would you share what hat pattern you use? Hugs,

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  8. Wonderful! Since I have a lot of sock yarn and I make hats for the newborns at a local hospital I would be very Interested in the pattern too if you would like to share.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. You do such a wonderful work for the babies. And just another way for Kathy to minister to the people thru you by donating what she would otherwise not use. Just shows that we all can help in some way. If we will only start each day with, here I am use me.

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  10. This is lovely! I love knitting donation hats. Enjoy

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