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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

More Hats

Every year I am privileged to make hats for those who need them.  I gather yarn from thrift stores, yard sales or donations from friends and family.  Many of Don's co-workers have donated yarn for this project.
 Some of hats get a pretty flower
 Some get pom-poms

 And some are plain - and some have fancy stripes
 I woke up early on Friday morning - was browsing through FaceBook and up popped an ad for "for sale Whatcom County" - the first photo was of yarn, and it had been posted just two hours earlier - someone else was up really early on Friday.
 I contacted the seller and we made arrangements to pick up the yarn - she said there were 23 skeins, and she was asking $25.00 - what a bargain.
 Sorting the yarn - some has a price tag of $1.17 - and some has price tags from Sprouse-Reitz - I don't even know if that store is still in business anymore.
 Stacking the yarn in a huge laundry basket - there are going to be lots of fun variegated hats!
 Good colors - the group that distributes the hats asks for some darker color hats.
 Another layer
 And yet another
 It goes on and on - the huge trash bag of yarn seems to be bottomless
 And more!
The basket is full to overflowing - there were 48 skeins of yarn - barely over 52 cents a skein.  And there should be around 75 hats from this stash of yarn.  It will keep my fingers busy this coming year.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow! You hit the motherlode!

JanF said...

Thank you for doing this! Your hats look terrific. I may even see someone wearing one of yours when we volunteer for the Community meals!
On Saturday there will be a distribution of coats.
Your fingers will be busy and you are doing so much good. I have a feeling this may be one of the colder winters.

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh, I love those hats. It makes me recall I have an unfinished hat on a round needle and using one of those same variegated yarns you have. I'd better put that back on my list.

Powell River Books said...

That's a wonderful thing to do. Here in Powell River they are distributing jackets and blankets to the homeless through the Salvation Army. They are also completing a 40 unit housing project for homeless individuals. The 40 individuals were selected from over 80 applicants. It is taking longer to finish, but they hope to have occupancy sometime in November. - Margy