Monday, February 27, 2012

Knit One, Pearls Thru And Thru

This all started from having too much time on my hands and too much yarn in the ever-growing stash. (I hear you laughing...I really do....)
When going for chemo, I had noticed a bin where hats were donated, for patients to take~~free and to enjoy and provide warmth. I kept thinking, how cool that people do that!
I had wanted to learn entrelac knitting, so I started *A* hat. (as in one, singular)


And it turned out good so I thought, gee, I'll knit one to give away.


Then I decided that these were lovely, but guys might want something too....



And by then I was just enjoying the knitting and thought maybe something really simple would be good as well....


And since I had used an assortment of yarns, I suppose they really did need the care labels. So now they're all dressed up and ready to go!


It's been like finding the pearl in the oyster~~I enjoy making the product, the stash decreases ever so slightly, new goodies for folks who might need a pick me up.
It's all good.
The soul is warmed.
In giving, we receive more than we know.


Pax....

33 comments:

Marilyn said...

Great hats.... I tried the Entrelac design once on a sweater. It was really nice & not really all that hard.
Hope all is going well with you. Won't be long before Spring is here. Can't wait for some warm weather!!
Have a Great Day!!
Marilyn

Elena said...

It's the giving to another soul in need that soothes our own. You discovered a win-win and they are beauties. LOVE that first one and the tags...cool!

Carolee said...

What a wonderful idea! Must look to see if there's similar program here locally...

♥ Carolee

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I would recommend calling the Oncology Dept. of your local hospital~~if they don't have a program, it might give them the idea TO have it.
It appears ours is nothing more than a bin right at the check in, where folks can't miss the hats.
Not too hard to set up. Having a few others who knit would help too.

XXOO~~
Anne

Janet Ghio said...

You've been busy!! I love the first ones with that fancy design!! And a wonderful idea to make for people undergoing chemo!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

This just makes my heart feel so full! I love those berets too! Lovin them stitches. You are a peach and a half. xox Corrine

yoborobo said...

Anne - they are so beautiful. I know the people who take them will be so grateful, and cheered up, too. :) You are so sweet to do this. Love the colors!!! xoxox

Nancy said...

You outdid yourself! I'm sure these will all be gratefully received and worn. That Entrelac design is especially fashionable. And a small dent in your yarn stash? Good for you!

audrey said...

You will be blessed many times over, Anne, for your kind gesture to others. Every hat is beautiful and each one will make someone happy and warm.
You are a sweetheart!
♥ audrey

Quilt Rat said...

What a wonderful gesture......the hats are fabulous each and everyone....you KNOW exactly how much something like this can mean to those in the midst of treatment.....I am certain you have brought a smile to someone today.
You deserve to replenish your stash a little. :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those are gorgeous! Whoever receives them will be able to tell they were knitted with love and concern.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks all!!!

I'm on a short leash today time-wise, so just a big smile to my blog-land family. :-)

XXOO~~
Anne

Laura said...

Oh Anne, you ARE a blessing. These are so beautiful and will bring comfort and smiles to everyone who wears them.
xoxo
L

Robbie said...

It's called KARMA! And you'll get back ten fold! So sweet you are!! And giving!

Silke said...

They are wonderful, Anne!! Gosh, I knew you were knitting hats, but I had no idea how many! That's amazing - so many people warmed and made happy... Love those care labels - how did you do them? Love, Silke

kj said...

sometimes i am reminded why i so appreciate a certain relationship. this post warms my entire body, the hats are beautiful and functional and gentle and filled with all the special qualities that make you so special.

great work, anne. the universe nods a huge thank you.

love your pal
kj

Janine said...

A wonderful great and clever idea and so beautifully made.
These hats are waesome

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Annie again you amaze me. I did not know you could knit so well. Good to have something to work on that causes no stress. You have blessed yourself and others.
QMM

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Once the word gets out that you're making these don't be surprised if said yarn stash starts to increase. Your hats are wonderful and definitely needed - bless you!

marianne said...

wow! they're lovely! what a gift, and how nice that you feel making and giving them away is a gift for you too :)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

These are just incredible!!! The soft colors and the be gentle label...perfectly you! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Lori ann said...

oh anne, bless your dear heart. when my sister went through chemo her hospital had the same bin of hats. i made her a few and some for the bin as well. that was several years ago, and you've reminded me i should think about doing more.
yours are fantastic.

NuminosityBeads said...

I've just passed on the Versatile Blogger award to you. You can check out the details on my page if you wish.
Please don't feel obligated!
xoxo Kim

Ima Weed said...

It is wonderful to do a small thing in a large way. Blessings on you.

Emma said...

Beautiful hats! As the ticket says, be gentle, to the others & yourself x

Amalia K said...

Oh, bless you, Anne. See what I meant when I said I still have A LOT to learn from you? Well, I do.

You rock! :) oxx

Jan said...

I'm thinking I should try making some hats. Love these, I'd wear them all! It would be a good give away project too. Well done, I know you are paid back in ways that count.

Carol said...

What a treasure you are. xxxooo

brandi said...

~to the beautiful hands and heart of you...a gift they will treasure and one that will lift not only the spirits of another but it seems yours as well...they are wonderful...knitting in the round...still working out the kinks...much love light and blessings~

marion barnett said...

If I needed a reason to love you, this would be it. I'm so pleased to hear about your results, too. Just because we don't talk often, doesn't mean we've forgotten each other ...hugs and love

Laura said...

Anne I stopped by this morning and I'm in awe lady...you busy little beaver you...so wonderful to see all the lush in you creative stitching of the yarn world..

Deborah said...

Oh Anne, YOU are the miracle. Me wants the blue hat...must I shave my head???? teehee. Love, Deb

Vicki Miles ~8-) said...

I swear I saw the blue beret last week, being worn by a lady shopping, in Meijer.
Giving some thought to a blog about my Tim Holtz workshop, so if you see a plume in South county, you'll know what it is!

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