We have two "deadlines" to send in hats, Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. My goal is always to knit one hat per month. My friend and long-arm quilter, Cornelia, also knit hats this year. A friend and member of the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild (and graduate student at Colorado School of Mines!) Emily, knit hats too.
Here is the stack I mailed yesterday:
I printed a little label on business card stock to attach to each hat. It reads:
Thank you for your service to our country.You are remembered and appreciatedby someone in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
I'm also hosting the Knit-Along (KAL) on the Ravelry group "Hats for Sailors." Go to Ravelry.com for details.
The Dishcloth Diva, Deb Buckingham, designed a new hat pattern just for us. It's called "Fair Winds and Following Seas," I've already shared a photo, but here it is again:
I have some special skeins of yarn to give away to knitters who finish a hat this month and post a photo of their finished hat on the Ravelry group forum.
Each is a unique, hand-dyed yarn -- but 100% washable wool, as required for Hats for Sailors!
I hope you'll consider joining us to knit a hat!
From the desk of your