I got home from work a little later than usual and it was almost dark. That does not make for a good photo session. Today's photo is of a new hat I'm working on for Ship Support. So far, I have 2 finished hats and 1 partial. I want to do number 4 by this weekend and get them in the mail early next week.
The pattern is the Brother-in-Law Basketweave hat from Kody May Knits. The little button below will take you to the pattern's project page on Ravelry (if you are registered) so you can see other examples. If you don't know about Ravelry, that's a good post for another day.
Today's photo is not the greatest due to the fact that the hat is black and it was too late in the day for good natural lighting. I had to use flash to get anything close to a decent picture.
The hat will be donated to Ship Support. This organization has been active since October, 2001 and sends donated items to deployed troops. If you would like more information, there is a Ship Support Yahoo Group to keep up to date on what the troops need. Currently, the push in on for more 100% wool hats for soldiers in Afghanistan.
The pattern that I used is one of my favorites, the Waffle Hat by Gail Bable. I have made this one so many times that I don't need to use the pattern. It makes me sad to think that our deployed soldiers have to depend on donations for something as basic as a warm hat or scarf.
After an especially inspiring post by Karen Porter to the CIC-Knit Yahoogroup, I have decided to dedicate as much time as possible to making more socks for the orphanages. I started a pair of my favorite pattern this afternoon and hope to have a photo for tomorrow's blog post.
Read more about Children in Common here. I haven't seen the Winter issue on the newstand yet, but Karen Porter was named 2007 Knitter of the Year by Knitter's Magazine. The book, Knitting for Peace, includes a profile of Children in Common and a reprint of Claudia Krisniski's basic sock pattern.