Thursday, June 23, 2005
I really like the way these booties/socks turned out. (Knit from Bernat cotton tots yarn, using size 5 dpns.) The pattern is from the book Knits From The Heart by Kristin Spurkland. The sub-title is Quick Projects for Generous Giving. Quick knitting is what I'm all about so far this summer. I'll get back to bigger, more involved projects later (like my Meadow Flowers Shawl). But for now, there are several other projects in this book that I would like to try...a couple of hats, baby blankets, mittens and more. The author had in mind knitting for charity when she came up with these patterns. Some of the hats are even written in preemie sizes! And, she included tips on sizing the patterns up or down. In the back of the book is a list of national charitable organizations that accept donations of hand-knit items. This is the first book I've seen that encourages knitting for charity. Definitely a good addition to my knitting library.