I confess to being a polygamous knitter. Even at the rate that hats are passing through my hands this month (5 down, at least one more to go) for the Warm Hats Not Hot Heads project, I have gotten some knitting in for the other extremities.
I finished up my carry-along socks last Friday night. Nothing to write home about here, unless you want to count the fabulous Schaefer yarn in colorway ‘Toni Morrison’ that Susette brought me when she visited two years ago. Or the tubular cast on, a la TechKnitter (TM). Other than that, your ordinary top down stocking stitch socks.
Not so ordinary has been the recent response to some delightful publicity which the WHNHH campaign has gotten. To remind those who don’t look in here so frequently, WHNHH is a project that Alison and I got going to provide a concrete reminder to our public servants that we appreciate their service and that we’d like them to discuss the issues respectfully, all in the best interest of our nation.
It seems to have hit a few chords. India was quick to join in enthusiastically and to promote it to many of her knitting connections. One of the most interesting connections was laid out today on Kristin Nichols’ blog, Getting Stitched On the Farm. And just yesterday we had the delight of hearing India’s voice when she called in to the On Point with Tom Ashbrook program on Boston Public Radio.
As a result, I’ve had the delight of reading emails and messages on Ravelry from wonderful knitters (and one crocheter!) who agree with our mission and are casting on hats, probably as I type. And we are now at over 25% of Congress covered!
Love to all,
P.S. The hat pictured above is a Kristin Nichols design, Quarter’s Cap, knit by Diana in her own hand-dyed yarn.