But I put that irritation to work, and finally, finished up hats 12 and 13!
Of course I still haven’t knit the Where the wild things are crown, or the brown bear head, or a coonskin cap--and I might yet.
But for the moment, I am taking a break from hats.
More were delivered yesterday to Communitea—That’s where the LICKnit2 group has been meeting for some 3 or more years—(the group is about 5 years old)—but I am not sure how many—and can’t photograph them till I pick them up!
Hat 13 is the reworked Red White and Blue—(with 13 stripes, 7 red and 6 white, and a 5 pointed star on a field of blue.) It’s a Square Hat for a Round Head—
I’ll get this pattern written up some time this month –before presidents day!
It’s a simple hat, and it looks particularly nice in the patriotic motif.
But it’s a pattern that works well will lots of colors. It’s not quite a stove pipe hat—or a beret--but a cross between the two!
Hat number 13 brings my contribution up to 15%--but the bulk of the knitting is being done by others—Other I have asked to help me reach the goal of 84 hats.
This is hard for me.
I have no problems helping others, but I do have a real problem asking for help.
It’s a bit easier to ask for help for others—so asking other knitters to knit for a charity is easier than asking anything for myself—but its still hard for me to do. I can be an iconoclast, and can sometimes come across as aloof. I find it very hard to ask for help—especially for things that are important to me.
Non-important stuff? I am as demanding as any NYer!
But I have asked for help getting these hats knit.
I have received so much help.
I have felt the need to knit and knit and contribute, because I am receiving –I asked and I received—and for me, this has been wonderful (Oh, yeah, it’s great for the kids, too)
I am recycling my good feelings into more hats! This project has enriched me, and has warmed me, as much as the hats will warm the students.
So while I am taking a break for another project or two—I don’t think I am finished knitting hats, not by a long shot!