A peak out the window at 0'dark thirty revealed a winter wonderland. It was icy and cold, but there was not as much snow as we'd hoped to see. A little later it started to snow again, just a few flurries, with a very wintry chill. By early afternoon the sun popped through the clouds and brought the big ol' blue sky out to play. Cold it is, but we do have snow and it is pretty! (There's that pretty thing again.) You can see the brown isn't quite covered with the first few inches of snow.
While it may be cold, I'm a knitter and I can knit warm coverings for my hands, head, feet and more. Sometimes I do think charity knitting can be a bit much. Knitting take so much time (we're all short on time) and many of us are attached to what we make in that "it's just too nice to give away" kind of way. It's true, you can buy the needed items to keep children warm, but by giving just one pair of mittens worth of time, you are giving yourself a wonderful gift...the gift of being selfless.
Rachel is a little worried the Soaring Eagles project will run short of gifts for the children...children who are in need of warm hands and toes. KUO officially ends tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you need to stop knitting. Just one pair of mittens (they go very quick, just ask Cheryl) or a quick pair of slippers will make a child very happy this Christmas. Rachel will take donations until December 17th. Please let her know you'll be sending a pair...she's counting on us and so are the kids! For this mitten I'm using leftover yarn from my Ribby Pulli and Elizabeth D.'s mitten pattern. It's going very quickly (now that I've started) and I hope to make a couple more pair.
Tomorrow is the last day of NaKniSweBloPoMo
Fo! It's been so much fun because of all of the comments and because of the Mofo Grrls. Hopefully TeresaC and Sandy will continue to post on a regular basis...I'll miss them too much if not!
Yes, yes, yes...Scoop makes her debut tomorrow. Thanks for hanging around and for the support to make it through...you all rock!