Need a use for all that sale yarn? Our pals at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuelemailed us to let us know how their July 26 kickoff for Click for Babies 2012 went. The hospital launched its campaign to combat shaken baby syndrome through educating people about the period of PURPLE crying many kiddos go through. As part of the education, new parents get a handmade purple infant hat as a visual reminder of PURPLE crying and a reminder of how to handle it safely.
Here are the details from the kickoff:
- More than 100 people showed up.
- The event had four hours of knitting lessons. (Great way to get new knitters/crocheters into the fold, by the way, and not a bad way to take the leap into circular knitting if you've never tried it. Believe me, once you go seamless, you'll never want to knit things flat again.)
- More than 100 skeins of donated yarn were distributed, along with oodles of patterns for baby hats.
- People pledged 500 hats to the drive. Last year Oregon knitters and crocheters supplied the drive with more than 5,000 hats, and it'd be great if we could top that this year. They're collecting hats through October, so we've got time to get clicking. (So far I've got 4.5 hats made, and really, the most difficult thing about making them is resisting the urge to try them on the cats. Pip and Liam, my two black kitties, are adorable, and the hats are adorable, too. Put 'em together they'd either be a cuteness supernova or a demonstration of how effectively an angry cat can shred his owner. So I'm restraining myself. Well, there's the whole baby-hats-can't-have-cat-hair-in-them thing, too.)
Happy shopping/knitting! Remember, it's never too hot to knit! Especially something tiny and portable like a baby hat!
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