Hats for Syrian Refugees: Lots of hats are being knitted that will find their way to Munich, where many refugees have landed. Designer Laura Nelkin’s Ravelry group is very active in this effort, has two shipments already in the pipeline with hundreds of hats. (These are her hats below.) We all know that a hat is one of the quickest knits, so grab a skein of something warm and add to the pile. Details on how to participate are here.
On Etsy: Cool machine embroidery from Amanda Rudack, who just discovered MDK. Welcome, Amanda! Pull up a chair.
Vindication, or something: Superfancy shop Joseph is selling the soul sister to my Eight Yarns, One Sweater. Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Jo, who knows quality when she sees it.
Love Your Station: Our local NPR station is having its fall pledge drive. I listen to Nashville Public Radio a lot, so I like giving them a little support because they have given me many hours of knitting. They also figured out the best tote-bag/NPR correspondent pun, the Nina Totin’ Bag.
Finally, Help a Fella Out: I have a note from 16-year-old Gilly, who is in search of cool knitting patterns for men. He is a totally fearless knitter—figured out double-pointed needles on his own, for Pete’s sake. Please leave a comment with men’s patterns that you like!
Sending you weekend best wishes.
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