Lenten Knitting 2015

As I typically do during Lent, I devote my knitting to other people, not myself or even my own family. This year I'm participating in a pay-it-forward initiative that someone started on Facebook. Only one of my friends was interested, and I decided to knit her a lovely cowl. I kept it simple and did seed stitch stripes in the round. The yarn, Naturally Caron Country, has been discontinued, unfortunately. It's a machine-washable wool-acrylic blend that's very soft and was fun to work with.

I had plenty of yarn left over, so I used it and some additional gray acrylic yarn from my stash to make a scarf for the Christmas at Sea program, which is an Episcopal charity. A lady at my church collects these scarves and sends them to the parent organization every year.

Finally, I made a baby beanie using some bulky yarn I found in the stash. The labels are long gone, so I can't give you any info on the fiber or manufacturer. I don't know who will get this hat. I'll either give it to a friend who is expecting or save it and mail it to Afghans for Afghans at some point.

I plan to do a few more charity hats using more yarn I dug out of the stash. As always, pictures will be posted as I finish them.