Knitting for Syrian Refugees

Fall is in full swing in Chicago. The leaves have turned and the days are getting shorter and colder. It's perfect weather for knitting. I finished a pair of socks for myself. The yarn is some Knit Picks sock yarn I had in the stash.

I've been buying yarn I don't need. Last Sunday I went to the Hyde Park Handmade Market and got this hand-dyed hand-spun wool-alpaca blend from Vera Videnovich. Two of my friends are expecting babies, so I plan to use this yarn for baby hats.

I also bought some more Knit Picks yarn--I swear, I should just hand over my paycheck to that company. I got this Diadem silk-alpaca blend for myself. I don't know if I'll use them together or separately. The 2 colors together give me a 70s vibe, but those earth tones do look good on me.

I some orange yarn to make a hat for my nephew. Orange is his favorite color. He wears it almost all the time and has an orange coat for winter.

Finally, I got a book of patterns to make Christmas tree ornaments. I don't know if I'll ever get around to making any, but I got it on sale, so it can go on the bookshelf for future reference.

I learned that there is a Ravelry group collecting knitted items for Syrian refugees who have landed in Munich and have no winter gear, so I started a hat. I already have one on hand so I'll add that to the package when I'm ready to ship it. I might even make a scarf if there's enough time.

Hope you're enjoying the fall and making beautiful things for the cold weather to come.