Shawls and Hats Galore

Happy holidays! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to 2021. I cannot wait for this accursed year to be over. Here some of my most recent projects. 

First up is a prayer shawl I made for a fellow choir member who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis. I love these rich colors, and so did she.

This cowl is for me. I made it using the Sleepy Hollow gradient from Knit Circus. Instead of knitting it from end to end, I used yarn from both ends at the same time and striped it.

My church's food pantry sent out a call in late November for winter gear for its clients. I already had the 4 children's hats on hand (I made them last year when my dad was in hospice), so all I had to do was whip up a couple of adult hats using some scrap yarn. It's amazing what you can make from leftovers.

I made 2 more hats for good measure, although the food pantry doesn't need any more right now. I can keep them on hand for future use. Somebody somewhere always needs a hat.

Finally, there are 3 couples at church expecting babies early in the new year. I decided to make it easy on myself and make 3 identical hats. I think they turned out well. I like the spiral, pointy top.

 I hope you and yours are well and that you enjoy good health and lots of knitting (or crocheting) in 2021.