Friday, April 30, 2010

Keeping Busy

I've been keeping busy during the few free hours a day I have. Like maybe 17 or 18 of them.

One of the things that is not ever far from my mind is Project Warm Hearts and the kids in Xico/Ursalo Galvin in Veracruz.

Here's just a quick sample of what I have been up to.

My standard receipe hat. Nothing fancy. Just keep your head and ears warm.

Standard receipe with a few embellishments knitted on. I found these really cute smiley face buttons while in Merida recently. I hope some little girl is going to be smiling too!

I still have lots of "fun fur" yarn left. It is too flimsy on its' own for a hat. By knitting one regular row of yarn and 2 of the fun fur, I came up with this:

It looks to me like a clown wig! But it is a furry inside as out and is going to be very warm.

Taking the fun fur inspiration a bit further, I made a short row stripe hat. I think it turned out really cool.

There you have it. Just trying to do my part to help the kids stay warm this coming winter.


Life's a Beach! said...

OMG Wayne! Those are beautiful! They could be sold in boutiques! You have such a warm heart for doing this!

lisa said...

Those are pretty neat! I love the smiley faces!

Nancy said...

Very nice! It's a great thing you're doing for the kids.

- Mexican Trailrunner said...

Those are absolutely adorable! The kids will LOVE them, especially the smiley face one.
Good job.

threecollie said...

Wonderful! Fun and warm at the same time...what a lovely thing to do.

Calypso said...

OMG GREAT hats hombre! It has been such a pleasure and so very heart warming to see your hats on the heads of the locals here - we have some new areas where we hope to spread the love (and the warm things).

Many thanks for your continued effort!

KfromMichigan said...

Very Cute!

Jackie said...

They are all very cool. I am sure the ninos will appreciate the whimsy of the smileys and the fun fur.

Calypso said...

I get soooo tempted to keep one of those terrific hats - thank goodness they don't come in my size ;-

Anonymous said...

LOVE those hats! I bet the kids will too!