Friday, November 17, 2006

I love November!

One of the reasons I love November is that I get to play Christmas music...quietly. There's a web radio that plays Christmas music 24/7! They even have a substation devoted to all the different versions of "Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" As much as I love that song, that was too much even for me!

November is also when I start knitting hats for the Cancer Society. All other kniting projects are put on hold - at least, that's the plan. (Exception this year is that I had to finish my mitts first. Someone put my other warm mittens in the dryer & they now fit my thumbs.) I love knitting gifts but everyone in my family either have lots of hats, scarves, etc; or don't need or want anything knitted from me. I decided years ago that I would knit a hat for each person and donate it in their name. I would take a picture of each hat and put it in a card for the "recipient". This worked surprisingly well and I got great feedback from my family. Some years are good and I get through my entire list and some years I get about half or so. It's not about the numbers but the effort. Even one hat makes a difference.

I think this way, everyone wins. I get to knit something that will be appreciated, my family doesn't have to worry about hurting my feelings, and someone gets a hat made with love. I'm not saying that everyone should do this but if anyone is feeling up to it, Tammy is hosting a contest for the Duulan project. I have personal reasons for doing the hats for the Cancer Society but if anyone is up for this, the Duulan cause is a good one.


  1. Thank you for the mention! Oh, and I am loving the online Christmas music. Brilliant. Poor hubby just sort of rolls his eyes and pretends not to hear it! Me, I'm singing along, sometimes at the top of my voice. Which of course gets the dogs to sing at the top of their voices. :) It's great fun.

  2. That is such a good idea. Maybe I'll get into that after this semester is over.