It’s not a requirement to participate in the event, but it’s a way for people to participate in something that’s good for the community as a whole. Baby hats are simple to make and don’t take a lot of time (about 2 hrs for me from start to finish), and most knitters will have enough leftover yarn lying about to make a couple. Basically I wanted to give people the opportunity to do something good. I’ll take care of dropping the hats off, they just need to do the knitting.
I got to work, brainstorming, sketching, swatching. I had, in my mind, a solid concept – an asymmetrical scarf/wrap (depending on what yardage I had to work with) that would get more complex each week. Asymmetrical triangle shawls seem to be all the rage right now, so for the first time I think I’m being trendy. I wanted a few different lace patterns, just a bit of each one, just flirting with them you see.