So I grabbed a couple skeins of Susan's spindle-spun merino, and set about making a hat. Even unblocked, it turned out rather nicely, don't you think? When I took a weaving class in Denmark, the instructor provided the yarn, so no matter what sort of dog's breakfast you made of it all, she could fondle the work and say, "The quality is very nice." With that lovely yarn, how could I have made anything but good?
I'll be piecing a quilt today. Even though no one in Hati needs to be kept warm, I still find myself responding by wanting to knit or sew something. The relief agencies need $$ to pay the helicopters to fly them to the isolated villages. They don't need blankets. They need medical supplies and medical personnel who are willing to sleep on the ground and bring in their own food (MRIs) and do the impossible with nothing at all for days on end. They don't need baby hats or mittens. But tales of suffering evoke hats and blankets from me. It comforts me to have my hands doing SOMETHING to help someone. And I already sent in my check.