My sister Angela and her family live in Los Angeles, so I don't get to see them very often. On one of my visits there a few years ago, I taught my niece Olivia how to knit. Over the years she has knit up wonderful hats and scarves and sent them to me and my girls as gifts.
Now she has become a business woman and has opened her very own etsy shop to sell her lovely handknits. What a proud auntie I was to visit her etsy shop. She's made up some scarves, neckwarmers and legwarmers. Visit her shop and be sure to read her artist's profile. It's really pretty exciting, and I think she is inspiring me to open up an etsy shop of my own.
Knit One Save One is a project of Save the Children. They are looking to collect 100,000 little hats to help keep newborns born around the world warm and save their lives. I was thrilled to take part in this project two years ago when it was called 'Caps to the Capitol.'
These tiny caps are quick, easy and fun to make. You can go the the Save the Children web site and download the free action kit, which includes patterns for knitters and crocheters of every skill level from just learning to expert.
I made a little video about it to help spread the word about the Knit One Save One project:
In these days of economic uncertainty around the world, here is a very simple thing that we can do to have a positive impact in the lives of precious newborns around the world.
So go to Knit One Save One and download the kit, make some caps and send in your letters and donations. It's a very easy thing to do, but it feels really good, and you will be doing your part to make this world a better place one tiny hat at a time.