It all started when one day a 'customer' came into the shop and said: "What is your cheapest yarn? I make hats for the babies at the hospital and it doesn't really matter!" I don't think she meant to say it that way, but it gave me something to think about.
Sometimes we do things for 'charity' and perhaps use what we have and not realise that what we are doing is just not quite 'right'. (It surprises me when the grocery store and perhaps the food bank has to put up a sign to say: No expired items!)
Back to the Babies, hats for babies do matter. Babies are precious, pre-mature babies are fragile, but more than that their parents are fragile.
This year the 'fee' for Knitt'n Nights is to make (One) baby hat, but it has to be made with nice yarn and the 'cuter' the better, over the top cute. We want to show these Babies and their parents that they Matter and people care.
If you would like to make a hat to donate to Lakeridge Health, they require no strings, ribbons or ties. We would like soft washable yarn, wool is accepted (super wash) label the
hats with your first name and perhaps include the care and content of the yarn used.
I found this while looking for cute things:
It doesn't matter what you do as Steve Jobs said:
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”