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Old 10-02-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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Rescue Mission/Knitting for Homeless (update on pg 4)
After seeing the Warm Up America thread I contacted our local Rescue Mission that helps the homeless in my area (Syracuse, NY). I asked to see what they needed for hand-knit items and the lady I spoke with said just manly hats. They do get hats from people but the guys don't necessary like wearing things that are pink!

So here's the website:
http://www.rmsyr.org/Home/Main_Page.htm

Feel free to mail your hats to me directly (PM me for my address) and I'll drop them off to her sometime before Christmas. I think a deadline of Nov 30th would work since I can plan to drop them off during the beginning of December. Any adult sized hats knit up in manly colors would work but I would prefer to give them something that could be machine washable.

Personally, I have a stash of Wool-Ease in manly colors that would work perfect for this. Now I just need to finish all of my WIPs and get started.
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:35 AM   #2
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I'll make a hat for you Sending a PM right now!
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thank you so much! I just sent you my address!

I went through and added a bunch of patterns in Ravelry to my Queue for this based on the yarn I have in my stash (Wool-Ease sport weight). I can't wait to get started!
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:01 AM   #4
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Well, I casted on a hat last night using my stash of Wool-Ease sport weight yarn. I even had my Father approve the pattern and yarn before starting. I'm using the Basic Hat pattern from the 2006 Pattern A Day Calendar. I thought I'd keep it simple for this first one since it's been ages since I knit a hat. I'm sure the next one will have some funky cables on it . . .
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:59 PM   #5
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I mailed my hat today. I used the Toboggan Hat pattern from Lion Brand yarn, and I used Wool Ease too! It was easy and fast.
I had my husband try it on this morning to make sure it would fit, and it was great!
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:31 PM   #6
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That's great! I'll let you know as soon as I get it.

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #7
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karne - I received your hat this weekend. Thanks again!

Here's my WIP picture of my hat. I should be able to get it done within the next week or so. I'm heading out of the country for a few days but I should be able to work on it when I get back.

I'm hoping to get this done before we get any snow and the cold weather really sets in.
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I've got several hats that I can send. I sent you a PM.
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That's wonderful! Thanks so much!
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