A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from one of the ladies in my crochet group. She was calling for volunteers to help make baby hats as a service project for Martin Luther King Day (A day on, NOT a day off). I grabbed the Twin, Pop and her friend and away we went.
Working on my hat
Today’s service was such a great experience. When I was a kid, Martin Luther King’s birthday was marked by an airing of the “I Have A Dream” speech and sleeping in. There was no ceremony, nothing to really mark the day. I became aware of the day of service pre-The Bee. I was about 7 and half months pregnant the first time helped out and have been doing it ever since.
One of my finished hats!
We are at the Wynnewood Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Here is a shining example as to why Philadelphia libraries should remain open. Not only did our group meet here, Pop checked out two books, I used the Internet to find a pattern that I needed (and paid the outrageous rate of 25 cent* per page in BLACK AND WHITE!!) and people were in and out all day doing everything from checking out materials, using the library and making hats.
On Hooks and Needles
A total of 75 hats were collected today.
It was such a positive day. Women from all walks of life came to help out. Students, retirees, young, old at heart, Crocheters and knitters side by side.
The hats were being collected for Save the Children and the patterns can be found here.
We are meeting again at the end of the month for our regularly scheduled meeting. I am going to knock out a few more hats; the pattern is very easy to work up and this is an excuse to complete more hats.
Lots of babies will be warm this winter!
Day of Service will continue at The Bee’s school Monday.
*What happened to the ‘cent’ key on the keyboard? The one that looks like a c with a line through it? Am I showing my age?