Saturday, July 21, 2012

Good Things

 My friend Kathy C. made 50 hats for Haiti.  Look at them all!  I only made one for Haiti.  Kathy realized after a bit that she could crochet them much faster than knit them.  They are all cotton and all ready to send a warm and caring message to families a world away.  There is good in this world.  The simple act of creating something for someone else to wear is pretty profound in this day of anonymity, I think.  If you have never knitted for charity.....well you simply must try it. The feeling is wonderful .....and that's from the giving end!
Here is beautiful Hero, or Tank as we often  call him.  Formerly known as Helo, Al's half Siamese boy.
Tank comes alive at night.  He plays with Beatles a bit now. He is a shy boy .  He is talkative!  I think he's beautiful.  Wait till I show you his aqua eyes...they are stunning.  But he's too shy for close ups yet.

Happy Workend or Weekend to you

16 comments:

Mereknits said...

Amazing that your friend has completed so many hats, I can see why you are friends she must be lovely. Tank is adorable, glad he is getting used to his new family.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

allison said...

Aww! I miss my chubbins.

Katherine said...

50 hats!! That puts me to shame! I can't seem to finish the one I've been working on for a week. That is truly wonderful!!

I love the name Tank and think you should call him that all the time. He is a very sturdy cat, and gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Such a lovely cat! An that's an inspiring number of charity hats... Wow.

Nancy said...

Hero, aka Tank, is really handsome! His coat is beautiful.

Crafting for charity is a win-win situation. I love it!

Dee said...

Even without the closeup you can see that he has gorgeous eyes!

Our knit group did a charity knit two years ago. We knit 73 hats for a homeless shelter in Racine, WI. We even made the local paper. It was quite exciting knowing our hats were really appreciated.

SissySees said...

Tank is breath-taking. My last cat was part Siamese... and I had a blue point I loved dearly before I went to college.

Fabulous on the hats. People like that inspire me. Right now, I just need to hit for my friends. One had a baby last week, one was due on the 17th and hasn't delivered yet, another has a shower next week, and another...

Hem. But first comes dinner.

Lynneb said...

It's true...it often takes so little of our time and effort to have an impact on a life. Is that a note card that you photographed? I like it.

Alyssa said...

Why Hero and not Helo? I would have like a stargate reference :P

kathy b said...

Lynne

that is a picture of a picture, not a postcard,...but what a cute idea
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Alyssa,.....You can still think of him as HELO! :)

lutheranladiescircle said...

50 hat????? Are her fingers worked down to little bitty nubbins? Hokey smokey that's a lot of flying crochet hooks. The cat probably slows you down a bit what with batting your needles(or hooks) like they were gyrating mice. Uh...yeah. yeah. It's the cat who's keeping your hat numbers down.

sapphireblue said...

Wow! That's a lot of hats. What a pretty kitty.

kathy said...

Oh boy, I think I am in love with Mr. Tank!

Those hats are wonderful. Our fellowship sponsors a husband and wife missionary team in Hati. They have been there for over 25 years.

Just beautiful. (the hats)

Margaret said...

So many hats! Reminds me of that book from elementary school..
Cute kitty. I'm sure he'll warm up soon.

Hippy Chick said...

I wholeheartedly agree! I donate comfort scarves to a charity who gives them to abused women shelters. It is a great feeling to know my knitting is helping someone heal.

Robin said...

Go, Kathy! What a great thing to do.

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