Saturday, April 19, 2008

Knitting for Obama

I'm in a Ravelry group called "Knitters for Obama." They got a little fed up with the negative media that was happening in this election, and decided to do something about it. In each state that still has a primary, they are collecting baby hats & bibs to do a mass donation in honor of Obama. We all know how much I love knitting baby hats, so I had to contribute a few.

The plan is to use the campaign colors (or, quite honestly, whatever you have in your stash). I ran over to Jo-Ann's and picked up some Caron Simply Soft in red and white, and some Vanna's Choice in Blue. They didn't quite have the right color of blue in Caron at the time, so I did a little mix and matching. I like the results!

These little things knit up pretty fast, so I'm hoping to get a few more than my initial pledge of 6 completed. They've collected about 100 for the Pennsylvania primaries, and the movement seems to be gaining momentum. If you're interested in donating a few, see this thread for details.

6 comments:

Elaine said...

Hi Amanda,

I absolutely love the hats - what a great idea. I hope your exams go well.

Esoteric Knitter said...

Great baby hats! They are so adorable. :)

Kathy said...

amada

how cute. I love your patriotic baby hat idea. Marvelous. THey will really thrill the nurses in the nursery too

Jen said...

I love the hats! What a cool idea!

Donna said...

I love your hats, they are too cute. Lucky you to meet the yarn harlot. I would be fuming too after the comment from the insensetive knitter. I don't think people consider remarks like that before they say them. Take care.

Sarah said...

Aw, too cute!
I get to vote in my primary next week. And it actually matters!