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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

10.20.2010

100 Hats


When I was making another Highland Woodworking run (for an alternate can of stain to try), I looked over at the display in Knitch's window and noticed that the luxury yarn purveyor has set a goal to make 100 hats for the homeless in 100 days. The deadline, November 1, is right around the corner. If you would like to learn more about the project, click over to Knitch's blog.



[Yarn and hat images via Knitch.]

9 comments:

La Maison Fou said...

What an interesting story. I really like those types....warms the heart ( and the head ).
L.

Bob said...

Oh, thank you for reminding me of going over to Virginia Highlands to work out a stain(s) color for a curtain pole project I want to complete.

Loved seeing the table base your Dad made for your Asian box. It reminded me of one I had made years ago for a similar box. Wished I hadn't sold it now!!! Oh well....

Style Court said...

Leslie -- it does :)

Bob -- sounds like you had something great! Enjoy exploring Highland Woodworking.

home before dark said...

I don't know if you have discovered Bartley's gel stains—and perhaps even better than their stains—gel varnish! I have a hard time with varnish—streaks, dribbles, runs—but this stuff you just glide it on with a cloth. And, it does give a lovely hand rubbed finish with the perfect sheen!

Style Court said...

HBD -- SO appreciate the tip! I was contemplating a gel. Thank you.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

That is wonderfully fabulous and gracious, generous, loving, about the hats.

Style Court said...

I really hope they reach their goal.

Karena said...

Bravo, I wish that I could knit!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sanity Fair said...

That's really touching about the hats. Pre-made gifts for anyone in need are obviously so welcome, but there's something so touching about doing it by hand. It makes me think of the knitting drives during the civil war - women in communities getting together to make warm socks for the soldiers.
-SF
P.S. I'm having a Marc Jacobs jewelry give away, and I hope you'll stop by. http://sfair.blogspot.com/2010/10/marc-jacobs-give-away.html