Hats and History Lessons
Joining Small Things this morning for her Yarn Along. I’ve been knitting up a storm in preparation for craft bazaars later in the month, but took a break from those projects to make a little hat, on request, for Bea. I have an abundance of odds and ends of grey wool, and she requested a grey hat with a sunshine on it, so it seemed like a perfect chance to use up those little balls of wool.
Bea is very interested in pre-Civil War history and instead of reading while I knitted and needle-felted her hat, we watched The Abolitionists on American Experience’s website.
I finished the hat before the end of the documentary, so for the last part of it, I put labels on the latest batch of salves and lip balm. I reformulated the salves a bit to make them more shelf-stable in cold weather, updated the labels, and can’t wait to get them packaged for the upcoming craft bazaars at The Portland Village School and Bee Thinking.
For now, it’s back to finishing knitting projects for the bazaars, spreading mulch in the garden, and thinking ahead to the menu for Thanksgiving.