the what and the why

I've been a knitter since I was 19. 20? I know I couldn't drink legally yet, still lived in Chicago, and worked in an office.

A friend and I went to Denny's one day, and she taught me the basics of knitting - cast on, knit and purl. She handed me some yarn and needles, and I got busy ... and never looked back!

A few years ago, I decided to try to live a  more remarkable life and set a goal to knit One Hundred Hats for charity in a years' time. I met that goal, and continued knitting for charity like mad. But I missed the challenge ... and I missed the hats!

So I'm beginning again, on January 1, 2012. This time I'm setting the goal a bit higher, and making the reach a bit broader:

I aim to knit and give away 10,000 hats in my lifetime for friends, family, and charity.

I have blogged about many other things, and in many other spaces. And for many different reasons. This time it's for me - a way to honor my goal, a way to track my progress, and a way to document a life lived with hats always on the needles,


  1. Very cool idea! I can't wait to see your progress!

  2. What a wonderful goal! What charity do you donate your hats to?

  3. shannon - i try to share in my posts which charities the hats will be going to!

  4. My 20 year old daughter who died leukemia, and lost all of her beautiful hair was on the receiving end of wonderful people such as yourself. Believe me it is a labor of love that touches many many hearts <3 Thank you :)

  5. GO ROBYN GO! You have the biggest heart, and the greatest goals. I am behind you 100% of the way, and will happily follow your hat adventures. You are a very productive and inspiring lady. Keep knitting, and keep writing your fabulous blog! Katie. xxx

  6. Wow! I love to knit hats and I do knit for charity but whoa - that's a lot of hats. Best of luck to you.


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