Dec 29, 2011

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,

16 comments:

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

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  2. You are quite an inspiration! I've read your blog for a while now and am happy to report that yesterday I finished up my 100th square to send off to knit-a-square for the year (which I learned about on your blog), along with my friend's 40-something hats! Thanks for all of the great information you've passed along. Happy New Year's!

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  3. I've been following your other blog and am happy you have found your 'focus' here! 10,000 hats is a huge goal but I'm sure you will meet it. You have inspired me to set goals with the little bit of knitting I do. Looking forward to more posts!

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

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

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  6. 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 :)

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  7. 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

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  8. I just came across your blog and it is very inspiring to say the least !

    I would love to get a hold of one of your hats, whether purchasing one, donating money to a charity you support , or whatever else !

    Do you do personalized hats? Perhaps I could purchase a custom hat made by you, to support a personal cause, to help around the world...which I what I am trying to do !

    Awesome blog, I will be following, and wish you luck on your adventure !

    <3IHeartTravel<3

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  9. 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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