Thursday, February 11, 2016

Threads on Thursday

Wednesday I received a group email from Laura Nelkin, who helped organize "Knitting for Munich." A call was sent out for hand knit hats, scarves, cowls and other small items to help keep refugees from war-torn Syria warm in cold, wintery Germany. I decided to send the two "California Poppies" (#1 and #2) in my gift stash, hoping a parent and child pair would not only be a little warmer, but also be cheered by the matching hats. I got a little thrill three months ago when one of my hats showed up front and center in a Knitting for Munich Ravelry post:
What's really thrilling is that over 1000 items were donated through this one initiative – enough to gift every refugee in the county of Miesbach! There are a couple heartwarming videos here and here (in German, but no matter; I hope those links work for you).

My threads today consisted of some handknits, so I tried a couple of selfies to show you "What I'm Wearing" before giving up and handing my camera to a co-worker. My accessory is Romi's Zephyr Cove, and is my most wearable small shawl to date.

That's it for the knits today from . . .

8 comments:

Theresa said...

Don't you look cozy in all those pretty hand knits! And you can't beat Keens for comfort.

Mama Pea said...

Pretty model!

Susan said...

What a beautiful shawl! And I love the color of your socks! You look lovely!

Mokihana said...

Beautiful shawl; and it's a great photo of you, too.

Nancy Kay said...

Beautiful scarf and socks!! I love wearing Keens too. They are the most comfortable shoe - any season!

Excellent photo of you and your knits!

Michelle said...

Most of my shoes are Keens, Theresa; it's definitely my favorite brand. And isn't it amazing how cozy a little shawl or scarf can be?

Aw shucks, Mama Pea!

Thank-you, Susan; I have more of that yarn and would offer to knit a pair of socks for you if they didn't take me a coon's ago to knit. :-/

Why thanks, Mokihana!

Ditto on the Keens, Nancy Kay. I have them in sandals to boots, and nearly everything in between.

Fat Dormouse said...

Lovely photos of you, Michelle - and the hand knits too, of course! Isn't it good top know how small things like hats, and socks, can make such a big difference to people?

A :-) said...

You are so beautiful, Michelle! :-)