A group of knitters from all over the world have been knitting hats and scarves for orphans in Estonia. These are my contributions:
Both are knit with Paton's Merino Wool. The red is just a basic hat, and the blue is the Waffle Hat pattern. (I really like this hat, and plan on using it for one of my kids in the future.) I felt good while knitting these hats - I got the same feeling I have when I knit hats for my kids. Because of my efforts, small children will feel warm and loved.
Little girl is really contemplating the idea of "orphan". We've told her that sometimes, Mommys and Daddys can't take care of their children, and they don't have anyone else in their family to take care of them. (We then covered what would happen to her if anything happened to her Mommy and Daddy.) A couple of days later, little girl brought up the orphans again. She wanted to know if we could send her a card, and maybe some stickers, to make her smile. She wondered if we could call her, and she wondered if maybe Santa would bring her something special for Christmas. I'm really proud that my little four year old wants to take some action to make life brighter for someone else.
Today, we'll be making some cards to send to an orphan or two in Estonia. What are you doing to make life brighter for someone else today?