Yesterday we spent a beautiful autumn day with our younger son at his college in Massachusetts. It was Family and Alumni weekend and there were all types of activities going on from student research presentations to a farm festival and a horse-drawn wagon.
Among the attractions of that region is Northampton and Webs Yarn shop. If you love wool as I do and you have never been there, it is time to plan a trip. Yesterday we managed to stop there on our way to a coffee shop around the corner.
As it would happen, Webs, as well as Northampton Wools, is collecting hats for children and adults in conjunction with the 500 Hats Project www.500hats.org . If you are a regular follower, you know I enjoy making hats too. The inital goal was to collect 500 winter hats for distribution throughout the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts. They met that first goal and have now set the second goal of 1500 hats by the end of October!
I was so inspired that I have decided to pack and ship 21 hats that I made over the last 3 years. They are all colors, two-thirds are felted wool, and about half are children's sizes.
It is not too late to send hats in. I am shipping mine to Webs, but you can also drop off at numerous yarn shops around the Springfield-Northampton area. If you have questions check the website or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org