LadyBug Spinning was inspired when I sold my old spinning wheels to purchase my Schacht LadyBug spinning wheel. This blog follows my journey with spinning, knitting, and natural dying. As you see, this blog is about "playing" with fiber and includes some highlights from a visit to Scotland's Islands... Shetland, Orkney, and the Outer Hebrides.
A fellow knitter posted this information:
"Click for Babies is a national organization represented, in Maine, through the Maine Children's Trust and the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Councils. Knitters are asked to create baby hats to be distributed by local hospitals to new parents, with information about shaken baby syndrome and how to prevent it. The hats should be soft and comfortable and at least 50% purple to symbolize "PURPLE," the mnemonic referring to early childhood crying:
Peak of crying
Pained face (though there may be no pain)
The program was developed by the National Center for Shaken Baby Syndrome to raise awareness about this serious issue.
There is lots more information, including links to some cute hat patterns, at www.clickforbabies.org.
Collection time is September. Broadreach in Belfast is a collecting agency."