When we lived in Kentucky and in MO the first time, I had a big basket that sat by the door. It was full of warm mittens and hats. Chad was 9 when we moved to Kentucky. There was a little girl who was one year younger who lived behind us and they were not yet at the age when girls and boys didn’t enjoy playing together. The neighbors were at the top of one hill and we were at the top of another hill. They were steep hills and great for sledding. They would start at one hill and slide down as far as they could go, then trek up the other hill and slide down it. They would both come in a dozen times a day for dry mittens and hats. Everything was pretty much storebought at that time. I kept a clothesline strung up in the coat closet/pantry. There was a heater vent in there and things would dry quickly so the kids knew to hang up their wet mitts and hats before grabbing dry ones.
That all got me to thinking that I need a big basket and some place to put it here so I can fill it with kids and adults mittens and hats. We will need them taking Rita out and Addie will need them when she’s here during the winter.
I pulled the two balls of yarn out yesterday. They were skeins and I balled them up for knitting. The blue yarn is leftover from the sweater I’m working on. All are bulky weight so I’m going to knit some quick hats for Addie to keep here. I’ll probably have enough of the blue yarn to make at least one adult hat but I’m not going to do that til I finish the sweater and make sure I do, in fact, have enough extra yarn.