One of these days, I'm gonna stop knitting hats*.
Right now though? Hats soothe me. Hats are quick. Hats are fun. Gauge doesn't matter too much when knitting hats for charity because there are heads of all shapes and sizes that need hats.
Hats can be fancy, hats can be simple, hats can be whatever you want them to be. A hat is portable, it can be a stashbuster, and you can whip one up in an episode and a half of Burn Notice....and that time frame includes stopping to get another glass of water and let the dog out.
A hat will never let you down. It won't talk back. It won't leave dirty dishes on the coffee table. It won't call you with really bad news. Hats don't miss important deadlines, or cost $4 a gallon, or have software glitches.
I've knit a ton of hats for Afghans for Afghans over the past few months, and used up quite a bit of stash I'd been saving for...what? A rainy day? A snowy day in Tallahassee? Who knows. Anyway, my ridiculous wool stash is better off as hats for those who need them. I've also knit a few luscious Malabrigo chemo caps for my Papa as well as a lighter weight one out of some Cotton-Ease.
It's been all hats, all the time. Honestly? I don't think that is a bad thing, do you?
*Sick of hats? Stay tuned...my charity knitting spree is coming to an end in the near future, and hats will be put on the back burner for a bit while I spend some quality time with my old friend Socks.