'Tis the season, and for me, that means it's time to get out my size 8 needles and colorful yarn to start making those cute little preemie caps again. I'd forgotten just how addicting knitting can be. If I had to guess, I'd say that this craft triggers some of the same chemicals in the brain that other addictions (like gambling, for example) might. The beauty of knitting, however, is that it's not as expensive as the other addictions; it's a cheap natural high.
When my husband brought home yarn in the Green Bay Packers' team colors last Christmas, I was cranking them out like crazy, making several dozen of these hats in time for our Super Bowl victory. I donated them to the Save the Children Caps for Good campaign and they were taken to babies in Africa, Asia, and South America. My goal this year is one cap per day between now and the Super Bowl. That'll be seventy-plus caps. It'll undoubtedly cut down on my other naturally-addicting activity (blogging!) a bit, but it's a click for a very worthy cause. Wish me luck; go PACK go!