I am almost finished the spiral hat that I started last week. The knitting has been done for a few days and I just need to make a pom pom for the top. I don't have a template so will try the cardboard method. The hat should fit a 8 to 12 year old and will be sent along to the Dulaan project when I have a few more items completed. The pattern came from the Knitting for Peace book.
Finally the binding is sewn on this quilt. I made the top at a retreat I attended in Leavenworth, WA in July. The pinwheels are three dimensional. I had always wanted to try out this technique and I really like how it turned out. The hard part was all the layers of fabric that come together at the center of the pinwheel. Each triangle has 4 layers plus the 4 squares so 16 layers of fabric make it really hard to get the seams to line up. A preschooler will not be picky and will love the bright, fun fabrics!
Once my five items are made for the Dulaan project I plan to make some wool items for women and children in Afghanistan. Bev from Bev's Country Cottage has a new contact person in Afghanistan who will be delivering warm items there. I have finished reading a book called Meena about a women in Afghanistan who started the group RAWA. The book talks a lot about the plight of women and children there. I can not imagine what they must go through and my heart breaks for them!