The group Afghans for Afghans is having a campaign to gather hand knit baby socks and hats for distribution at the Malalai Women's Maternity Hospital in Kabul. They would like to send one year's worth of items to the hospital, which delivers an average of 85 babies per day. The deadline for the campaign is being extended into July so that more items can be collected. If you'd like to contribute, you can read about their requirements on their website. There is also an active friends of A4A group on Ravelry.
As my contribution, I've been clearing out small amounts of worsted weight stash by knitting Amber Ward's free pattern Ribbed Far-Away Baby Socks, a very quick project. The variegated pair was knit using another pattern.
In between the socks, I'm knitting and crocheting a few hats using the following patterns: Jennifer Jackson's Basic Newborn Hat, and Little Monkeys Crochet's Super Simple Newborn Beanie. I've lost track of the source for the ribbed hat pattern, but these were all free patterns available on Ravelry.
The thrift store buy of the week was this lidded basket for $3.
I've filled it with more odds and ends for baby socks and hats. It's being supervised by the resident yarn guardian, so robbers beware.