My husband and I have been making some trips to see my in-laws as they have been having some health problems. And I've been looking for a good knitting project to fill the travel time in the car: a small project, something with a pattern that's easy to memorize, and doesn't take too much attention or concentration.
I happened upon Wildcare's call for knitted nest on the Knitty blog. Wildcare is looking for knitted and felted nests for raising and feeding orphan birds. They need nests made in three different sizes, out of either wool, cotton, or acrylic yarn. The knitting pattern and all the particulars are on their website.
In addition to being a great travel project, I think these bird nests will be a wonderful way to use some of my leftover heavy worsted yarn from previous projects. A charitable project and a stashbuster - win, win!
If you want more information about the knitted nest project, please visit Wildcare's website.