Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May donations

May was the last meeting of the year for the Madison Knitters' Guild and the last chance for donations for the annual Charity Knitting Challenge. Seventy five items were donated, in addition to 36 hats for mailing to Guatemala. This brings the annual total to 761, exceeding our goal by 50%. Charity knitters, give yourselves a pat on the back!

In addition to a pat on the back, a special door prize drawing was held for all those who brought charity items at the May meeting. Thank you to Judy Pruski for 10 sets of hand made stitch markers, to Blackberry Ridge for a beautiful vest kit with sheep on the pockets, to Gail for specially made knitting project bag and to the Guild for an autographed copy of the latest book by none other than the Yarn Harlot herself, Stephanie Pearl McFee.

The items collected at the May meeting were:
11 blankets (two chaild sized, 7 baby and 2 adult)
1 shawl
4 baby sweaters
24 baby hats
4 pair booties
1 pair adult socks
18 scarves
3 chemo hats
7 kids hats
2 adult hats
36 baby hats for Guatemala

These items will be saved for distribution in the fall, when the weather is warmer.

Cute premie hats and booties.

Stylish baby berets!!

Baby sweaters and jackets!
Lots of scarves, warm and frilly and fuzzy.

Hats, hats, hats.

Stuffed animals with hand knit clothing.
and more blankets.

And more blankets.

Thank you to everyone who participated! People in Dane County will be warm and cozy because of your efforts!

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