I want to be a Fairy Godmother

We just missed something important. In April, the Maine Cinderella Project  gave away over 150 dresses along with shoes, jewelry and accessories absolutely free to high school girls who are preparing for the prom. The Cinderella Project accepts donations of new or gently used formal wear year round. Then they clean, steam, press and mend until the clothing and accessories are beautiful and ready to be worn. On one magic day in the spring, they open their rented space in the Reny’s plaza in Belfast so girls can choose the perfect outfit to make them feel like a princess on their one magic night.

Proms are usually held in late May or early June. The evenings are often still cool to cold, and most of those dresses are pretty bare across the shoulders. What if each princess could include in her finery a hand knitted or crochet (or woven or nuno felted?) shawl, stole, shrug, capelet, or wrap of some kind? Could we get enough yarn donated so some of these girls could make their own? Or could we make enough pretty and warm wraps to send them to their proms warm and beautiful?

I’m sitting next to a pile of Universal Yarn’s Polaris, a light weight, tonal wool blend with embedded sequins. It is beautiful and would make a shawl fit for Cinderella. We also have Art Yarns shawl kits, and Louisa Harding-Grace Hand Beaded.  Very Yummy.  I can promise to knit up at least one before next season. Anyone else?

Written by mim


One Comment on “I want to be a Fairy Godmother

  1. I think this is such a beautiful idea! Maybe if I can figure out how to knit (and I’m sure I will with your brilliant guidance) I will be able to contribute too!

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