Today is November 28th, and I am wearing Corinne! Approximately 43,220 stitches are all knit, all the ends are woven in, the buttons are sewn on, it is as done as done can be. And I think I love it.
This is a new experience for me. It’s the only sweater I’ve ever knit for myself that I could actually wear in the end. And I think I’ll be wearing this one a lot.
And my favorite part? The buttons. They are vintage black and white photos of Judy Garland from The Wizard of Oz. I am so over the rainbow.
In other news…
We gave the Community Blanket to its raffle winner and the cash to New Hope For Women today.
That’s Barbara Sagat-Stover, from New Hope For Women, on the left with a big wad of money from all our wonderful raffle ticket buyers. And that’s Andy Vaughan, the raffle winner, on the right with the Community Blanket knit by our wonderful OTR knitters.
This November has been “Thanks for Giving” month and I am deeply pleased to report that we have gathered and given away… (cue the music)
300 cookies, 6 gallons of cider, 1 overflowing barrel of non-perishable food, 30 kid size hats, 26 pairs of mittens, 25 wooly scarves, Fiiiive Hundred Buuuuuks, 15 winter coats, 6 pairs of snow pants, 54 blanket squares for hurricane relief, 1 Community Blanket… (big finish) and a Paaartridge in a Peeeaaar Treeeee! I am overwhelmed by the generosity of spirit and enthusiastic community mindedness of our OTR folks. You all amaze me and I am deeply, humbly grateful for your support.
I do love it when a plan comes together. And I love it even more when a project comes to fruition and it’s just as wonderful as I imagined it would be.