Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Fix Is In!

Final totals on the Mitten Challenge: 6 in 2006 have been tabulated.

Folks who responded contributed an amazing 534 warm woolies to the Cheyenne River Reservation!

That includes 311 pairs of handmade mittens, 3 pairs of fingerless mitts/wristers, 82 pairs of purchased mittens, 5 pairs of purchased gloves, 1 pair of handmade gloves and 132 other warm woolies ranging from socks and baby booties to hats and sweaters.

Thank you to all who participated!

And now for what you've all been waiting for! The Other Half helped me to set up a Random Number generator that did the actual selection; I refuse to be held responsible.

Winners were: Debbie in the SF Bay area --2 balls of Cervinia Oslo, a wonderful homespun-y wool blend, Mona--5 balls of Lion Brand Kool Wool, Sue K--two balls of self-striping sock yarn, suitable for socks or mittens. These winners are also members of Native American Support group, so they mailed their mittens directly to Cheyenne River.

From among my loyal readers who are not (yet) members of NAS--Lisa I (hers are shown on the 9/22/06 entry)--the Beautiful Knitting Patterns book and Jennifer (see 10/1/06)--two balls of self-striping sock yarn.

Squishies will be in the mail this week.

Anyone who would still like to make mittens for the 600+ children that receive services at the Billy Mills Youth Center can mail them directly to the Reservation:

Cheyenne River Youth Project
P.O. Box 410
Eagle Butte, SD 57625

CRYP is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax-deductible.
Great job from all involved; how wonderful to know that many warm items will be in the hands of kids on the reservation this winter!
I'm very excited to have won 2 skeins of sock yarn. I am thinking of donating these skeins as a prize at Franklin's Dulaan 2007 Potluck and Knit-In. I live in the Chicago area and will be attending the festivities.
534? Holy Moley. Congratulations!
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