Sunday, March 23, 2008
Mittnz 2008 Roolz
LizzieK8 has very kindly made this buttin for this years' Mittnz Challenge for Cheyenne River Reservation.
The Roolz are simple:
1) Make. Knit, crochet, sew (yes, fleece counts!) and buy.
2) Document. Send me photos of the ones you hand make that I can post to this blog to inspire us all ( email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
If I see pictures from you of at least 8 pairs, you will be entered into the prize draw for one of 8 fabulous prizes.
3) Mail. Mittnz are to be mailed to Cheyenne River Reservation (CRYP P.O. Box 410, Eagle Butte, SD 57625) during the last week in September so that the Youth Project (the YP in the address) is blitzed with hand covers the first week in October when the weather starts its evil descent into winter.
Last year, during the blitz we managed to make and buy 405 pairs that were sent to South Dakota to warm hands there. That was about 60% of all the Mittnz mailed in 2007.
I would dearly love to see 1000 pairs of hands warmed in 2008 which means that Mittnz 2008 needs to generate 600 pairs!
Interpretation of the Roolz: Handcovers need to be warm. And since little kids tend to prefer brighter colors, the small ones should be less conservative than the big ones. They need to fit human hands! Any size. Any color. Mittens, gloves, wristers, fingerless, thumbless. Beyond that, let's not "overthink" this project.
I will post all photos. If you wantt o send me a picture each time you finish a pair, great. Want to wait until you have completed the challenge (8 pairs), fine too. Include the ones you bought if you are so inclined. Send photos! They inspire us all.
History: It started as a Personal Challenge to me to knit X pairs of mittens because I HATED (still do) the fiddly nature of them. Those thumbs! and there are TWO of them, for lord's sake.
Once I announced that I was challenging myself, other members of NAS ::coff:: Mariella ::coff:: Anami ::coff:: one or more of the Debbies ::coff:: jumped on the bandwagon.
I think there was one prize that first year. Last year, there were 7! And this year, I have already received offers/pledges of 2 prizes (including a copy of Morehouse Farms Merino Knits which I would covet if I didn't already own it!). I will make up the difference between what is donated and a total of 8. This project is THAT IMPORTANT to me.
So, are you in? Little kids right here in the Good Ol' U S of A are cold!
I thought I was the only one. . . . I actually prefer making socks and mittens to hats, but I have had as high as a dozen pair sitting to the side waiting for those miserable thumbs. And honestly, how hard is 2-1/2 inches of rows 16 stitches each? Geesh.
Wool and other natural, non-superwash fibers are OK, correct? I know that some appeals request machine-washable fibers only, so I thought I'd ask.
I think this is wonderful. I never knitted mittens before but am pretty good at socks so can't be that much more difficult, right? Right!I'm in.Post a Comment