We asked and knitters responded! Read on for an update on the fruits of the labor of Knitting for Charity readers
Today is August 1, and as our original deadline for the Hats for Haitian Babies campaign was the end of July, I thought I’d provide a recap for everyone who may have wondered how our collection went. First, if you’d like a refresher of what Hats for Haitian Babies was all about, take a look at the original post here.
Second, let’s not waste time and go directly to the totals! Love a Child has received 210 hats, 7 sweaters, 36 blankets, and even 2 onesies! How fantastic is that?
Finally, I’d like to individually thank everyone who wrote to me to let me know they’d sent items to Love a Child. So thank you so much: Sue, Laura, Kathleen, Holly, Yvonne, Jeannette, Diane, Jane, Janice, Phyllis, Helen, Sharen, Martha, Mary Sue (and friends), and last but not least, Patty Webster and a friend of her sister. Thank you, one and all!
(If you sent in items, and your name isn’t listed here, please let me know. I tried my best to gather names and totals from all the e-mails, Facebook responses, and blog comments I’ve received, but it is entirely possible I missed someone!)
Now that we have names and numbers, I want to get to the best part: the photos! We received a bunch of delightful photos of the beautiful things sent. While some of them have been published in the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter, others haven’t. And who doesn’t want to see all the loveliness in one place?
Photos of Hats for Haitian Babies
These photos are presented in alphabetical order by the name of the person who sent them.
Holly’s hats & sweaters
Martha’s hats & blanket
Mary Sue’s hats
Aren’t they beautiful? What talented knitters read the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter and Knitting for Charity.
Saving the Best for Last
I’ve saved the best part of this article for last. Knowing that the deadline was approaching, I asked Patty if she thought we should keep going. She responded that Love a Child “really appreciate the hats and I would love it if you could keep it going.”
I say, let’s keep going! If you’ve enjoyed making hats, sweaters, and/or blankets for Hats for Haitian Babies, by all means keep it up! If you really wanted to participate but didn’t have time last go-round, you can hop in at any time. The need, sadly, never goes away, but we can do our part to help in this very important way.
So if you’d like to keep participating, or maybe participate for the first time, here’s your chance. Be sure to check the original article for a refresher on guidelines; the mailing address is listed there as well. Patty will be returning to Haiti in October, so you might want to try to get your donations in to Love a Child before then.
And if you would continue to send me your totals and any photos you take, that would be fantastic, too! That way I can periodically continue to provide updates so we can all see the great things happening through this project.
Thank you, again, all knitters who have participated. I can’t wait to see what you do with Hats for Haitian Babies next!