I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
I often smile when I read about your selfish knitting, and how you sometimes just want to keep an accessory or garment for yourself. Typically, these posts are just one among many others that are about unselfish knitting -- you know, the knitting that you do as gifts or donations. I am repeatedly reminded of the huge hearts and generous spirits of fellow knitters and am amazed at the time, energy, and, yes, money, that goes into the WIPs and FOs that you knit for good.
When I kicked off the Miranda Hat Charity KAL in June, I couldn't have predicted the warmth of spirit and dedication of so many knitters. The variety of colors and yarns was incredible!
This KAL was truly a community effort and one which reminded me that people are more generous than not. Lately, I've read that the world tends to focus on the bad things that people do and it was nice to be reminded daily of the nice things as well so to everyone who has knit a Miranda Hat, thank you, thank you, thank you!
As promised, there is a grand prize winner for the knitter who knit the most Miranda Hats during the three month knitalong. Congratulations to Darlene who knit a record 19 Miranda Hats -- go to her projects page on Ravelry to see her magnificient collection. Thanks to Julie Crawford and Tanis Lavallee for donating their gorgeous Stella Collection as the grand prize.
Please keep knitting Miranda Hats for charity even though the KAL is over and consider joining our KAL group as we'll be doing more knitting for good throughout the year!