Ta-Da!

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.

Written by mim

mim

6 Responses to “Ta-Da!”

  1. Robin says:

    I love, love, love it!! That may go on my after Christmas gotta make list. It is lovely and since I collect everything Oz I must get the same buttons!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    This is ALL AWESOME!!! Wahoooooo!

  3. Karol linton says:

    Can the “summer” customers get in on the good deeds? Love what you’ve done

  4. Steva says:

    I am proud to be a shopper and supporter of OTR. You all are wonderful professionally and personally. The store is gorgeous with all the luscious yarn and supplies. Whenever I walk into the store a smile happens. thank you.

    Happy Holidays!

  5. You folks are the best! New Hope for Women is so grateful to be the beneficiary of your generosity! Your efforts on our behalf will make a difference in the lives of many families this year. Thank you Mim, and everyone at Rainbow Yarn!

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