My plan is to knit one item for auction each month, I'll tell you what worthy cause we're going to support each month and then keep you posted from start to finish of the project. While I'm knitting, you can dream about how much you'll love your new hand-knitted hat/socks/mitts/shawl/whatever that arrives at your house when you make the winning bid!
Take a look at this lovely ball of 100% handspun and hand-dyed wool in really nice shades of gold.
Now envision how this yarn will look once it's knitted into a "Foliage Hat" shown below. Foliage Hat - designed by Emilee Mooney (free pattern can be found at Knitting Pattern Central)
This month, the worthy cause I have selected as the beneficiary will be Kristy's Hat Quest (click on the link to learn more). Here's a picture from her blog showing some of the children at one of the orphanage facilities in Rivne.
Kristy's original goal (back in May) was to deliver 300 hats to the orphans, but she has already received 688 hand-knitted hats that she will be taking to the Ukraine later this month. What an overwhelming response! In addition to hats, people also knitted and sent her mittens, socks, and scarves. Now her concern is how much it's going to cost to ship the huge suitcases of all these knitted things over to the Ukraine. And that's where this blog comes in. Whatever amount I raise from the auction of the hand-knitted hat shown above, I will be sending to Kristy to help defray her expenses. So stay tuned, think about how that Foliage Hat will work for you or as a gift for someone special, and get ready to bid later this week. (I'm starting the hat after supper tonight and you all know I'm a pretty fast knitter!)