Thursday, May 17, 2007


I've been calling up the participating schools, trying to arrange to collect the mitten totes and leftover mittens, and get them ready for next year. I figured that it was just a simple task but I hadn't counted on how happy it would make me feel.

One of the schools' administrators commented that "it (the mittens project) was well received", to the point that there were no mittens left in the tote. Now that was music to my ears! One of their teachers wants to start a knitting group, too - using my pattern!I didn't have the heart to tell her that it's locked in my head. Suppose I'll have to write it out now ;)
And to make things even better, they want to participate again next year!

Never let anyone tell you that it costs money to make a difference. It doesn't cost a cent (but the feeling it gives you is invaluable)


Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you!

Bumbershootska said...

not as proud as I am of you, oh anonymous blogger (like I don't know who you are!)

Sara said...

What a wonderful project. Someday I will learn how to knit mittens and I'll be able to help. How much yarn do you need for a pair? I only do basic knitting, and usually have yarn left over.

Bumbershootska said...

Isn't it fun!?! Kids are so worth it and if they need a village to raise them, I guess that's us, right? It doesn't take much yarn - the small pairs take about 30 grams and the largest kids pairs take about 45-50 grams. What's nice is that mitts can be made from a whole bunch of colors so all the scraps get used! When I show you how to do socks, I'll show you the mittens 'basics' - you'll see - they're simple but very, very rewarding!