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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Machine Knit Norwegian Mitten Quest
Last night at the guild meeting there was a huge participation in the mitten/hat/scarf challenge. There were some good ones and some interesting ones and some freakishly odd ones. Getting a good looking mitten isn't so easy. The freakishly odd ones gave us a good laugh. Something we evidently needed while the wind howled outside and the temps were way below zero fahrenheit. The guild members rose to the challenge and knit mittens for the Hennepin County Burn Center this month. I think there were about 30 pairs to donate. (They go on top of bandages so need to be extra roomy.) Mary Ann, our charity chairperson, had a final total for 2013. There were 1100+ items donated to local charities. I believe that's a record for us and given this winter's personality, they'll be used.
It's actually above zero today AND the sun is shining, an unusual combination for us. Woo Hoo. Tomorrow it's back to the deep freeze. More knitting on the way.