Wednesday, February 25, 2009



These absolutely adorable booties, made from handspun, arrived yesterday from Leslie for the Botswana project. Thank you!! You still have time to contribute. Our deadline is March 13th, and there will be yarny prizes!! Get in touch if you would like to mail in a few warm, handknit items for the kids.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Circle of Hats

Check out these adorable hats! They came from Otiva in the UK. She and her mum knit up these nine hats for the Botswana project.


You still have time to send me your own contributions to the project. Our deadline is March 13th, and every participant will be entered to win free yarn!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Three by Three

Another day, another package!! This time, the goodies came from Blizzy.

Three scarves . . .

Three hats . . .

Three fish toys, and a bag!

Thank you for these beautiful gifts, Blizzy! And remember everyone, there will be at least three prizes for contributors (selected at random). The deadline is March 13th!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Long Way 'Round (with prizes!)

cross-posted to my blog and the Swatchy blog

By now, you know all about the Botswana Project and that our next collection deadline is March 13th. My doctor personally carries all donated items to Botswana for distribution to children in need. So many generous knitters and crocheters have contributed items, including friend magnusmog.

How much do I love getting packages addressed this way!

Magnusmog lives in Scotland (lucky!), so her hand-knits are taking the long way round to Botswana via my house in the United States. She sent me two scarves and 6 hats for the kids!


It seems to me that since all of you have been so generous in your support of this project, I would return the favor. Everyone who sends me items for these children will be entered to win a prize from my own stash! I won't tell you exactly what yarn (because I haven't quite decided yet), but I will give at least three - count 'em, three! - yarny prizes to three of you (selected with a random generator thingy by Mr. Tumblyday).

What do you need to do to enter? Send me one or more hand-knit or hand-crocheted warm item, sized for children. You can email me for an address. The deadline is March 13th, and the prizes will be announced on March 16th.