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.



anne marie said...

VERY nice items!

thanks for the correction on the previous post, BTW. (wink wink)

magnusmog said...

I'm so glad they reached you:)

Vickie said...

Thanks for the reminder! For some reason (temporary dyslexia?) I thought the deadline was March 31 instead of march 13.

Devon said...

Hey Knittah! Do you take preemie sized items as well? I have some hats I've made from scrap yarn that I have been looking for a place to donate...

~Swatchy Prep

P.S. I owe you about a million posts! Plus I have a little surprise for you :) Don't get excited, it's not a big deal, but I like it. LOL!

Knittah said...

Devon - preemie hats are welcome! Just about everything is needed. Thank you!