Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Shh... I'm posting from work

Ok, so now the total is 845 hats as of last night. I opened 40 packages last night! Woohoo!

A few things:
1. an apology-- i'm trying to answer as many emails as I can, but I'm only human. Also, the lack of posting, honestly the scale of this endeavor is overwhelming... so, I'm sorry... all prize pics this weekend though!
2. Not just for Childrens' anymore. Ok, so we officially blown the number that Childrens' will accept (they are volunteer-limited, so if anyone is looking for a volunteer opportunity in Boston, call them)... so, we (the royal we here: me and PC) have decided to share the wealth:

MGH Hospital for Children
Childrens' Hospital Boston
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Home for Little Wanderers
Hasbro Childrens' Hospital (Rhode Island)
Franciscan Hospital for Children

Oh, and if you can't get your hats here by TOMORROW (I know the snow will get some here by Friday, but tomorrow is the contest deadline!)... then send an email to Margaret (MargaretGraceMills AT gmail DOT com)-- she's in Tacoma and will collect up until April 1 for the Seattle Childrens' hospital.

So, we have prizes, prizes and more prizes: sweater kit (no, really!), anemoi mitten kits, knitspot patterns, sock yarn, shawl pins, and more: needles, accessories, candy....

Friday night: PC and I will be drawing names and packing up the prizes (yeah, exciting!)--- and they'll be mailed out over the next two weeks...

Thanks for playing!
:) Mini


  1. I won't tell if you won't tell I read at work;-) Wow, you did an awesome thing there girl! Good on you!

  2. Let me know if you need any help, I'll be down at Children's on and off for the next two weeks!

  3. Anonymous8:39 AM

    This really is amazing. You have done a great job. PC is quite the trooper to be helping out too.

  4. That is an amazing number of hats!
    Now several hospitals will benefit from your idea and organization. I for one am very happy to be among those that sent hats.

  5. Yay! I shipped hats to you on Saturday -- they said they should arrive today. Thanks for this great project!

  6. Anonymous10:17 AM

    845 - WOW! Fantastic!

  7. Maureen10:56 AM

    Since you haven't posted in a while, I figured it was because you were too busy with hats, so it was a good thing. Boy, was I right! I only wish I could see each and every Muppet Head in person.

    Am so glad the hats are going to kids at these other fine hospitals. We should be proud.

  8. WOW that's a lot of hats! I sent mine yesterday...I really hope it makes it by tomorrow!!! I'm in MA, so it should!

    *crosses fingers*

  9. Awesome number of hats! I had a heck of a time getting out to the post on time and only just managed to mail mine off today. They more than likely won't get there until next Thursday though. Canada Post is horrifically slow.

  10. You've done an awesome job! I can't wait to see all the yummy prizes that were sent in. Plus, if you can, get a pic of all the hats. You have to document this. You'll never forget it.

  11. Michelle2:12 PM

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeee...845! that is amazing..thank you for putting this together...

  12. How exciting! Great job, everyone!

  13. Wow. That is a lot of hats - way more hats than I hope ever need to be used. Amazing job, Mini!

    PS A picture of the mountain of fun fur that I envision in your living room would be a nice treat.

  14. mailed them, have confirmation code for you. one from each of us girls:-) tirzah has another on the needles, so since it won't get there in time , we have a lil girl here with leukemia we will give it to. tell PC that he is an awesome schlepper of boxes!

  15. I sent my hats on Saturday, I hope they make it in time! Congrats on this project, it's obviously been a huge success!

  16. 845! Where are you storing all those? Awesome project and you are so wonderful for hosting it!

  17. I mailed 14 hats to you yesterday. I'm crossing my fingers that they arrive on time!

  18. Wow! That is alot of hats! While I didn't get a hat knitted in time for the deadline, I did send you out a little hostess gift :-)

    What a wonderful thing it is that you have done!

  19. Heather9:57 AM

    Thank you for hosting this fun fur hat knit along. It was a big commitment on your part and what an accomplishment you've made! You've done a furrific job. ; - ) I like the list of hospitals you've chosen. How wonderful that our funtime knitting is overflowing. Let the fuzziness spread!


  20. I hope my hats arrived. I think I sent 6. I am glad we blew Children's away...nice to share with the others. Thanks for organizing this.


  21. How wonderful! The knitters of blogland are truly amazing.

  22. WOW!!! That's alot of hats! Thank you for arranging this project.

  23. Fantastic news - well done you! Anybody out there know of a similar project in the UK? My fingers and needles want to knit hats now!

  24. I just found your blog today, and might I say...HATS OFF TO YOU! sorry for the pun. I live in Southern California, but just a week ago was in Boston, visiting my youngest, a student at Boston U. While we were scooting around the area on our way to lunch...I got a chance to really see LOTS of your city! I wish I'd have found you earlier..I could have dropped off a few hats while I was up there. If you do this project again...I'll be sure to knit you a few. What a great idea! I've been sending my chemo caps to the kids/adults back home to the U of Michigan Oncology unit. With a daughter in Boston now, next year...count me in!
    Happy Knitting!