June 08, 2006
Spin Out: The Verklempt Files
Yesterday I received this email from Josie:
Love your blog and the organization Heifer International. I am happy to say that on behalf of the second grade class at Anansi Charter School in Taos, New Mexico, I have donated $100.00 towards a knitting basket. I taught the entire 2nd grade to knit this year (12 boys, 4 girls) and they loved it. Here is the blanket that they knitted and which I assembled. We raffled the blanket to raise money for them to paint a sign for school and to do a ropes course at the end of the year with the balance going for the knitting basket. They were very proud of their accomplishment ( and I was too!) Thanks for this fundraiser--you're doing good work!
Go ahead. Grab your tissues. I'll still be here. HONK. SNORT. There. That's better. Never, in my widlest dreams, did I think I'd get emails like this. THANK YOU JOSIE! THANK YOU KIDS! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT!
PS - Besides THE WHEEL(!!!!!), we've had a couple more prize donations: Susan from Spinning Bunny has donated 16 ounces of hand dyed targhee in any of her colorways - winner's choice - and 2 skeins of 50% superwash merino 50% tencel sock yarn in any of her colorways - winner's choice. And Roxy from Roxy Yarns is sending us Serendipity Knitting Needles and Interlacements yarn. THANK YOU SUSAN AND ROXY!
Posted by Cara at June 8, 2006 08:58 AM
Topics: Spin On Spin In Spin Out
What a beautiful blanket. Those kids did a fantastic job. :)
Posted by: Samantha at June 8, 2006 09:25 AM
OK OK! I keep putting this off...Gotta get me some animals to call my own. Just think if THEY could comment on your blog!
Posted by: Carol at June 8, 2006 10:09 AM
My heart hurts from how sweet that blanket is! I love to hear about little kids knitting. Thanks, Cara, for organizing such a great charity event!
Posted by: Kristina at June 8, 2006 10:40 AM
Sniffle, sniffle. That is beyond fantastic.
Posted by: Stephanie at June 8, 2006 10:50 AM
Wow. Those kids. Wow. Hard enough to explain laughing our loud at work, but sniffling over a blanket. I blamed my allergies.
Posted by: Sandra at June 8, 2006 11:36 AM
now that's awesome!! Hand me the kleenex!
so to go back to your about page, #108: I’ve pretty much succeeded at everything I’ve tried.
Yes, Cara, you have!! You F'in Rock.
Posted by: margaux at June 8, 2006 11:45 AM
pass the tissues! WOW - just wow!
Posted by: Sheryl at June 8, 2006 12:25 PM
Awww, hon. That's so awesome. Be proud, you've started another good thing here.
Posted by: Carole at June 8, 2006 01:43 PM
sniff! what a great email. they rock and so do you! and i wish i had learned to knit in second grade...
Posted by: michelle at June 8, 2006 02:36 PM
What a wonderful opportunity Josie has given her class! They must be flying high: helping people AND knitting. You give people a chance to do something good and they just come out of the woodwork. Way to go, Cara!
Posted by: Sonya at June 8, 2006 03:40 PM
Aw, that's so cool. What a great blanket! What a bunch of great kids!! What a neat teacher!! Yeah, I guess "verklempt" is the word to use.
Wouldn't it be cool if they won the wheel and then Josie could raise classrooms of knitters AND spinners! ; )
Posted by: Vicki at June 8, 2006 03:48 PM
That must make all your efforts seem effortless. That was a wonderful letter to read. Thanks for sharing. Won't be in town on the 24th, but I wish you great weather!
Posted by: Jennifer at June 8, 2006 03:49 PM
Wow - I bet you never thought this would spin so nearly out of control, huh?
Posted by: trek at June 8, 2006 04:03 PM
This is all so amazing!
Posted by: Scribbles & Bits at June 8, 2006 04:27 PM
the wave-y blanket "sends me!"
Posted by: carolyn m at June 8, 2006 04:33 PM
Oy! Plotszen und verklempt!
Posted by: Madame de Farge at June 8, 2006 05:13 PM
Amazing what one person can set in motion, huh?
Posted by: Chris at June 8, 2006 05:27 PM
Posted by: Beverly at June 8, 2006 06:08 PM
Wow. So cool.
Posted by: Kathleen at June 8, 2006 06:24 PM
OMG! How freaking cool is that? Plus, that's one of the cutest blankets ever. I love it!
Posted by: Nonnahs at June 8, 2006 06:28 PM
That is just *awesome*!!! How wonderful. And that blanket really is fabulous!
I owe you an e-mail about the podcast. Sudden trip to London has turned my life upside down temporarily! (But in a good way, because if I can't go to that fabulous island resort that you visited, a trip to London is a great thing!)
Posted by: Christine at June 8, 2006 10:34 PM
The kids have amazing color sense! Great work with the fundraiser! BTW your blog is wonderful.
Posted by: hege at June 9, 2006 09:21 AM
that blanket is BEAUTIFUL! who ever got that for 100$ got a great deal! everytime you update i get so excited to see what happened with this!! :D
Posted by: tammy at June 9, 2006 12:05 PM
How cute is that blanket??? And you, my dear, are becoming SUCH an inspiration! Don't get spooky on me, now...
Posted by: flair at June 9, 2006 03:39 PM
What an awesome blanket! Isn't that great that 12 boys learned how to knit!!!!! Woot!!!!!
Posted by: christine at June 14, 2006 12:42 PM