Thank you, Spikey, for the kind words. Your organizing power has really kept us all “together” this past year.
It is rather amazing to me that we’ve reached our First Anniversary as the Northeast Regional Knitting Group. We are stronger than ever! I did a little checking when I woke up early today and wanted to share these facts about our last year of knitting.
[B]32:[/B] The number of completed preemie Oddball Baby Blankets delivered to CHOP, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
[B]14:[/B] Preemie Oddball Baby Blankets currently in circulation (or on the needles).
[B]32:[/B] The number of completed worsted weight Oddball Baby Blankets delivered to the Pediatrics Unit of Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT.
[B]8:[/B] The number of recently completed worsted weight Oddball Baby Blankets ready for delivery the first week of August 2009.
[B]10:[/B] Worsted weight Oddball Baby Blankets currently in circulation (or on the needles).
[B]35:[/B] The number of participants who have volunteered to create our beautiful baby blankets.
Members of our Northeast Regional Group of Oddball Knitters have had some major, life-altering challenges this past year, including (un)employment, housing, health, caregiving an elder, and dealing with the stress of having a loved one in harm’s way (Iraq or Afghanistan). Through it all you have done your best to honor your commitment as an ‘Oddball’ knitter. That commitment is truly appreciated.
Good fortune to all of you, always…