You know how every now and again you stumble upon something that
just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and plants that
biggest of cheshire cat grins upon your face? You know, like when a
friend's baby laughs back at you (but not at them)? Well imagine
how we felt when this photo arrived in Fruit Towers.
It came from Wendy Millett of the Knit and Natterers in Devon.
Every Thursday they get together to do exactly what their name
suggests, with a range of volunteers involved. So far they've made
over 9,000 hats this year (as pictured with them), which is more
than 1% of our entire target. This is an increidble group
But hats and knitters come in all different shapes and numbers,
and every contribution is needed to help us reach our target of
800,000 hats. We've received hats from all over the country, be it
just one or two from individual knitters, or well over 100 from a
family. Below is a contribution of various hats from Pat, one of
our regular knitters.
We've also heard from Donna in Massachusetts who is holding a
knit-in next week with her friends and family, where even her 10
year-old daughter has picked up her needles to support our
Thanks to all you knitters across the country and the world.
We've been amazed by the response so far, but we still need more
hats. Remember, the deadline's not until October
Keep on knitting.