Saturday, June 18, 2005

Fresh Air Fund Contest

Now that I'm home, I can list the prizes that contributors to the Fresh Air Fund for Franklin have the chance of winning.

Prize List
For every multiple of $5 contributed, contributors will have a chance at winning one of the following prizes:

Dancing Feet Yarn1. Dancing Feet Sock Yarn - in colorway "Forest Floor" - 100% Fine Wool, 3 ounces, 600 yards From Joslyn's Fiber Farm

Knitting In America2. Knitting In America by Melanie Fallick

Chasing Rainbows Yarn3. Chasing Rainbows Merino/Tussah Sock Yarn - in colorway Sandlewood - 500 yards

DoublePointed Needles and Case4. DoublePointed set of 7" Surina Wood needles and cloth case

I will randomly select names and give the first person selected, the first choice in prizes, the second person selected, second choice, and so on.

So far, we've collected $372 toward sending Franklin to Rhinebeck. Only $128 more to go to reach the goal of $500. Thank you all again for your generosity.

Current Knitting
Just to give you an update, and to prove that I have, in fact, been doing some knitting, here's my progress on the Wool/Hemp Pullover.

I've finished the sleeve shaping for the front of the sweater, and as such, I'm working back and forth instead of in the round. It doesn't appear to have changed the color rhythm.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Charlotte asks, "I must have missed something ... who is Franklin?"

Franklin is a Chicago knitter who recently started commenting on my blog with interesting, witty comments. At a brief knitting meet-up with Selma, she and I agreed we liked him, and decided we should put together a Fresh Air Fund to bring him to Rhinebeck. Hopefully there will be equally as interesting folks in future years to continue this idea next year.