Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Already?

I can't believe how fast the summer is flying by.  When I first wrote about the summer campaign for hats, I had imagined myself knitting hats everywhere I went.  They are such a portable project that I knew they would be flying off my needles!  So far, it hasn't worked out that way.  Even though I have knitted for a long time and completed a lot of projects, I have two ways of thinking that work against me.  I always over estimate the amount of time I will have to knit and grossly under estimate the amount of time it will take to complete a project.  Maybe I'm just an optimist!

So keeping that in mind, I am sure that I will complete at least two hats in the month of July (I have not completed any this summer).  Do you think I can do it?

June Winners

The two winners of the Madeline Tosh skeins are Hila from New York and Sharon from South Carolina.  Congratulations to both of them!

July Prizes

We have two prizes for July.

The first prize is a lovely knitted bag that you can use either as a purse or to carry your knitting projects.  Inside the bag is a pair of little scissors called puppy snips that look like a dog attached to a small chain.  They are great to carry along with any project.

The second prize is a knit light.  I have heard that they are really handy when you want to knit but are in a situation with poor lighting.  Maybe if I had one, I could knit under the blankets late at night?  or on a plane when my overhead light doesn't work?  or during a thunderstorm when we lose power?  You get the idea.  Sorry about the poor quality of the picture.

Our goal is to receive another 210 hats by the end of August!  I hope we make good progress towards that goal this month.  Thank you to everyone who is participating and check back on August 1st to see who the winners are for July and what our August prizes will be.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

May Winner

Congratulations to Debbie of New York who is the May winner of the knitting options box!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Announcing........... our June Prizes!

This month there are two.  They are beautiful skeins of Madeline Tosh Vintage yarn.  They are superwash merino wool and worsted weight.  They are beautiful colors and lovely to knit with.

The colorway of the first one is called lichen.

The second is called duchess.

You could win one of these skeins of yarn!  All you need to do is knit a hat for a sailor using 100% washable wool with the color and design of your choosing and send it to me so that I receive it between June 1st and June 30th, 2011.  Each hat you knit and we receive gives you one chance at winning one of the skeins.

Our goal is to receive at least 250 hats by August 31, 2011.  We are off to a slow start, so I think it is going to be an ambitious goal.  So keep knitting the gorgeous hats for sailors, mail them in and encourage your friends to do the same.  There are so many of you out there, I know we can reach our goal!

Any questions or if you need the address to mail them, just email us at

I am still trying to reach the winner of our May prize and will let you know who it as as soon as I hear back.

Check back on July 1st to see what our July prizes will be!