In January, Freba inspired us to kick off our first community project of 2010. We wanted to support the Central Asia Institute in Montana with this project. Thanks to our wonderful community of knitters My Sister Knits has risen $200 for CAI.
The talents of 33 knitters were pulled together to create three (2 adult and 1 child size), Four Seasons Manos del Uruguay throws (Ravelry) designed by Judith Shangold. Each knitter chose from a pre-selected palette of yarn colors and one of the squares from Shangold’s pattern to knit. They donated not only their time, but the cost of the yarn which was discounted 30% for participants. Tickets to win the three blankets were then sold through March 31st.
The drawing for the blankets took place at the shop this morning and we are pleased to announce that Jeanne Fangman, Francis Gaebler and Diane Field were the winners! Congratulations!
For those unfamiliar with CAI, it was founded by Greg Mortenson the author of Three Cups of Tea and founder of Pennies for Peace. The Central Asia Institute is dedicated to building schools for girls in the remote villages of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mortenson believes that “if you educate a girl you educate the entire village.”
Thank you to all of those who donated their knitting talents and who purchased raffle tickets! We couldn’t have donated this money to CAI without your support!