[10:26am, EST, ETA: Over $600!]
Huzzah! You people rock! Since I announced my charity raffle, and since Mac Daniel wrote about it in yesterday's Boston Globe readers have donated almost $600 to Rosie's Place. Six. Hundred. Dollars. That's incredible! Dare I set a goal of $1,000 by next Friday?
A few local bloggers also posted about my raffle, and for that I am very thankful. I myself am always a little ho-hum when someone says "Hey, post this on your blog." It's my blog sweetie, and I'm gonna post what I wanna. But these bloggers took my request to heart. Thanks guys! (Guys, right? Men write each of these blogs, no? If I'm wrong, I know that some kind reader will let me know.)
Haven't donated yet? You still have a chance. Not only will you be entered into my raffle for a (custom made) pair of the Amazing CharlieCard Mittens, you might also win one of two amazing shawl pins. Leslie Wind and Chris at Scotts Mountain Crafts have both generously donated examples of their handmade shawl pins. And, really, what could be better on a cold windy day like today than snuggling up in your handknit shawl and securing it with a work of art? Nothing, that's what. I'm touched by your generosity ladies, really and truly touched.
Meanwhile, progress on Shannon's sweater continues, although it has been minimal this week. Not a soul recognized me on the Orange Line yesterday (and thank goodness--I do need my knitting time) so I knit in peace. Pictures and an update tomorrow.