289 hats in 12 short weeks

It was remarkable... Before we even arrived at our March 2016 meet-up, we had collected 268 hats for the year. That's more than half what we gathered for all of last year! You volunteers have been busy for these past three months. Give yourselves a giant pat on the back!

Another 21 items came in at our monthly meet-up, bringing our overall total to 2,441 over the past 3 years.

Yep. I'm speechless!

We have been fortunate to have been given a great deal of yarn recently, and so our volunteers traipsed out to Amy's car to go through it. There was simply too much to bring inside Silverwood's coffee shop! The ladies agreed it was so hard to pick which yarn to take home as there was so much good stuff. They left with full arms!

We were delighted to welcome three new members to our group -- and one happened to be Linda's neighbor, Janine! Two were pulled in by the article that appeared last week in the Fridley newspaper. (Click here for link.) The power of the press! Linda was surprised to see the newspaper clipping with her photo in it!

 Linda learned two new stitches -- and put them to good use! One works wonderfully to strengthen a hat brim, and the other is just a fun bobble!

And Tesha put ears - or dinosaur spikes - on everything!


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