Wednesday, September 3, 2008

184 and counting

We just opened all of the boxes, envelopes, and packages that have arrived for Nest. There are, as of today, 184 items! There are baby blankets, a beautiful shawl, a pair of socks, fingerless mitts, mittens, scarves, and cowls. And, of course, 121 hats.

I will continue to check the mailbox daily. In truth, we have no desire to end the project. The p.o. box will remain open. I spoke today with our contacts in Ft. Kent, Maine. (Hello Laura and Linda!) As soon as I know the final details for distribution, I will let you know.

Thank you, knitters, weavers, and crocheters. We have enjoyed your letters and have been touched by your kind wishes. Your contributions will help warm so many hands, heads, and hearts this winter.



maltagirl said...

I have 10 more hats to add to your numbers. boy sounds like a lot of hats. I am sure someone can use them though! this was such a lovely idea. thank you for putting it together.

SouleMama said...

Yes, yes...another count in one week? I have some to add too!

This is so beautiful, Jean. Truly amazing - thank you, thank you for making this happen!!!

Nest said...

10 more hats! Thank you, maltagirl! I assure you, there is plenty of need. And you, soulemama. So many notes mentioned seeing the project on your blog. :)

Another count in a week, for sure.

Kathy said...

So glad this is still open! We want to mail you a few warm home-mades from Washington state. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful project.

Anonymous said...

oh good! I'm a beginner crochet-er and ending up moving over the deadline. So I'm relieved to hear of the extended deadline!!
Thanks so much for doing this.

RLM said...

So glad the deadline is still open, I'll be sending a box your way either tomorrow or Friday.

Anonymous said...

well then, if you're still accepting items, i've got some stuff that i can make up and send.

question ... i make these random yarn vertical stripe scarves. the yarn isn't all wool, but they'd be a great, colorful addition to any woman's wardrobe and will definitely help keep the winter chill at bay. can i send some of those along too?

feel free to e-mail me at robynDOTcharlesATgmailDOTcom and let me know whenever you get a chance!