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Yarn winners, catching up

I used random.org to choose winners for the two blog anniversary yarns: Leah Robertson is the winner of the Knitted Wit Silky ‘n’ Single, and Laura K is the winner of the Three Fates Eponymous Sock. Congratulations, ladies! I’ve emailed them both, and will be sending out yarn this week. Happy fifth anniversary to me!

I finished a third hat for Jackapalooza at knit nite last week. Cathy brought a bunch to knit nite; Jack’s logo is being added to each hat. Jackapalooza is this coming Friday, and Cathy has 74 hats for the event so far. More are still coming in. I hope all the hats sell, both to support the family, and to let them know that they are embraced by the love of knitters, even knitters that they don’t know. Knitters are the nicest people…


I popped in to see the Cooperative Press trunk show at Pearl Fiber Arts last Tuesday. I re-met Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press, saw some Theressa Silver’s lovely hats from her new book Hat Couture, and saw a trunk full of goodies from Alex Tinsley’s upcoming Doomsday Knits. Alex was in town for the book’s photoshoot, and was serendipitously available for the trunk show party. I’m so excited about Doomsday; I have a design in it, and seeing the rest of the collection was awe-inspiring. I want to knit it all!

Alex, me, Daniel Yuhas, Lee Meredith. Fun to hang out with local designers! There were many more that evening, but I was actually out with a birthday group, so I couldn’t stay long.

Busy, busy, busy! But it’s all good.

What are you knitting?

Knitters helping knitters


My knit group buddy Cathy put up the knitters’ Bat Signal last week, asking for help on a project. Her young friend Jack, age 9, is in treatment for cancer. His family’s community in Ashland is having a benefit concert, raffle, and silent auction to raise funds to help with his medical expenses. Cathy is knitting hats for the silent auction, and hopes many knitters will knit along.

My friend Trish Dorr was my son Brendan’s all time favorite teacher. I adore her! She has two beautiful children, Jack and Alex. Right now, Jack is fighting cancer and he needs our help. I decided one way to help was to enlist the help of the most generous and loving people I know, knitters!!!! So grab your needles & some yarn and let’s get busy.

Any knit (or crochet) hat is welcome. Cathy has obtained permission from Purl Bee to use their Thank You Hats pattern, if you would like a pattern to follow.

Cathy will take them to Ashland, and Jack’s label (designed by Jack) will be added for Jackapalooza.


Please send your completed hat by April 15 to:
Cathy Woodcock
c/o Lantern Moon
7911 NE 33rd Drive Suite 140
Portland, OR 97211

If you can’t knit a hat, but would like to donate, you can do so here.

We had knit nite here on Monday, and are slowly amassing a pile of hats. Jack’s mom Trish is in town with Jack and she came to knit nite, too. She is a lovely and gracious person, and she is knitting hats, too. Hats knit up very quickly; I’m almost done with my second one. Won’t you join us?