Some of you may already know about the MRI Maakers which was started by my mum Harriet to raise funds for a local MRI Scanner. We have none here locally so must travel either by plane or overnight ferry to the UK mainland, which is quite an ordeal for some in itself in poor weather, let alone when you're in poor health and pain.
Her efforts have been met with an outstanding amount of support from all around the world, indeed I've seen a topic here recently discussing the Fair Isle designed hat pattern, which has no raised almost £9000 in just one month. But it's not only the kind donations and pattern purchases that have been breathtaking, it's the real human support offered from many thousands of miles away. Which leads me to the KAL I'm here about.
We were contacted by Kathy at the Minnesota Knitters Guild who wanted to start a Harriet's Hat KAL. They have the details here on their website - https://www.knitters.org/who-are-we/blog/2019/05/28/harriet-s-hat-kal
Basically, anyone who wants to participate is being asked to buy the Harriet's Hat Pattern
, and the cast on date is 8th June (to coincide with Worldwide Knit In Public Day). But they've also arranged for some prize draws (for cast on pics, and finished hat pics) posted on the Ravelry page they've set up here - https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/minnesota-knitters-guild/3923573/76-100
. To be in the cast on prize draw, your cast on picture needs to be posted on that thread by the 15th, and for the completed hat draw by the 20th.
You need to be logged in to Ravelry, but to enable more accessible sharing of the event, we jointly have an event set up on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/439898483408978/
We'd love to have as many people join in from as many countries as possible, so I'd be grateful if you could promote this wherever you see fit. I know this is last minute, but it's been so hectic since this all started off, and replying to individual messages/comments has be overwhelming at times.
Thanks in advance for your help and support, and also your interest in the earlier thread about the hat. Truly humbled.