Friday, May 02, 2008

100 Baby Hats!

Ellen's contribution to Stitches From The Heart

Yesterday was the big Knitting Throwdown at RPA here in my office complex. We knit and/or crocheted 100 baby hats and 8 pairs of booties! Wow! This is an amazing accomplishment for less than 20 crafters. We had exactly one month to create hats and booties for donation to Stitches From The Heart. First Place: A $30 gift certificate to the SFTH Yarn Shop; Second Place: A SFTH tote bag; Third Place: A SFTH keychain. 2 points were given for each finished object (or pair of booties). Each crafter could also collect from 1-5 points for total creativity and quality. The judges were employees of RPA.
Considering I don't work at RPA and am an outsider, I was happy to participate and win Second Place. I donated 23 hats and received top marks in creativity and quality. The winner for the day was Joycelyn with close to (or over) 30 hats and a few pairs of booties. The organizer of the event, Judy came in third place. Everyone really put forth an effort into making their hats and booties highly stylish and fashionable. Stitches From The Heart will be ecstatic to receive this bounty.

Oh's MY BLOG, so my photo is highlighted with MY HATS!

Have a great weekend!



At 12:06 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm amazed at your creativity! I just love the monkey and alien hats! The baby fez is really fantastic. Congratulations!!!


At 12:37 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

OH MY GAWD!!!! I *love* the Monster's Inc.-esque one. Mike Warsawsky! Mike Warsawsky! (hopefully you saw the movie and I don't sound like a complete idiot.)

Any kid will be lucky to have an original Bloom creation. Congratulations on your 2nd place, but even better, for your donation of time and talent. :)

At 12:38 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellen, your hats are great! Not only am I impressed by how many you were able to finish in such a short time, but I am dazzled by the variety. The fez is truly inspired. Do you have patterns for all those or do you just make them up as you go along?
Again, great work!!!
Suzette Stambler
Los Angeles

At 3:47 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations. You know you are always First Place with us!!

Christine G.

At 4:07 PM PDT, Blogger Natalie said...

Your creativity and enthusiasm abounds. I love your work and all those babies will too.

At 5:00 PM PDT, Blogger carlita dee said...

Take that, Joycelyn! LOL.

100 hats? Nice work, everybody!

At 10:07 PM PDT, Blogger LINDA said...

Congrats, Ellen! Wow that is alot of creativity for one month. You should feel so proud to contribute to all those babies. Grand job!

At 4:51 PM PDT, Blogger Kath said...

Woohoo! That's fabulous! And I'm not surprised you got top marks for creativity! My fave is still the baby fez, but the monster hat is right behind it.

At 10:53 AM PDT, Blogger DarcyArtsy said...

Congratulations! Great work. I would love to wear each and everyone of them but my head is too fat. ;p

At 2:24 PM PDT, Blogger Madge said...

The fez! The martian! The monkey! Dude. You totally win Best in Show in my book. Congrats on placing second and winning another great tote.


At 6:52 AM PST, Anonymous supporting our soldiers overseas said...

Wow! They're all so cute. Love the baby fez!


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