Last month on the 26th July, Morehouse Farm began their knit along of the Harriet’s Hat, and Harriet’s Headband patterns. They’ve been running helpful tutorials on their facebook group here – Harriet’s Hat Knit Along.
For many it has been an opportunity to try Fair Isle knitting for the first time, while for others it has been helpful in learning new techniques while supporting our cause. Whatever the reason so many have joined in, it’s certainly been a great boost in our pattern sales though we can’t be sure exactly how many.
However that’s not the only boost Erin and her team at Morehouse Farm have given to our fundraising efforts. Throughout July, they were also offering a discount on yarn packs for the event, and also donating $1 for every skein sold. We now know that the total raised through this alone came to $673 which is fantastic.
We’ve had quite a few donations from outwith the UK now, and while the internet is great for sharing how grateful we truly are, it’s always a shame we can’t say thank you in person.
On this occasion, one of the Morehouse Farm flock, Suzanne, happens to be visiting Shetland next month. Although she has a very busy schedule, she’s going to meet us to present a cheque for the amount raised from Merino wool sales. We’re obviously delighted to be able to say thank ewe to one of Erin’s team and are looking forward to it.
In talking with Erin, it’s been heartwarming to see how passionate she is about supporting us, and we know that even when the knit along officially ends later this month she’ll still be getting our message out any way she can.
It truly is incredible how much support we’ve had from the knitting community both near and far. Thank you!