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A Hat Fit for A Bronze Statue

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Oliva needs a hat

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We participated in a super fun project for Twinsfest.
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Local Twin Cities yarn shops, knit sweaters, hats and scarves for the bronze statues of Oliva, Hrbek and Carew.  It was not a small undertaking.
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It was a very fun experience that we were thrilled to be a part of.  There were some crazy people online who posted comments on news sites like “what a waste of resources, why aren’t they knitting sweaters for the homeless instead”.  I know better than to engage these people online.  I learned my lesson the hard way a few years ago, trying to educate someone who posted a nasty. (I wrote a little blog about mean people once)  One nice comment will beget another nasty one.  I choose to not engage in a comment war under an article on a website.  I prefer instead to say my piece on my own blog:)
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I say to those people, chipper up peeps.  The crafting community in the Twin Cities (and around the country) donates knit, crocheted and sewn items all the time.  We are a very caring bunch.
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This crafting community has given generously under the radar for decades.  We have kept warm the heads of newborn babies and cancer patients. We have made prayer shawls to cover the shoulders of people in mourning.  We make hats and scarves for foster children who need something to warm them and hang on to in times of change.  We make teddy bears and blankets for victims of domestic abuse and other tragedies.  We have food drives and raise money for our own local food shelves.  We are connected to our communities.
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In addition to all of those things we do every day at local yarn stores, we also knit big gigantic sweaters, hats and scarves for bronze statues to raise awareness for Twinsfest.  An event that raises money for the Twins Community Fund.  No big whoop:)
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Oliva Hat

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Our task was a relatively easy one.  We only had to knit hats.  Other shops knit SWEATERS!  Yes SWEATERS for these giants.
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Here are a few fun pictures of the event.  Maggie felt pretty cool because she ended up on tv!
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Ready for Adventure

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Maggie in Hrbeks Sweater

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Twinsfest Knitters

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Maggie and Carew

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Maggie and Hrbek

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Darn Knit Twinsfest Knitting

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