Because not everyone comes back and reads the comments, I wanted to highlight the comment I received late in the day from Ryan yesterday:
Oh man. This is too awesome. I can't even BEGIN to thank everyone who has voted for me. It means so much to me. I really don't know what to say except that I will model any and everything anyone here knits!* Again, thank you everyone. Let's hope this all works!!! ;-)
And NancyMc, the shirt I'm wearing says "Deuces Wild" and has two women laying across my chest. The shirt is from Express Men. Now, you might be thinking, "that shirt is a little inappropriate, if not obscene!" But what you don't see, because of the angle of the picture, is that those two women are crocheting.
Our Dear Rachel H. responds:
...But Ryan, darlin'? You've gotta be a bit more careful with what you promise a pack of wild knitters. "I will model any and everything anyone here knits!" ?? Dude, that's just asking for trouble.
*[Note from Norma -- yes, he ought to be careful -- does anyone remember what the number one Google search for this blog used to be?]
The Red Scarf Fund total as of last night at about 8 p.m. Eastern: $2,535.
It's been exactly one week. We are smokin'!
Rather than show more prizes today (yes, there are more to show!) I'll share (with her permission) this note I got from Lynn in Virginia.
I have to thank you Norma. I was new in the area when I started reading your blog and found out about Red Scarf. Then I found out that the headquarters for OFA is a couple of miles from my house. So I sent an email offering to help last year, but things were so hectic no one got back to me until it was pretty much over. Instead I helped process scholarship applications - an experience that moved me enormously and really drove home the importance of the work this organization is doing. This year I will be helping with Red Scarf, but it won't end there.
Random Friday Photo, because I know some people hate blog entries without a photo.
Why I willingly pay $4.49 for a dozen local farm eggs: The colors.