The torch is lit again, and red mittens are on hands everywhere.
Paralympic red mittens are similar to the Olympic red mittens, but with the Paralympic logo on the back of the hand. Did you know that it is impossible to purchase a pair of these mittens? HBC isn’t selling them. Why not knit a pair of 2010 mittens, with proceeds going to the Penguins Can Fly swim team for disabled children. Maybe sometime in the future, there will be Penguins in the summer Paralympic games!
The torch relay is continuing until the Paralympics start on March 12th. I hope to catch some of the sports on TV. I’m intrigued to learn more about the sports, and various adaptations that are incorporated to allow a great variety of athletes to participate.
An update on the Red Mitten fundraising….
We’re at the $1600 mark. Thanks to the generous knitters out there who are supporting some very amazing children, and helping them achieve great things.