Nov 5, 2010
No, it's not the remnants of a Halloween haunted house. Rather it is a sneak peek at a project I am working on for a CFC raffle her at work. For the neophytes, CFC stands for Combined Federal Campaign, the annual federal workplace charity campaign. The mission of the CFC is to "promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all."
My agency has set as its goal $1.2 million, which is raised through a combination of employee pledges and creative fundraisers (many of which feature food like hotdogs, burgers, and cupcakes). Our little office runs an auction -- last year we raised $700. This year we also are supporting a raffle sponsored by our program office.
I have agreed to contribute a crocheted [SHHHH -- TOP SECRET], made with Louet Gems 100% Merino Wool fingering weight yarn in Terra Cotta. Louet is machine washable and can even be dried in the dryer, although I don't recommend it for this project. Simple blocking will help it retain its beauty. The ---------- is coming along nicely; it's about 25% complete. Although I am continuing to work on my goal of 16 hats by mid-December, there is still time to get this charitable deed done by the December 2 due date. That is when I will post pics of the finished item. In the meantime, here is another sneak peek.