WE HAVE A WINNER!!!lawebchick, you are (or will be soon) the proud owner of a brand spanking new pair of monkey socks, knitted especially for you, because you are a kind & generous person. (everyone else who got in touch with me is kind & generous too, but alas i only have one pair of socks to give away!). i've emailed you to get your address & foot size so i can finish the socks - so far i've taken the foot length on both socks to five pattern repeats (my foot, which is a UK 6, takes six pattern repeats, so i figured this would give me a good leeway for foot sizes either side of mine).
i have been checking claudia's blog obsessively today but haven't yet seen her final tally; as of last time i checked, though, her donations had crashed through the $35000 mark. aren't we incredible?? my little-read blog alone got 22 comments & a further 25 emails from people who donated - pretty exciting!
thanks to everyone who donated & left me comments or emails - i'm still in awe that so many people can pull together for such a good cause. i'll be finishing the socks this week & mailing them off to their new home, wherever that may be (although, & i'm just guessing based on the winner's name - maybe LA? how glamorous!).