Sunday, September 17, 2006

Do you wish you could be like the Yarn Harlot?

You do, don't you? It's okay, you can admit it. I do too. I think we knitters all do, somewhere deep down inside. If knitting were a sport, she's be our Michelle Kwan . . . . although ironically, the Yarn Harlot has won Olympic Gold, while Michelle hasn't. That doesn't take away from her impact on the sport, however. But I digress. This post is supposed to be about knitting, not figure skating. Anyway, if knitting were a cult (and I'm pretty sure my husband is convinced it is) Stephanie Pearl-McPhee would be our . . . you know what, I'm not even going to go there. What with all the Kool-Aid dying and everything, that analogy is in poor taste, even for me. But if knitting were rock 'n roll, she'd be our Elvis.

So, where am I going with this? Well, as you are all aware, the Yarn Harlot has been on quite an extensive book signing tour. And you may remember a post back in July, when she was gifted with the perfect yarn to knit her Peacock Feathers shawl. (Scroll down to #10!!) It was from Susie, who handpainted it especially for her.

As it so happens, right around the time I wrote my diabetes / walk-a-thon post, Susie's husband was diagnosed with diabetes, making it a cause that was suddenly very near and dear to her heart. And look what she has donated to the prize pool!!

Yeah, that's a really horrible picture, but if you've clicked on the links in my post, then you've seen it in it's true splendor. Yes, this is a wonderful hank of "Midnight Rainbow/Harlot's Peacock". 1250 yards of lace-weight yarn. Beautiful lace-weight yarn. Merino/Tussah Silk yarn. Yarn that will also be knit by The. Yarn. Harlot. I'm excited just to have it in my house.

I will send this yarn to one lucky winner . . . and it will be a sad sad day when I have to part with this pretty yarn. I *might* come into the yarn room every day to admire and pet it. But if you simply make a donation at my Walk for Diabetes web page, I could be sending it to you, along with my ever-lasting gratitude!!


Nathalie said...

you know you scored a mention on "Cast on" podcast this week!

Nathalie said...

(I feel like I correspond wit hsomeone famous!) Oh, nad I just love that yarn - perfect colours!

Anonymous said...

That's great. It is a gorgeous yarn!

Melissa said...

Can you send me your address again. I'm horrible and can't find it to mail your package. I'll get it in the mail today if you send it. Thanks! :)

Nancy said...

Pretty yarn! Sometimes, when I get a really pretty yarn, I put it in my knitting-at-lunch tote bag and just carry it with me. That's not weird, is it? ;-)

Casey said...

That is really pretty yarn! The person who gets it will be lucky.

I've been absent from blog-reading lately but i'm trying to catch up. I just read your postings about the walk-a-thon and am glad to be able to help! It's a great cause.

Sonya said...

Oh, my... that is lovely yarn. I started on your/Chrissy's socks this weekend. Love. Them. Kevin is also convinced that knitters are a cult. A geeky cult, but a cult nonetheless.

Noey D. said...

Oooh! I want to visit your yarn room! Makes my heart feel so good that you've received so many wonderful donations!

Anonymous said...

We are a cult, but now that he has figured that out we must erase his memory....muahahahahaha


Very cool with the harlot yarn ;o)

MissyJoon said...

Whoooo-hooooo! B.E.A.Utiful!

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