Saturday, September 09, 2006

Freudian Slip

Last Saturday, I was passing the living room window when I noticed a lady walking off our lawn. What the heck was a lady doing in our front yard?? I took a closer look and noticed she had a little dog on a leash. The thought of her giving the dog a bathroom break in our front yard didn't sit too well with me, so I yelled to Pea "What is that lady doing out there? Her little dog better not have pissed on my yarn!!" He burst out laughing, finding it very amusing that I said "yarn" instead of "lawn". It's okay though. I guess the little dog can pee on my lawn, as long as he stays away from the yarn!!!!!

And how could I help but have "Yarn Brain"? Look at this lovely prize skein that arrived in the mail??

/This gorgeous yarn was donated by Kirsten at Through the Loops. The colors are so cheerful, this is going to knit up into one very special pair of socks. I just love her ballband too - it has a wonderful picture of her grandmother with her twin boys, one of whom is Kirsten's father. My dad is a twin too, so the picture made me feel quite sentimental.

As if all the wonderful prize yarn I've been showing you isn't incentive enough to make a donation, take a look at what my goal meter showed this morning.

That's right, just $10 more until I reach my goal. So, the first person who puts me at or over my goal will receive a little special something from me!! Then I'll RAISE my goal and we'll see if we can hit it again! ***ETA: We have a winner!! Today's donation from Kate brought my meter up to 105%!!! My deepest heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated so far . . . I never thought I would raise $500!! I've now re-set the goal to an even higher amount, and it will be fun to see how it goes.

Wait, that's not all. I've saved the best for last. There is a very exciting way you can do more to help. My very first blog pal and up-and-coming knit designer, Chrissy, has her first self published pattern up and ready to go. Now mind you, she is already a well credited designer, with patterns in publications such as MagKnits, KnitNet, and Cast On, and a sock pattern in the next IK!!! But this is her first self-published pattern, and she has offered to donate the proceeds from all sales between now and October to the Walk-A-Thon! She's calling the pattern "Karen's Sugar-Free Diabetes Walk Socks" and you can order a copy here!! I've been test knitting this pattern, and it's a great knit. This is only my second time knitting cables, but they are coming out great and keep the pattern very interesting. They also knit up very quickly and are a warm snuggly fabric - so they would make the perfect Christmas gifts. Go check it out . . . you won't be sorry!

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi - congratulations on the fund raising. That yarn is gorgeous.

I wouldn't bother with forming an official team - we'll just be the group that's walking and knitting. Or walking and talking about knitting, to be realistic.

Ragan said...

Wow! That fund raising is working out so wonderfully for you! AND...if I had gotten that yarn in the mail, I would've had yarn on the brain as well! Heh-heh. I am trying to get blogger to cooperate with my post so that I can get that charity link up!! Grrr...blogger.

Sonya said...

Over your goal already! That's great. You know how I loves me the cables. I'll be knitting Chrissy's "Karen socks" soon.

Melissa said...

Congrats on reaching your goal! I'm so proud of you. I am waiting on a donation of some cookbooks published by our state's agriculture office, then my gift will be on it's way.
:)

Judy said...

Love the sock pattern, ordered 2 copies.

knittinmom said...

We're up to $75 in sock pattern sales, baby! That matches my original pledge and it's only like the 3rd day it has been up for sale. Yeah, baby!

m. said...

What an awesome outpouring of support!! As a diabetic knitter I'm also touched by how many have given to such a great cause. I'm riding in the Tour de Cure sponsered by the American Diabetes Association in February and hope to be as successful as you in collecting donations. Good work! Happy walking!

MissyJoon said...

Yippeee and hooray for you!
I started the sock--I am not sure what to call it--your sock, Chrissy's sock or my mystery sock!!! xoxo

Katt said...

Those socks look gorgeous! I really gotta get paypal one day to get things like that.

Congrats on reaching your first goal! Hope you make the second one

Katt

christine said...

Woot!!!!
I am SO glad that this is finally catching on.......

Of course, I just HAD to buy Chrissy's pattern. Now for some cashmere? Nope, no new sock yarn. None.

Kelly said...

Congrats on meeting your goal! Love that sock pattern I will definitely be ordering a copy!

JessaLu said...

Yay for meeting your goal! :o)

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