First of all, I want to assure you that my blog will not be over-run by Walk-A-Thon talk for the next month and a half. But, I will probably mention it often . . . in between all the knitting and other blather I usually post on my blog.
That said, today's post will be completely over-run by Walk-A-Thon talk!! I can't help it . . . . because you guys are incredible. Don't get me wrong, I knew Knit Bloggers were a supportive and giving bunch. But I was in no way prepared for how supportive and giving you guys would be! In the two days since my ADA Walk post hit my blog, you've already put me 1/3 of the way to my goal! And what really caught me off guard was how many of you asked to donate prizes to the raffle!! I am very honored to accept each prize donation. Wait until you see all the wonderful booty that has been donated!! As the prizes come in, I am going to be setting up a Prize Page post, so I can have them all together in one place for everyone to see. I know you are all pledging because it's a wonderful cause, and not because of the prizes. But it makes me feel really good to be able to hold a big raffle to thank you for your support.
I also want to thank each of you who have linked my post on your blog and helped to spread the word. My stat counter has been reporting a huge increase in traffic to my blog over the past two days, and I know you guys are to thank for that! In fact, if each person who read the post had donated the price of a skein of Knit Picks yarn, we'd have passed my goal already. So please don't apologize if you have only a few dollars to donate. You'd be surprised at how quickly it is adding up!
Lastly, I just want to try and convey how much this all has touched me already. I have tears in my eyes several times a day as I read another e-mail or comment lending support. I also enjoy reading the stories you've been sharing of how diabetes has touched your lives through your loved ones. The ADA web-site supplies the numbers on how many lives are touched by diabetes, but it seems so much more real when I hear the stories from my Knit Blog friends. It makes me even more inspired to raise the funds and do the Walk-A-Thon. So a big thank you and a huge hug to everyone out there!!! Your support means more than you could know.
Next post, I'll have some knitting content for sure . . . I should even have a little FO to show for somebody's birthday! And maybe I'll have thought up some truths and lies for the fun meme JessaLu tagged me with!