This post will be a little bit of this and a little bit of that, a hodge-podge of topics if you will. So please bear with me as my subject matter changes from one direction to the next.
Let’s start with the knitting content. Ever since my brief flirtation with monogamy, I have since cast on all the things. Not really, but it feels like I have cast on all the things.
Socks, since when don’t I have a couple on the needles? More striped love coming in the form of Goth Socks in the color Wine Em’ and Dine Em’. It is my first time knitting up socks in Goth Socks yarn, what a pleasure. The yarn is dense, but not too dense. That doesn’t make sense I am sure, but just know that this yarn is fantastic. Making the matter that the Rainy Days and Wooly Dogs shop is no longer a tad sad.
And shawls, boy do I have shawls on the needles. Actually I was chatting with my friend Jody about the fact that I have many of shawls on the needles and that it freaks me out a bit. Having lots of socks on the needles is the norm for me, but shawls for some reason feels excessive. Oh well, it is just knitting after all, right?
Thankfully the guilt of all the shawls on the needles passes quickly with the knowledge that the knitting community is behind me. As I glance and drool over all the lovely projects of Ravelry friends, I know that I am not alone in my quest to cast on every single pattern.
Speaking of the knitting community, I received a PM from the lovely Jillian of the Weeones fame. I am sure you have all heard of her or have purchases some of her adorable polymer clay stitch markers. Jillian is looking to raise some funds and awareness for Carcinoid Cancer research.
Here is her request:
I’m a long time knitter and have a shop on Etsy where I sell various knitting related things (though mostly stitch markers that I sculpt). I was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in 2009 and am now trying to raise money and awareness for research for it by participating in the Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk in Boston in September. The money (98% of donation) goes directly to research.
Jillian will be participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on September 21th. More information and her donation page can be found here.
To help raise the money for research, Jillian is running an Opportunity drawing during the month of August.
The prize pot would include:
Four sets of stitch markers
One handmade circular knitting needle case
One handmade notions pouch
one set of US8 sheep knitting needles
Two skeins of Posh yarn sock yarn (at least part content is cashmere)
More information from Jillian:
Each entry is $5 and if you purchase four entries ($20), I automatically send you four individual stitch markers as a thank you. Donations can be made directly to my fundraising page. And address information can be sent to my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can get gift stitch markers (and if the whole prize is won), the prize out to the winner.
A really big thank you to Jillian for reaching out to me and asking for my assistance with her cause.
There you have it, my knitting happenings this week. New yarn is on it's way to my home in preparation for the next giveaway. Speaking of which, you still have time to win a lovely skein of Wooly Wonka yarn and book.
And you, how has your knitting week gone? Have you been feeling productive? Most important are you feeling happy? :)
Have the best day today!