The draw was held 01/03/10 and the lucky winner, #17 pixeldiva, was notified 02/03/10
I am sorry that I do not yet have an FO post for this, but the light has been dreadful. I really want to get cracking on this, so here’s what I’ll do. I’ll set the terms out here and edit the details later to add photos etc. (EDIT: Photos added 17 Jan)
Knitters are behind MSF in a big way. They have mobilised for Haiti in a remarkable fashion. Knitters Without Borders are donating direct and the Yarn Harlot is keeping a tally.Â P/hoppers are supporting Natalie Fergie‘s initiative. Ravelry designers are giving a cut of their earnings to emergency funds (SEVEN pages of patterns already.) And it’s all wonderful.
Now, I’m not asking you to do any more. I just want to offer an extra thank you to those who have already donated.
If you have donated to MSF ((please, MSF donations only. This is not to denigrate the Red Cross, Oxfam, or any other good cause. It’s just that I am supporting existing knitterly connections this time around)), whatever the route you chose to do so,Â in the period Jan 12th 2010 to February 28 2010, please leave a comment on this post. On the 1st March I would put all your names into a draw. The prize will be my latest FO – the Bitterroot Shawl.
I’m not interested in the amount of your donation and I need no proof – just your word. I know you wouldn’t lie.
If you have donated but are shy about displaying the fact here with your name, just email me (beth at this domain) to let me know that you have made a donation and I will add you to the list.
I will post this shawl anywhere in the world, to you or to a nominated recipient
If you don’t yet qualify, well it’s easy to do so 😉
The merino/silk roving was a surprise gift to me, and was dyed by Natalie at The Yarn Yard. The gift was from a man who, although I have met him only once, I count a friend. He’s a fundraiser and I have contributed to his causes. I believe that he would approve my principle of Paying It Forward. I had the many, many hours of pleasure from spinning it into over 850 yards of 2ply laceweight yarn. It’s not the greatest yarn ever spun, but I put my heart and soul into it.
The Bitterroot pattern, by Rosemary Hill, was free from Knitty. It was fun to knit and it provided me with an opportunity to make my first ever beaded shawl. There are over 650 seed beads in this design. The beads came from Sanctuary Beads, via eBay.
The shawl is about five and a half feet wide.
I have donated to p/hop in recognition of the hours of pleasure that I derived from the joy of the gift, and the spinning of it, plus the knitting of the free pattern and the learning experience of the beading. All priceless, in my mind. Thank you to all concerned.
It is difficult to part with this shawl – it feels like a part of me after so many hours spent in producing it. It would be pointless to offer you something of less worth though, wouldn’t it?
Here are the FO shots
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