Sunday, September 10, 2006

All for a Good Cause

It's wonderful how the internets brings people together. Just last night, I had a lovely phone conversation with Olga in Texas. (Go Buckeyes! Woot! Woot! Sorry for the momentary gloating.) We discussed felting bags, yarn shopping and various other temptations, multi-directional scarves, the perils of living in a football-crazed college town, salsa bands, etc., etc. This morning I came across a fine example of knitters coming together from across the country to use their powers for good!

Karen lives in Connecticut, is married to her wonderful Pea, is a freelance designer of website banners and buttons, knits like a fiend, and unfortunately suffers from diabetes. She is going to be participating in the Walk for Diabetes on October 15 and is raising money for diabetes research. If you visit her blog, you'll see that she's giving away some amazing prizes -- just make a donation to enter. She has already met her initial goal of $500 ... let's help her double it! Or more!

Chrissy is an Oregon mom of two cuties, a lactivist, a sock-KAL hostess extraordinaire, and an up-and-coming knitwear designer. She has designed a beautiful pattern for cabled cashmere socks which she plans to offer for sale on her soon-to-be-unveiled website. But you can buy the pattern here now and all of the proceeds will go to support Karen's fundraising for the diabetes walk. Everyone who buys the pattern will be entered into a drawing for three balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, the yarn recommended for the project.

Karen and Chrissy are two very special people and I feel lucky to have met them through this amazing community. It's my pleasure to plug their fundraising and I hope I can help their efforts. So, scoot! Run over there right now, leave a little of your money with them, and pick up a sock pattern while you're at it.


Blogger jillian said...

I hopped onto Chrissy's beautiful sock pattern as soon as I saw it a couple days ago! It is such a wonderful story - I agree. When people come together, great things can happen!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

*tear* Thank you so much for a lovely post publicizing the walk and the new pattern!! I feel so blessed to have made wonderful friends like you. And thank you again for being one of the very first to donate to the Walk-A-Thon (actually, you may have been the VERY first donation - I'll have to check my "notes"). :)

12:52 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

Ho, ho, very funny stuff about the Buckeyes! Seriously, though, it was probably the quietest last night it's been since the beginning of the semester. If people were out there drowning their sorrows, it was in the privacy of their own home (or on Sixth Street, blessedly very far away from my apartment. :-)

1:22 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Ah, community... It's a beautiful thing. I think Karen will easily double her goal.

1:26 PM  
Blogger christine said...

Thanks for the links! I agree - such a worthy cause, and a wonderful blog friend!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Ekta Verma said...

Really very lovely article posted by you on Diabetes Mellitus Information. Keep it up.

Have a nice day !!

1:18 AM  
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2:10 AM  

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