Well, it's been awhile since I've dusted this 'ole thing off! I could barely remember how to sign in.
Anyways, after my dear and talented friend Mo completely revamped this blog for me (thank you Mo!) I thought I should test it out. And what better way to pay it forward than to raise some money for charities - that you pick!
A lot of good things have been happening to me in the first 19 days of this year. To keep the good karma going, Dust & I thought we'd donate some moola to Medecins Sans Frontieres as they try to get into Konna, Mali, to help fix up those who need it during this very intense and stressful time in that part of the world.
So... to stretch our donation further, I thought I'd propose this: if you donate $40 or more to a charity of your choice (so long as they're doing awesome things!), then I will make you something. Since I have a lot of yarn, access to yarn and excessive time spent in carpools to and from Ottawa, this will be my contribution. And if I don't have the colour that you want, then I will buy it! Again, the money I would donate will be used for supplies and postage and hopefully my small donation will stretch into a few hundred! This also goes for all the folks who have asked to buy a cowl/scarf/knitwear from me in the past few months. You can pay me if you want instead, but know that I'll send the donations somewhere where they're needed.
Alright. The goods. I can either make you a loose knit, but cozy scarf that buttons in the front comme ca:
or a short circle cowl comme ca:
Donate $100 bones (feeling generous?!) and I can make you an extra long circle scarf that you can double wrap - I don't know about the rest of Canada, but you have to have one of these to play with the cool kids in Montreal.
I should say that this deal/arrangement/con to seek donations can't last forever.
a) Remember I said we were making a smallish donation? It may get used up rather quick!
b) My workload is bananas at the moment - so I will have to limit my knitting to awkward bench sharing on public transit and of course, Sunday morning knitting at the market with my hens.
c) It's going to warm up soon and you won't need a scarf and I won't want a pile of wool in my lap.
So hop to it! Let me know if you're feeling generous and I will send you some cozy goods!