Again, I have the opportunity to combine horses and crafts... Yippee, that makes me happy...
Two of my friends who are "horse people" have been diagnosed with cancer. One with Breast Cancer to which she is fighting well! I was going to knit her a chemo cap, but, being horse people... I found in Vicki Square's "Folk Hat" Book, a knitted then felted cowboy hat.. It was made with Malabrigo Chunky in Roanoke (color) and used roughly 210 yards..
I also had enough left over of the yarn, that I made her a matching chemo "purse" for something small to take instead of lugging a big purse around -
The other gal, Connie, is fighting Lung Cancer that traveled to her brain and this spring had a brain tumor removed and is fighting with all her might.
Well, to assist in the humungous costs of treatment, etc.. I put together an "online silent auction" with all proceeds going to the both of them.
Well, another one of my "horse friends" lives in Upstate New York and raises ALPACAS (yes, you read that right) for fiber.. and knowing my knitting frenzy - has donated RAW fiber from her shearing this year - there are THREE different lots of fiber!!!!! One is a black/gray and has 5lbs, another is a medium brown and is 2lbs 9oz and the last is a white at 2lbs...
I forwarded this information to my knitting group, but, thought there has to be MORE ways to pass this information along to the spinners of the world!!! So, I figured this is a good start and if all the yarn / knitting enthusiasts who may see this posted it on their blog then some bids might come for the fiber thus benefiting these two great ladies!
There are also a couple of crocheted/knitted items as well and we will accept items at any time to get added to the auction. Here's the link: http://www.thestitchincorral.com/Silentauction.htm (for some unknown reason, I cannot get the link to show up via the blog format)