I joined Socktoberfest. I signed up for Six Sox Knitalong (Yahoo Group Six Sox). I took Sally's Sock Class at Knitting Central. Beverly taught me how to make the Oz Yarns EZ Sock. Now I have lots of little leftover balls of sock yarn. Doesn't everybody? With that in mind, I have a request.
I WANT YOUR LEFTOVER SOCK YARN!
Not entire skeins. Just the leftovers. You know - those little balls you roll that little bit of leftover yarn into - about the size of a walnut. I'm going to use the yarn for my next knitting endeavor. I'm making my knit notes to sell. I know. Why don't I just buy the yarn? I have. And I will buy more. But I'm trying to make this more cost effective and get more money out to the charities. I plan to donate half of the proceeds of my knit notes to charity. The first $5,000 I raise (I'm trying to be extremely optimistic here) is going to Jackson Recovery Centers in Sioux City, Iowa - specifically Marienne Manor. That's my Mom - Marienne Jackson. She and my dad started the recovery center in the mid-seventies as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for teens. That was extremely cutting edge back then - especially for the midwest. But my parents knew it was a problem and made incredible sacrifices to make sure that teens could get the help they needed. Over the years JRC has grown into a facility that helps all ages and addresses a broad array of addictions and other issues. As you can tell, I believe very strongly about this endeavor. I want to make a difference and give back to others, especially in my hometown. Won't you consider helping me out?
Mail me your leftover fingering weight sock yarn. (You weren't really going to use it anyway, were you?). For every single ball of yarn you donate (approximately walnut size or bigger), I'll enter your name in the drawing. If you send me one ball of leftover yarn you'll be entered once. If you send me twenty balls of leftover yarn, you'll be entered twenty times. All packages must be postmarked by March 31st in order to be eligible for the contest. The first week of April (once it appears that all entries have arrived) I will draw names for the prizes. It will be totally subjective - up to me and my trusted team of advisors. If you send your donation at the end of the month, please let me know it's on its way, so I'll know to be on the lookout. I'll post the names of the winners with pictures and links and lots of smiles.
2 matching skeins of Lorna's Laces sock yarn - exact color TBD
Your choice of one of these Three Little Lambs
1 set of four Knit Notes
2 skeins of Jaeger Natural Fleece and a pattern to make a capelet.
Let the games begin. Thank you in advance for your help with this project.