>Spent this afternoon up at The Whole Nine Yarns attending their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event. Having had this horrible disease affect several people very close to me, I probably paid a little more attention to it this year than I did in years past. You made a small donation to get in, and then spent the aftenoon knitting wristbands for walkers to wear during the area Breast Cancer Walk on October 12-14.
So I went to knit. I knitted for Debbie B. and Joan and Andy and my friend Phyllis at church. I knitted for Vicky’s dear friend Lorene who lost her battle and left such a hole in Vicky’s life because she misses her so much. I knitted for all of my friends who’d had a scare, and with each stitch I knitted, I said a prayer that maybe none of us would ever have to have a scare again.
And I knitted with some very nice women:You can see the wristbands we knitted and crocheted on top of the water bottles on the table. Our group won a prize for having 10 knitted and crocheted the fastest (much to the dismay of the teenagers across the room — age and treachery will overcome youth and skill any day). We won all sorts of door prizes for all kinds of fun things… I don’t think anyone walked away empty handed.
Debi the store owner made the whole thing happen:And last, but certainly not least, Jenn the wonder organizer, dare I say “organized” the whole thing by getting donations of pink yarn and coming up with games and activities and silent auction items.I told Jenn I had to put her picture on the blog so you could all see who had made my life so
exhausting interesting for the past month or two. 🙂 Actually we’re coming down to the wire on the craft room. I’m hoping to post pictures of the finished product soon.
Update: Heard from Jenn and the afternoon raised over $1500!!! Can knitters raise money or what! How fabulous is that!!!!!