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Requesting Help

Hello everyone :)

I have a request. My partner's mum is running a charity golf tournament in the summer for a local cancer hospice, Cancer research and the Macmillian folks. She also wants craft stalls, raffles etc for those who aren't in the tournament to be able to browse and contribute to the charities. I want to host a knitted/crochet goods stall and this is where you all (hopefully) can help me.

I'd like to ask for donations - of finished products, unwanted stash, ball ends that can be used to make squares - anything. I'd also like to maybe make a blanket of squares that we can raffle off, but I'm not sure of the logistics so any thoughts would be especially welcome.

My other request is that you pass this on to other people who might be able to help with this project.

Cancer has touched my life and I know some of yours in such a profound way and this is my way of trying to give a little back. Please get in touch with me if you think you would like to help.

Comments

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muntahz
Jan. 14th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I have some un"opened" balls in a wine colour.
Would that help?
darkest_starlet
Jan. 14th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that totally would. How would you like to organise things - I'm easy :)
muntahz
Jan. 14th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Okay, I have 2 Claret by Patons Decor 208 yards each, 2 Autumn By Caron Simply Soft 315 yards each, and 2 Dk Sage also by Caron SS and same yardage.
Here is anotehr idea I saw, I think on Raverly, old Tshirts cut into strips and made into bags.
I bet those would sale and would be easy-ish to do with a big crochet hook.
They do get a fabric liner but those are really easy to zip up.
Just a suggestions.
M
muntahz
Jan. 14th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Just message your addie and I will pop them into the mail this weekend.
Let me hit my stash and see what else I can send.
I am just learning to knit and went sort of NUTS with yarn buying for practice.
It is mostly stuff from JoAnne but it is all soft and good quailty.
We, the husband and I, are on a crew that does the Walk for the Cure so we totally understand. ;)
darkest_starlet
Jan. 14th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
That's really great - thanks so much - it should certainly get the ball rolling so to speak :)

Learning to knit is really fun and I've just been bitten by the crochet bug, so I know what you mean.

I've messaged you with my address and am so greatful for your help and donations.
ebren
Jan. 14th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Great idea hun.

As for the squares, just suggest a size and let the knitters come up with their appropriate tension. Each of us will no doubt have different types of yarn ready to use, so it's easy to stipulate a finished square size.

You could also suggest a type of yarn ie Rowan Pure Wool DK and then you'll know that they are all going to be 'matching' in weight and possibly colour . . .

These are my immediate thoughts. I'll sit and ponder on this a bit more and come up with some more ideas anon. :)
darkest_starlet
Jan. 14th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ponder away hunny - maybe give me a call if you want to bounce ideas in real time. Or txt and I'll call you if you like. I reckon DK is a good idea, what do you think of 5 inch squares?

I'd love to use the colours from the 3 charities but I don't know if I can make them work together - the Cancer Research is pink/blue-ish, Macmillan is green and the Arthur Rank Hospice is primrose.
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