Warming Grace Update
91 registered knitters (not to mention associated relatives, S 'n B's, work colleagues, knitting groups) making squares and still more people signing up!! Wait; now it is 93!!! Woohoo! I am tickled "pink!" I have some news to share: 1.Gracie's friend Simone also has leukemia and she was diagnosed 2 weeks after Grace so they are more or less at the same stage in their treatment. 2. My brother, Jamie, and his wife, Adrienne, are bowled over at the response to this little project (are we, as a knitting community, surprised by our kick butt generosity? NO!!). As a result, and as a small token of their appreciation, they are donating $500.00 in gift certificates (5 times $100.00) from Make 1 Yarn Studio, a brand new very cool yarn shop (owned in part by the famous indi girl herself Amy Swenson) located in Calgary, Alberta where my Jamie, Adrienne, Thomas, Grace and Annabella live. Thank you Jamie and Adrienne! When I talked to Amy about what we were doing she threw in another $100.00 gift certificate! Now I know that everyone has volunteered because they want to help but isn't great that there are a few rewards to sweeten the deal! Thank you Amy! 3. Amanda has purchased a skein of medium weight STR in Lagoon and she is throwing in some real Lousiana Pralines as well! Thank you Amanda!! 4. For my part I have purchased 1 skein of Handmaiden Sea Silk and 2 skeins of Koigu. I wish I could give everyone who is being so generous something in return, but we will have 9, no, 10 draws for contributors! 5. Updated!! Celia has graciously offered to donate a skein of her hand dyed and hand spun wool for another draw - all the way from Australia. She has a store in Esty - go check it out!! More information when I have it! Thank you Celia!! The way it will work is I will enter your name as many times as squares that I receive and then we will draw ( I promise not to put my own name in at all but I sure would love to!). All the knitters whose squares I receive by May 04, 2006 will be entered into the draw. I will still continue to take squares as long as you knit them so keep on knitting and sending them! Don't forget to send postcards with your squares. If you haven't heard from me, it may be because I don't know how to get in touch with you (Knittymama) or I have tried to email you and it hasn't gone through (Monika). Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address so I can give you my mailing address. Thanks so much. I am so excited about the response and the joy we are creating. Thanks is actually so inadequate but I have no other words to properly express how I am feeling - I have been touched by your grace.