Friday, February 8, 2008

Thank You

Unbelievable. After only three days there is not much left in my destash pile. Thank you to everyone who bought something. I know some of you even broke your yarn diet to do it. I've raised most of what I needed to just by selling a small portion of my stash.

If you are interested in knitterly ways to help New Orleans, in particular the Lower Ninth Ward, check out what Christy (Confessions of a Misplaced Southern Belle) is doing. She has created The House that Yarn Built. Her goal is for people to donate to Make It Right in the name of The House that Yarn Built. Make It Right is Brad Pitt's foundation; the goal is to build 150 homes in the Lower Ninth Ward. These homes will be raised to withstand flooding and will be environmentally friendly. If 7800 knitters donated $20 (the cost of a skein of sock yarn) it would build one house. Check out the details (and great prizes!) The House that Yarn Built.

I had a big rant here about righting the wrongs done to New Orleans. But we all know what happened. And we all know it'll take years to make things right again. And we all know that even if the media has moved on to the next big story, New Orleans is still rebuilding (and restoring *says I, the preservation nerd*). So I deleted my rant :-)

Thank you again to everyone who bought yarn.

Next week: I have rediscovered my love of knitting and will have some FO's to show you!


Opal said...

I'm so glad I could help and I'm really excited about getting some of that luscious yarn. It was such a great justification for a yarn purchase! "But.. but.. it's for a *Good Cause*!!* :-)

Did you ever watch the show K-Ville? I thought they did well in showing how much more work New Orleans needs to get done. Unfortunately it seems the shows been canceled. :(

KBlicious said...

You make my day! :-)

Sheryl said...

I wanted you to know that your blog MakesMyDay!

dogyarnfun said...

You'll have to tell us all about your trip when you return. Hope you're having fun.

Patricia said...

I did it!