Thursday, October 16, 2008

soy silk scarf and playfood

I'm stocking two items tomorrow at Wonderland. The first is a 3 piece play food set including a lemon, lime and orange. It's a great gift for any child looking to start or expand their set of play foods.

The second is a scarf that I knit with SoySilk, a soybean based yarn that feels like silk. SoySilk is created from the by-products of tofu manufacturing. I bought this yarn a couple of years ago at a local yarn store because the colors were beautiful and the yarn was so soft. I finally found a perfect use for it. It'll make a wonderful gift for any woman or girl who values environmentally friendly, hand made items.

Visit my store at Wonderland by following this link:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Charity Auction for Domestic and Sexual Violence

Last year when I won the charity raffle hosted by Elliebelly for 8oz. of organic merino wool, I knew I wanted to create something to continue to raise money for charity. Two issues that are very close to my heart are domestic and sexual violence. Having volunteered and worked for a rape crisis center in the past, I've worked first hand with survivors of sexual violence and know how important these agencies are.

I've knit these medium longies and am selling them by auction to raise money for 2 non-profit agencies. The auction begins on Tuesday, October 14th and runs for 1 week. I will split the sale price between the two agencies and donate 100% of the sale price between the two. You can find the auction here:

"castle of llyr" medium longies 2

The two non-profit agencies I've chosen--the Women's Rape Crisis Center and Caring Unlimited--offer much needed crisis intervention as well as longer term support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. You can visit their websites to learn more about their specific programs. They are both registered 501(c)(3) non profits who serve their communities and are often the only place survivors have to turn for assistance.

From personal experience, I know how important these centers can be to people who are reaching out for help. They may be just looking for a listening and sympathetic ear, finally talking about the abuse they've experienced, or they may be looking for someone to accompany them to the hospital to seek medical care. They may be seeking help with safety planning and finding a safe place to live, or they may be seeking longer term support through support groups and counseling. No matter what the reason, these agencies assist survivors in meeting their needs and beginning the healing process.

Thank you for helping me to raise money for these two important agencies!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hand knit toddler sweater

After a vacation to Disney and a busy month of knitting customs, I've finally finished this toddler sweater I've been working on since mid summer! I'm in love with this rolled edge sweater that I knit with "Woodland Tale" on Targhee by Mosaic Moon. It should fit most children who wear sizes 2T through 4T.

I'm listing this sweater for sale in the new Wonderland Congo which has its grand opening on Friday, October 3rd. The listing for the sweater is here: I've also got a free for shipping lottery running for a piece of wool play food.


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