If you have extra cash, cool. Just click on this link and donate.
Every bit helps. If you feel your reasons for donating will encourage others to do so, please tell everyone about it in the comments section of this blog post. If you like, you can say how much you donated, but that's not required. Do save your receipt, however, you could win a prize. Please read to the end to learn more.
If you feel you can't afford to simply donate outright, I'd like to encourage you with a "thank you" gift -- Yarn! And not just any yarn. It's green wool with sparkles, perfect for the holiday season.
Some of you may remember I used it to knit last year's Christmas tree.
|Click pic for a closeup look.|
The yarn is called Platina and was produced in Finland by a company, which is no longer in operation, called Hyvinkää. It's a wonderful fingering weight, cabled yarn. It knits very smoothly on a standard gauge knitting machine, so we can assume that it can be easily used for hand knitting, crochet or any other yarn project. As I mentioned last year, despite the alluring 'tinsel', the yarn is very soft. The label states "100% villaa" (wool). This means the mystery tinsel fiber is most likely less than 5% of the total fiber content (or whatever the Finnish regulations state regarding unlisted fiber). The yarn is labeled 50 g and 220 m (about 240 yards). Please note: I have weighed each ball of this lovely yarn, and the actual weight comes in at between 47 grams and 49 grams!
Let me repeat: 100% of the proceeds derived from the sale of this yarn will go to New York Cares. Click the link below to visit my online shop.
If I can get 20 people to participate by either purchasing Platina green sparkly yarn or by donating directly to New York Cares between November 24 and December 4, 2012, there will be a giveaway! All participants will be automatically entered to win an O! Jolly! Jesse Scarf in grey. If you buy some yarn and make a separate direct donation to New York Cares, you get 2 chances to win. (No more than 2 chances to win per person.)
|Here's the Jesse Scarf that you could win! It's super soft, super warm, natural grey baby alpaca wool with cream and golden tan bamboo embossing and fringe. Click for enlargement.|
Please be generous. Many people still need help. Thanks.
Last update 27Nov2012