Friday, August 13, 2010

Mini-Skein Raffle!

On August 28, I will be participating in 24 Hours of Booty -- a 24-hour bike ride that brings cyclists of all abilities together to raise vital funds for cancer research and survivorship. The fundraiser supports the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, and Johns Hopkins University cancer research programs.  As part of my participation I am raising funds through a raffle that will award two lucky winners a collection of 30 mini-skeins of yarn!

If you are working on the infamous mitered sock blanket, stripey socks, or another project that requires small amounts of different fingering-weight yarn, this raffle could be a great opportunity to get started or to add to your current collection.  For every $5 donated on my participant page (link also on the right sidebar), you will have one entry in the raffle.  There will be two drawings, so as little as $5 gives you two chances to win!! 

Both collections include the following 20 skeins:

Top row, from left to right:  2 skeins Socks that Rock Mediumweight mill ends, 4 skeins Pagewood Farms mill ends, 2 skeins Koigu KPPM, and 1 skein Spunky Eclectic Skinny Sock in Signature colorway.
Bottom row, left to right: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Amethyst; Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Raspberry; Crash into Ewe Jewel Collection in Tanzanite, Dream in Color Smooshy in Plum Paisley; Miss Babs Yummy Sock in Bronze, Miss Babs Yummy Sock in Cadet; Three Irish Girls McClellan Fingering in Erin; Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in Blue Metalmark; Madelinetosh Sock in Butter; Neighborhood Fiber Co. Watershed in Thomas Circle

Collection A will have these 10 skeins in addition:
Left row, top to bottom:  Koigu KPPM; Louet Gems Fingering in Navy; Miss Babs Yummy Sock in Purples; next two were custom dyes by Twilight Knits
Right row, top to bottom: Malabrigo Sock in Solis; Black Bunny Fibers Superwash in Audacity; Creatively Dyed Yarns Steele in Ginger; Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Longhorned Beetle; Wollmeise 80/20 in Veilchen

Collection B will add these 10 skeins:
Left row, top to bottom:  March Hare Fingering Superwash in Pumpkin Patch; BB Knits Merino in On the Wings of Hope; Dream in Color Smooshy in Tea Party; Koigu KPPM; Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Steelhead.
Right row, top to bottom: Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Bejeweled; Madelinetosh Sock in Emerald City; Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Aiden; Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Oak Timberworm; Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Blue Lobster.

The Details

The raffle will run from today Friday August 13 until Friday August 20 at 3pm, East coast time.  For every $5 donated, you receive one entry into the raffle.  So if you donate $25, you get 5 separate entries.  I will send an email confirmation when I am alerted of a donation so that you know you are being counted.  When I have a complete list, entries will be numbered and I will select two winners by random number generator.  Winners will be notified immediately and yarn will ship Monday August 23, priority mail with delivery confirmation and insurance.  International participants welcome!

All skeins are a minimum of 5 grams.  Several are 7-9 grams since it didn't make sense to split these.  All mini-skeins will have labels when they are shipped.  So if you are willing to help the fight against cancer, please head over to my donation page, select "Support Heather", and contribute even just a small amount to a great cause and try your luck for some yarn!  24 Hours of Booty is a registered non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Your gift will be hugely appreciated.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment or come on over to the BlankieMania group on Ravelry and ask in the "Mini-Skein Raffle for Charity" thread.


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