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Raffle begins June 1st!

May 29th, 2009 (05:24 pm)

A very dear friend of mine is suffering from infertility. She is very, very happy to have had a child three years ago with the use of in-vitro fertilization. When he daughter started becoming an older toddler, K and her husband began to talk about adding another child to their family. They had frozen embryos left over from their first IVF and had every reason to believe they'd be successful. After two attempts, they were out of embryos and did not get pregnant. K was left with the choice of doing another fresh round of IVF (at great financial strain)or having only one biological child. I very much want to be able to help her achieve her dream and for her daughter to be able to have a sibling.

So I'm starting to collect items for the raffle. I'm a spinner as well as a knitter, so I'm not sure if other people will be interested in spinning fiber or not. If anyone out there reads this, post a comment!

You can enter the raffle with a $5 donation (see the paypal button below). You can enter as many times as you like. if you also just feel like helping someone out, but don't need the yarn, you can just donate. I'll keep collecting donations for the raffle right up until I do the drawing (by random number generator based on the order in which your donation is received). Drawing will be held June 30th.

So far, it includes:

One skein of Wollmeise, in color Rotkappchen

One skein of Claudia hand-painted silk lace in color Taupe (it isn't really taupe, kind of a pinkish/light brown)

Two skeins of Dream in Color Smooshy in color Ruby River

One skein of hand-dyed Lesleyluu Creations merino/tencel sock yarn in color Korin

Just added! My friend Cheri (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5799910) donated this lovely skien of yarn from her own stash:
It is a special edition skein from Textile Arts, only available if you were a part of the color co-op.

Here is another lovely donation! This is a skein of BFL sock yarn from Wild Fire Fibres in the colorway Pixie. It was donated by another generous friend of Korin's.
wildfire fiber

Another donation, from Laurie of Ouou http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5395222
These adorable hand-made knitting note cards (please note, there are many more cards in the prize than in this picture!):

There may be more yarn and fiber to come!



Posted by: chiromama (chiromama)
Posted at: May 30th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)

You named it after me??? I'm not worthy of your love :)

Posted by: lousli (lousli)
Posted at: May 30th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)

Well, c'mon! Who else was I going to name it after?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 9th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)

When we donate, is it enter once for every 5 dollars or do we have to actually hit the donate button as many times as we want to be entered. (ie if I donate 10 dollars will that enter me twice, or do I need to donate 5 dollars twice)

Posted by: lousli (lousli)
Posted at: June 9th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)

You only have to click it once, and then you can donate any amount. Thanks for entering!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 9th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)

ok thanks

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 3rd, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)

I'm in! and wishing your friend well!


Posted by: dcstarlette (dcstarlette)
Posted at: June 5th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)

That's so awesome! I'd love to donate something, let me see what I have -- and I'll be buying LOTS of tickets!!

Posted by: dcstarlette (dcstarlette)
Posted at: June 5th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)

Although now I'm torn LOL between pimping it all over the 'net and keeping my chances of winning high...

See what I give up for you, K?? LOL!

Posted by: lousli (lousli)
Posted at: June 8th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)

No, spread the word, really! I'll send you a skein of yarn or something ; )

Posted by: dcstarlette (dcstarlette)
Posted at: June 8th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)

Of course I have! :)

I'll just to rely on my excellent yarn-winning luck to get my hands on that Wollmeise!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 8th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
thank you

Thank you for doing this Korin, Lousli. I met Korin in an online circle for women struggling to conceive and learned so much. I followed in her footsteps and got lucky too. I've been reading her blog ever since and hope to meet her IRL some day.
May we all have the families we dream of.

Posted by: pamelamama (pamelamama)
Posted at: June 16th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)

OH, hm, I can probably find some folks willing to donate stuff... would you want to host this on hyenacart or something? Can you email me pamelamama/gmail... I might have an idea...

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