Jeannie Davis, owner of the The Recycled Lamb in Lakewood, Colorado is once again calling on knitters to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Last year at this time, Jeannie mobilized the knitting community in a full frontal assault on breast cancer. The yarn was underwritten by The Recycled Lamb and Knitting Fever, Inc., and hundreds of knitters volunteered their time in this labor of love enabling the full value of these beautiful scarves to benefit this important cause. The Recycled Lamb succeeded in presenting the Komen Foundation with 3,000 pink hand knit scarves! With the Foundation selling these special scarves at $20 a pop --$60,000 towards a cure represents a spectacular contribution from the knitting community!
So this year, Jeannie is teaming with Linda Dewey of Lonesome Stone Yarns. This year's project will be beautiful handknit rectangular shawls in a very simple lacey pattern in gorgeous Lonesome Stone alpaca yarns. Yarns will be distributed to knitters in mid-June. We've got until around Labor Day to get the shawls knit and returned to Jeannie--NO PROBLEM. Lots of knitters are already signed up, but more are needed, so let's do it!
I'm sweetening the incentive: everyone who volunteers to knit and returns a completed shawl to the Recycled Lamb by the deadline in September will have their name entered into a drawing to win a selection of beautiful yarns from the Louisa Harding collection (retail value over $100) .
For more information and to volunteer as a knitter, please contact Jeannie at the Recycled Lamb on 303-234-9337 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.