And in further news…
Todays installments are delicious, and remember any two hour shift will get you a one in four chance to win a prize.
First up today is a silk notions purse from dellaQ. At a moderate but still useful 5 inches by 7 inches, this pretty stripe-ey thing will delight you every time you reach for a stitch marker. It will also add brownie points to your karma since, as it says on the package insert, “a portion of your purchase trains low-income and rural Vietnamese women in the art of quilting.”
Second, we have a luscious skein of Araucania Ushya in Platinum Gray. This chainette, 98%merino/2% polymide yarn is soft as a cloud, and at 114 yd/100gm, it will make a scarf, cowl or mitts that will go with everything you own.
Next we have a skein of Berroco Voyage in color Mossy. Another chainette yarn, this one in a worsted gauge. I wouldn’t call it “Mossy” exactly; it’s a lovely, tweedy balanced blend of green, teal, red, yellow, green and purple with bits of blue and brown that picks up whatever it’s next to. Alpaca with a touch of polyester give it a soft but bouncy hand you’ll enjoy working with.
And last we’re offering up a skein of Schaefer Anne in color Clare Boothe Luce. Schaefer names all their Anne yarns after famous women. In case you didn’t know, Clare Boothe Luce was an author best known for her play, “The Women.” You can read all about her here, and maybe you can tell us why she is represented in these bold peacock colors. With a generous 560yds/4oz, this 60% superwash merino/ 25% mohair/ 15% nylon blend has a subtle sheen that will make a super fancy shawl.
Tomorrow is the deadline for signing up for your 2 hour shift. We really hope to get as much of our community as possible to work on this project. And it’s going to be such fun!