Knit for the Cure, anyone?

Calling all Mile High Knitters:

Monday, Mom and I and Susan, another Lady of the Lamb, drove to Granby to visit Lonesome Stone Natural Fiber Mill to witness the shearing of some alpacas who are “donating” their fleece to Knit for the Cure. Check it out.

Shearing

Meet Mojito

As you can see, Mojito was none too thrilled with the proceedings, but certainly looked cooler after his haircut.

Though Handsome up there isn’t a Knit-for-the-Cure donor, a number of the Grand County alpacas—and their human friends—have generously given the shirts off their backs—so to speak—in order that Lonesome Stone can spin its wonderful three-ply sport weight for the Knit for the Cure shawls.

Here’s how it works: Volunteer knitters will receive a 400–yard skein of either black or white yarn that they will knit into this pretty lace shawl. (Not to worry, the pattern’s easy, even the lace-impaired at Chez Nake-id Knits can do it.) The shawls will then be sold at the Lamb with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit the Denver Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

To volunteer as a shawl knitter, email Jeannie at recycledlamb@qwest.net and include your name and email in the body of the message. Jeannie will be distributing yarn on June 17 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Recycled Lamb. Linda and Marv from Lonesome Stone will also be on hand with their baby alpacas.

Can't make it? Then stream it. Our local NBC affiliate is running a story about the Lamb/Lonesome Stone charity spin-and-knit on June 16.

Wanna see the finished shawl?

Knit for the Cure

Full disclosure: I am totally affiliated with The Lamb; Mom works there. I teach there. Got a soft spot, what can I say?

 

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June 8. 2006 12:23

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AmyB (the one who was piecing together the baby blankets at my house) and I are already signed up!  I can't wait to get my e-mail!  They still need a bunch of folks?

Cathi |

June 8. 2006 12:24

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PS- Are you going to Estes?

Cathi |

June 9. 2006 07:22

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Such a nice day you had! great idea to get $ for the foundation!

Vik |

June 29. 2007 17:26

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June 29. 2007 17:27

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