It’s always the season to be thinking about charitable projects, but there a couple that are near and dear to my heart going on right now.
First, The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee’s fundraiser for the 2012 Dog-a-thon — a walk-a-thon for homeless pets. The page where you can make donations is here. I get so much joy from reading the IBKC blog every day that I donate to this worthy cause every year. You could also make a donation to your local humane society if you prefer.
Second, Lynn Zimmerman in once again participating in the Denver Oyster for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Her donation page is here. Lynn is offering some prizes in a raffle for people who donate — you can read more about them on her blog, here.
Camp Loopy Project
Thanks for all your kind comments about the poncho I am designing/knitting. I have been writing up the pattern as I knit, so I will have it available shortly after I complete the project. While I am making mine from a fairly expensive yarn (because The Loopy Ewe gave a nice discount on yarn purchased for Camp Loopy projects) you could use any worsted weight wool or wool blend to make it: Cascade 220, Encore, etc.
I am still knitting away because, you know, there is nothing better than knitting a large heavy project in a wool/cashmere blend in 105-degree heat. It’s a good thing I have air conditioning, or I would not be able to work on this in the heatwave we have been having. Even indoors in an air conditioned space it gets too warm to work on. But I am hoping to finish it soon. I am halfway through my seventh skein and I have eight skeins total:
“I heart the a/c!”