Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Run, don't walk and buy this yarn

In response to Miss Violet finding a lump in her breast, the great and very cool Lisa Souza created a new colorway of her fantastic yarn.

This is what she said about it on her blog:
"This time it is different. When Lime & Violet asked me a few months ago, if I could create a sock color to help them to raise funds to keep the lights on, I was flattered and wondering exactly who these two young women were. Then, with the birthday I-pod, I got to know their voices and just fell into the fun and entertaining ways that they have about them. Along the way, Miss Violet has had some tough days and this week has brought her full on into the scary world of women who find a lump. How an insurance company can tell a person that there is a 1K deductible to be met before any help kicks in is more than a person with this stress should be able to endure. Once again I have been asked and have created Violet's Pink Ribbon, to help to generate funds to defray the costs of finding out what comes next. It will be a self striping colorway with the pink ribbon swirling with the party that is Lime & Violet...effervescent and full of life. No matter what happens, this colorway will be earmarked for Breast Cancer, with an emphasis on Life and the pursuit of happiness."

The sock yarn is here

The merino sock yarn is here

The superfine, superwash sport yarn is here

There's something there for everybody. I know it's the holidays and money is tight for many folks, but if you can scrounge together something I would be so grateful. No one should have to go through something like this feeling alone and this is a chance for us all to put our arms around a knitter we may not have met, but love just the same.

For just $6, you can also get this fantastic pattern
which uses just one skein of the yarn, and gives you short-row and lace chops to boot.


Anonymous said...

You rock Lara! I've already put in my order to 3 skeins of Sock Merino and can't wait to get it. Hope you're feeling better - I look forward to a hearing you on a longer podcast soon. I always enjoy them!

Anonymous said...

I was going to order only 1 skein of sock yarn, to make a pair for myself...but then I thought, why am I being so selfish? And ordered 2 skeins so I can make some socks for my sister, too! I can't wait to get them! Thanks for the tip!