Monday, November 15, 2010

And the winner is...

Last Sunday Seoul Stitch'n Bitch held our second (Annual? this might have become a tradition, who knows?) Ugly Blanket Raffle!! We were so excited to end this project (finally... oh, me and my crochet hook are tired) and send the blanket off to its new home. And we raised a lot of money for a great cause.

In total, we raised 376,000 won, more than double what we were able to collect last year. Over half of that was thanks to the efforts of Marie and Greg and the wonderful generosity of the teachers and staff of Eunhaeng Elementary School and Seohae Middle School in Siheung City. Thank you so much for your help!! All of the donated money went to the Korean Sexual Violence Resource Center in their efforts to help raise awareness and help victims of sexual violence.

Marie shook up all the tickets for us, so they would be well mixed, and then Greg did the honors.

And the winner of Ugly Blanket #2 is .... our very own Angie!! She's currently in Australia but will be back in Korea in February. It seems fitting that she would win this blanket, since she is the one who initiated this idea of knitting an ugly blanket for charity. Our other winners were Riah, who received a skein of gorgeous handspun, and Eunhaeng Elementary's music teacher, who received a braid of fiber. Presumably this will go to her daughter, whom Marie taught to spin at her winter Fiber Camp last year. ^_^ Both of these prizes were donated by the lovely Etsy seller, The Good Sheep.

I'll leave you with some more pictures of the blanket in all its wonderful glory. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, both in time, money, and ugly yarn/squares. The KSVRC was so excited to hear about our project, and it was a lot of fun to organize. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did, and I can't wait to do it again next year! In the meantime, work on some squares and save your extra cheon-wons for tickets... ^_~

- Siobhain

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I think I need this.

Not want, NEED.

Kirby's Epic Yarn

(And here is a review, in case you need coaxing.)