Friday, December 29, 2006

Let's go team!!

I am amazed and at the same time humbled by the charity of knitters.. in Stephanie’s(a.k.a. The Yarn Harlot) words.. we are a big team.. a force to be reckoned with. So I call on you to show the world just what a force we are..
I know I have been talking about The Pearlington Project for a long time.. but the need is still there and current and is not going to be done till we are standing on the porches of houses of Pearlington..
The big goal:Raise $150,000 to cover the cost of materials with all volunteer labor to house 7 children and 5 adults. This is for 4 houses..
My part at Knitters Build a House is working to raise $45,000 for the Earl Family.
The Pearlington Project Katrina Foundation can bring this family home but only with your help. There are roughly 350 of you who will read this entry. If each one of you make a tax-deductible donation of only $10 to the Foundation and then send this linkor post it on your own blog and get at least 5 of your friends and colleagues and ask them to do the same, we will have $35,000 of the $45,000 needed. It is that simple and that doable. If you can donate more, I respectfully ask that you consider doing so. If you alone can not donate $10, I would ask that you please do what you can. Perhaps, your employer, school, church, or gym will help. Donate online at or via regular mail at the address below:
The Pearlington Project Katrina Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation
PO Box 127
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Thursday, December 21, 2006

More treasures to tempt you..

With the last drawing over I have a couple more items to tempt you into donations!*
First up is the new loom knitting book:
Learn New Stitches on Circle Looms by Anne Bipes Donated by Anne herself!

Also a few more things for my needle knitting friends..
an offer of the book Beautiful Knitting by Luce Smits (this is a beautiful book!)

And 1 skein of Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in the Aslan colourway..

Also Isela is donating a copy of her new book Loom Knitting Primer the lucky winner will recieve a copy when they come out in February!

Remember to be elgible to be in the drawing for these items please:
1. Make a donation to The Pearlington Foundation
2. Email me and tell me.. DLayman at neo dot rr dot com
3. If you want to specifically be in the drawing for any loom knitting items add the word loom to your subject line!

The deadline this time around will be December 31. So get those donations in! Remember they are tax deductable in the U.S. and your donation goes directly to paying for building materials to rebuild the homes of the families in Pearlington Mississippi!
Thank you all!

I will be back with any more updates as they come in!

The knitty gritty.. again these items have been donated by private parties as a little incentive to get people out to donate.. they are not from the Pearlington Foundation itself, and should not be construed as such.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Drawing Winners!

Well the deadline has come and gone, and so I warmed up the old random number generator and got some winners!
Here they are:
Amanda wins the coveted Unusual Toys for you to Knit and Enjoy

Quilting Granny (Charlie) and Sheryl both win a $25 gift certificate to the Decor Accents online store!
June wins two patterns of choice from Jane Thorneleys collection! (very nice)

Gretchen wins a $25 gift certificate from Markman Farms

Brittany Wins a $25 gift certificate from Patti's Creative Memories Store.

and Jennifer.. who was the only one to put Loom.. in her subject line wins a signed copy of my book Learn to Knit on Circle Looms!
I have emailed all of you so please look for the emails and get back to me so I can direct these items to you!

Congratulations.. and I already have some donations trickling in for a second Drawing. I will let you know what they are later on this week!