This Satuday, April 13, Simply Socks Yarn Company is hosting a special event- a silent auction to benefit the Community Harvest Foodbank. If you live in Fort Wayne or are within driving distance, I highly recommend attending (1315 E. State Blvd) from 1-2pm to bid on special items donated by our generous dyers/crafters/yarn companies. I have nearly four dozen kits, skeins, bags and accessories for you to bid on and take home. Looking for a special gift for a new baby in your life? Lorna's Laces has a hand knit monster and a wee little sweater for you. Want a gift for the knitter in your life? Claudia's Hand Painted Yarn has donated several shawl kits to inspire. Want to design your own Poste Yarn striping color and get five skeins dyed to order? That's on the table too. What about a sock kit featuring the bag below from Michelle of Three Bags Full? Don't miss it!
Full details can be found at this Ravelry event listing. I would really appreciate if you could share this link with Ravelry groups you think might be interested, or on Facebook, or by e-mailing or talking to friends. I could use any help in spreading the word about this event. Each dollar we raise can be leveraged by the Community Harvest Foodbank into $7, using their support network and corporate assistance.
Please bring your check book or cash, as the foodbank doesn't have a way to process your credit card at the event.
You can come early or stay late after the auction, as the store is open for shopping from 10-4, and the silent auction runs oly from 1-2pm. See the new things on the shelves like the special deal trickling in through customs to celebrate Fleece Artist's 35th anniversary (more on that later). Or check out Opal's new Diamont collection. Choose a new set of high tech carbon composite Karbonz needles from Knitter's Pride. Or how about a hand made needle case from Lena Brown?
If we are able to put together a similar event next year, I hope to find a way to include our knitters and crocheters worldwide. If you'd like to support the even this year, you can snag a skein of this special edition colorway of 100% silk from Tanis Fiber Arts. I'm donating 10% of the sales to the foodbank for this delicious skein.