Sunday, August 3, 2008

Ravelympics and Karen's 3Day Breast Cancer Walk

Karen's 3Day Walk

This year, my cousin Karen Michalak will take part in the 3Day Breast Cancer Walk for the fourth straight year. She and her daughter and hundreds of others will walk 60 miles over the course of 3 days to raise money for Breast Cancer research and education. They will sleep in tents and shower in trucks at the end of each long, grueling day. In the past, they have walked in sweltering heat as well as in drenching downpours. For three years I was there to see them walking proudly across the finish line. Their only reward is knowing that they have done something to benefit others. Please follow this link and make a donation to help Karen reach her goal of $2200.00. Every donation counts, no matter how small.
I thank you, Karen thanks you and your daughter's will thank you.

I have entered the 2008 Ravelympics under the auspices of my good friend mismalice and TEAM SOCKTOPUS! My events are Shawl Relay and WIP Wrestling. I am doing the Heartland Shawl in TwistedFiberArts Shiny in the Giles colorway and the WIP is my DancingLeafFarm Vest. I have started a Flickr Set HERE and will add pics as I progress. I am afraid that I may have to unravel and begin again on the vest. I finished the back section and it is entirely too long. That is why it has been languishing in the bottom of my knitting bag since April. You may remember that I had started the Heartland a while back, but the false start should not count, since I have unraveled and rewound and am poised to cast-on anew! I was using US #8 needles since the US #7's were tied up here:

This is a beautiful scarf pattern from the last issue of Interweave Knits. I am more than 1/2 done, but it will have to rest on some stitch holders while I prepare for the Shawl Relay. Anyone who is registered with Ravelry is eligible to sign up for an event. The rules are that you start on 08/08/08 and must finish by the closing ceremonies 17 days later. This will be quite a challange for me since I am such a slow knitter. Stay tuned for my progress!