Monday, January 29, 2007

Something nice you can do

Sometimes, when you read stories like these it's difficult to imagine what you can do to help the person you're reading about.

Here is Allison's blog, with Evan's story in her own words, and here is her eBay store.

Maybe think about what you could contribute by buying something from her, you know? Um, because most of us aren't running away from yarn and she's selling it and brain surgery for a three-month old is a Good Cause. I think if we could all spread the news around and a couple hundred people spent about $10 apiece *on yarn* at her eBay store, that might make a difference. And I think it's one of the things she needs, based on this post.

What do y'all think? I'm going to buy something Wednesday when I get paid. I've always wanted to try Mission Falls 1824 wool. No time like the present.

If you can't, don't want to or haven't got the money, PLEASE don't feel bad. There's no pressure. I firmly believe that if you're one of the people who is supposed to do this, you'll know. If you aren't going to, don't feel cheerful about doing it or I'm simply annoying you, just come back tomorrow...I'll try to be funny or knitworthy...and just say a prayer today for this little family. It's okay. It really is. (I'm just trying to put the word out, though it's really funny to think that after Laurie posted about it somehow I would need to help pass it on. I am not trying to make you feel awful or pressured.)

Fee is glad that her post-bath performance was so enjoyable yesterday, and horrified to learn how many kitties *ACCIDENTALLY* get in the shower. She would like y'all to know that she would NEVER EVER EVER do that, because do you know how long it takes her coat to dry? (Hours!)

Fee and Grady get a bath every three weeks. They do not like it, At All.


Blogger Jocelyn said...

So glad you suggested this. I read that this morning as well as was devastated. Allison is really great to work with and her prices are very fair.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Inky said...

thanks for posting this about Allison and her adorable kidlette. I have in mind to try some Misti Alpaca in a colorway I recently saw, and she has it in stock, so come payday, I'll be placing a small, but hopefully helpful, order. And thinking the good thoughts!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

LOL - May is fascinated by water and falls into the shower periodically... Chaos' brother has been known to jump into the tub with my SIL. :)

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Sheila said...

I can feel my heart breaking for that family. Even I'm going to go buy some yarn.


1:32 PM  
Blogger Wannabe said...

Really this is excellent Jen. We can help a family out AND add to the stash. What's better than helping a family by buying what we all love and getting a sense of feeling like we helped in some small way to contribute to a child that REALLY needs help in any way we can give.
I'm totally ordering on Friday when my hubby gets paid. She has Misti Alpaca Bulky that is out of this world and it's cheaper on her site than at my LYS so maybe I'll have to order a bunch. Thanks so much for posting this!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch your mailbox, Yoshimi!


6:30 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

Yarn buying is definitely something I can do to help out!

2:54 PM  

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