Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Pink Scarf Project Meets Mr. Micawber


During my blogging adventures I have crossed paths with many wonderful women.
Two of these lovely ladies are the inspiration for this post:
Sue 
and
Vicki

If these two bloggers have not met, yet, I would like to introduce them to each other:
Sue meet Vicki, Vicki meet Sue. :-)

Unbeknownst to them (until now) these two women have collaborated on this project:

It is part of the following scarf donation project for breast cancer 
coupled with a scarf pattern intended for charity:


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Vicki is collecting scarves for women fighting breast cancer
and Sue wrote a scarf pattern for charity.
How perfect is that?
Both have generously given their time, energy and love to these heartfelt causes.

So here's my part:
 A "pink" yarn run, was in order.
The stash-busting rule was broken, but goodness gracious, this was for a cause. ;-) 
(The stash simply did not produce a color appropriate for this project.)
Boy, it was nice to choose any pink yarn from the entire array of pink.
Funny thing, once I arrived home after the purchase, one of the skeins was missing.
To make a long story short, I dropped it upon exiting the store. 
Lucky for me, a sweet customer turned it in and when I called they had it waiting for me.
So I have come to the conclusion that yarn people are good honest folk.
(We already knew that, right?)
Hmmmmm...just had some funny thoughts:
CSI: Your Local Yarn Shop
White and Black Market of Yarn
The Yarn Maffia
Can you imagine what a sting operation would be like with these criminals?
Oops, sorry I digress.
Back to the scarf:
 Sue's post includes a written version or short-hand version of the "Laurel Leaf Scarf". 
A diagram and videos are included, as well.
She even posts about blocking the scarf here.
No matter what your learning style, she has given you the tools to help.
The pattern is free. Sue graciously asks that you make a donation to a charity of your choice.
I chose Vicki's, in hopes to bring a smile and a little love to a victim of this devastating disease.
 Vicki's post includes an address to mail the scarves.
If you are interested in donating a scarf, the project goes through
October 2013.

Lots of love and gratitude to Sue and Vicki for their loving efforts!

29 comments:

  1. This is awesome! You've paired projects and purpose perfectly. I love the colors you've selected (although I know Sue is a big fan of violet hues), and Vicki's project is so admirable. The best part, of course, is your suggestion for TV programming. Even I would subscribe to cable if such a crafty schedule were offered!!!

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    1. Thanks Snowcatcher! I too would finally have to breakdown and subscribe to cable. Nice to know that we are not the only onse sans cable. :-)

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  2. Oh Astri- I am so humbled that you would create something so beautiful for this special project. Thank you so much! The scarf is absolutely gorgeous-- Sue's pattern is stunning and you have brought it to life so beautifully. You are going to bring a wonderful smile to the lucky recipient of this beautiful scarf- they will know that they are loved and prayed for.

    I truly love you for this amazing act of charity--
    Thank you for sharing the project with your devoted readers--

    Love
    Vicki

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    1. You are very welcome Vicki. Thank you for the opportunity and the great lengths you have gone to to pull this together. Mine was the easy part. :-)

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  3. Well done Astri, what a lovely gesture, I love Sue's scarf and have it on my to do list it looks very pretty in pink and yes of course breaking the stash-busting for this worthy cause is more than acceptable, I love the look of Vicki's blog and am off to investigate in more detail. :)

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    1. Aw, the "to do" list - I have so many and so many inspriting you with all your fantastic projects. Will we live long enough to make them all?

      Thanks for the stash-busting hall pass. :-)

      Vicki is indeed a sweetheart for spreading the love and well wishes.

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  4. Lovely lovely scarf!

    I like the idea of a yarn CSI. :-) There is actually a series of knitting or crochet mystery books, isn't there? I would love to read those!

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    1. Really? I want those books. Can you imagine the hilarity?

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  5. Very gorgeous scarf indeed! This pattern is perfect and such a wonderful cause! I may have to put my hand to use, but need to finish making a few costume props for a play my agency is hosting in a week. Thank you for a great introduction to two obviously talented and caring ladies.

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    1. You are welcome Jen. Thank you for leaving the sweet comment.

      Costume props? That sounds interesting. I will pop on over to your blog and see what I can find.

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  6. What a great cause, and what a great scarf. The two pinks are lovely and the design is brilliant. Chel x

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    1. Thank you Chel. I was worried about the two toned scarf, so thank you for leaving that comment. :-)

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  7. How absolutely wonderful, Astri. To use Sue's pattern for Vicki's cause. I like the way Snowcatcher said it: You've paired project with purpose. And definitely worth the yarn run. :) The scarf is beautiful and will be treasured. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Much gratitude for your thoughtful comment Tammy.

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  8. What a great scarf and story.

    Linda

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  9. I love it......beautiful,like the colors too.The pink one is my favorite.

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  10. Wow, I'm very honoured! The scarf is lovely - such soft and feminine shades of pink. Thanks so much for your generous donation to a good cause (and for the gracious mention too). I had not yet met Vicki - but will pop over there next.

    P.S. We don't have cable either - or even a TV. :) (But we do watch things online.)

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    1. Oh good, another non-cable/TV person. And we, like you, watch online occasionally, as well.

      Your pattern is, as always, easy to follow and you make a difficult looking project simple. Great instructions on that finish that continued that twist thing.

      Thanks again Sue, you are the best!

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  11. Morning, Astri - thanks for visiting me for WOYWW. Your pink scarf looks fab. Have a great week x

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for dropping by. :-)

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  12. Oh what a nice crochet blog.This work is wonderful,the rosé one,i love it!!If you look on my blog ,you can see why ;0).
    The Granny Flowers are so beautiful.
    If you go to a good bloggerfriend from me:gobunt.blogspot.de,you find many about breast cancer ♥
    Have a wonderful day and greetings from germany,
    Ulli

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    1. You certainly have a lovely pink blog Ulli! Thank you for visiting and the nice comment.

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  13. Hé, c'est super joli ces deux couleurs roses ensemble !!!!
    Bonne soirée Astri ;-)

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    1. Thank you Domi! I love your French comments. Thank goodness for translator. -)

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  14. Oh I like this post! And the scarf too!

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  15. Oh, what do i see in this previous post?! You support breast cancer and for that i hug you once more♥. It is so important for us survivors, that people like you do something. Thank you so much♥♥♥
    XO, Martina♥

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