I meant to do this post over the weekend, but finally got caught up just tonight to take some photos of the shawl I'm going to auction off for October's "worthy cause." I'm sure most of you know Mel, our sweet blogging friend from Peru. She's been quite busy with other things in her life and job right now, so you probably haven't seen many posts or comments from her, but back in August, she posted a story about her friend Rita Lucia. (And if you read Spanish, Mel has also created a blog just for Rita and her recovery efforts).
At Mel's request for ideas from creative people, I decided to do my part with a handknitted shawl. The auction proceeds from this shawl will go directly to Mel who will put it into the bank account for expenses related to Rita Lucia's recovery efforts.
This shawl is 100% wool. I admit these pictures don't really do it justice, but hopefully when you click to enlarge them, you will get a better idea of how this shawl looks. It's not a huge shawl, but would be very warm over your shoulders on a chilly evening while still leaving your lower arms free for sitting at the computer and blogging! The front edge folds back into a little "lapel."
Although this shawl would hang very nicely over your shoulders without having to be secured, you may also want to think about getting one of these lovely handmade shawl pins from Romi. I found her website (Google!) early one Saturday morning. I had been looking for some new shawl pins and penannular brooches and Romi has a nice selection of both.
So, on to the auction! The auction will be open until 8 PM (CDT) Friday night (Oct. 10th). I realize finances are tight for everyone right now, but I hope you can find a little extra in your wallet (and heart) to contribute towards a very determined young lady (and in return you will get a beautiful red shawl to wear this winter!). Please leave bids in the "Comments" section of this blog post or if you're not comfortable with that, you may also e-mail your bid to me (rjknits at msn dot com). Bid high and bid often!