Monday, October 6, 2008

Time for Another Auction

Gosh, is it Monday night already? That's what happens when you take a couple days off work and try to cram a week's worth of activities into 4 days! I always wish my days at work would go by as quickly as my days off!

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."

Front View
(blouse not included)

Back View

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.

(shawl pin not included)

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!


Jayne said...

It's beautiful Ruthie. I'll open the bidding at $20! :c)

KGMom said...

OK--I'll raise the bid to $30.
And yes, it is lovely. Such a vibrant color--perfect for grey winter evenings.

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Jayne & Donna. Even with all the "holes" in the shawl, it's surprisingly warm when you're wearing it draped over your shoulders.

Mary said...

Ruthie, your heart is huge. Mel will be smiling from ear to ear. It's beautiful!

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Mary. Mel also did a post about this shawl on her blog for Rita Lucia, but it's in Spanish, so I can't read what she's written!

RuthieJ said...

A short while ago, I received an e-mail bid of $40 for this shawl. Do I hear $45?

Jayne said...

Oh, heck, I'll go $45!

RuthieJ said...

Wow Jayne - you rock! Thanks so much!

Mel said...

Thank you all for your support and the good wishes. I'm gone from blogging for a while and miss visiting blog-friends like you.

Thank you Ruthie for your time, your talent, your big heart.

God bless you all, hugs from Peru!!

RuthieJ said...

The auction has closed and Jayne has the winning high bid of $45!

Thank you Jayne and everyone else for participating in my "worthy cause" auction.