Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Blanket of Comfort

I don't really know where to start. This isn't about food and I don't have words how to explain. There are so many things that are hard to put into words here. First off is the matter of "friends" on the internet. You know. Friends that you have never met face to face but that you swear that you know. The kinds of friends that send you surprise packages of fun things. The kinds of friends that listen to you. Maybe you don't know but I swear that I do. Some of my favorite people are people that I met on a computer eons ago (ok, 25 years maybe...waving to Tabby and Lee). I digress. The matter at hand is one of sadness. I woke up to a tweet that Jennifer Perillo, someone that I admire just lost her husband. So young. The girls are very young. It struck too close to home. I sat frozen because I didn't know what to do. There was a blog post For Mikey asking the blogging community to make Mikey's favorite Peanut Butter Pie. I couldn't do it. I hate peanut butter and I can't bake worth beans. Mikey would have hated it (I just know this) What is it that I can do? Jennifer and the girls are going to be in a tight spot. So #AFundForJennie* has been created and this is one of the fundraisers that this nonprofit, Bloggers Without Borders started by Shauna Ahern and Maggy Keet is running.

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When all else fails I knit. No, I don't cook. I knit. I started a blanket for Jennifer to wrap around herself in days to come. Then I started reading about the situation and realized that if I could sell the blanket the money would help Jennifer and the girls more than the blanket itself. So please bid. I am starting off with a minimum bid of 100.00. This blanket is made out of Noro Silk Garden which is a silk and wool blend. I am knitting now and it is soft. Leave your bids in the comment section. If this is too much for you please consider making a donation through PayPal.

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On a different note, I am making a Bobbka for Mikey today.

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Ok, so it isn't that pretty but it tastes really good and THIS time it will be pretty damnit!

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It kinda fell last time but it tasted really good. I will keep you posted.

Now go bid on my blanket. Please. Highest bidder will be announced on Tuesday August 30th.

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22 comments:

  1. Janis, I made this blanket last year for my son....he loves it.  It was an easy blanket to knit up, and it knit up quickly.....

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  2. Janis, this blanket looks gorgeous. That feeling, of knowing someone you've never met? That is what I so adore about this community. I'm so glad to not be alone with that feeling. And I'm happy to see all of us giving in whatever ways we can.
    I'll start the bidding off, $100.

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  3. Your kindness and generosity has me sitting with tears in my eyes. The blanket is beautiful, just like YOU!

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  4. If I had $100, I'd bid, I promise. It's gorgeous and the thought and emotion behind it make it worth ten times that amount. Say an extra prayer in one or two of those stitches for me, ok?

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  5. Upping the bid to $150 for a beautiful blanket and an even more beautiful sentiment!

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  6. So sorry to hear about your internet friend, Sis.

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  7. Thanks sissy. It is very sad :--(

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  8. Upping the bid to $175

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  9. Thanks! Can you send me your email?

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  10. Hi, my email is khargraves (@) yahoo.com 

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  11. Thanks Heidi! Can I have your email?

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  12. My email is oddmanrush@sbcglobal.net.  The blanket is beautiful!

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  13. Yay! Thanks. Email?

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  14. I included it in my reply but here it is again: deirdre181 at gmail.com

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  15. So did I win? Say the word and I'll make the donation.

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  16. You did win! I emailed you. If you donate directly just send me confirmation # from Paypal and your address to janis@earthlink.net Also note on donation that it is for blanket.

    Thanks again!

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