Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Passionately Pink Raffle Begins!

It is truly amazing what 20 people can do when they set their minds to it! We started out on a venture this past June. Our goal was to each knit the beautiful cabled sampler throw, designed by Melissa Leapman. As we chose our colors, someone suggested we all collaborate and make one. Oh my, from there, the idea kept growing and growing! It was so amazing to see every one's excitement as we formulated our plan.

Our plan is now in its final stage of fruition! Twenty six panels and 300 hours later, we are able to show the public our 'labor of love'. And now, we invite you to come to Renaissance Yarns and see for yourself what 20 people can do when they set their heart and mind to a project. Here is a sneak preview, of course, pictures do not do this throw justice!

This beautiful throw is going to be raffled off. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, October 31st at 6 PM and the presentation of the throw will be Saturday, November 3rd. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the cause.

Since opening Renaissance Yarns, I am amazed (and concerned) at how many women I know have or are currently battling breast cancer. I can only imagine how one feels when the doctor tells the news. I have two brother-in-laws who are dealing with two different types of cancer. For me, this project truly has truly been about hope for the future, and that one day, we will find cures, early detection and perhaps even prevention. My recent learning is that some forms of cancer show no systems until it is all but too late.

I would like to express a deep and heartfelt thanks to Louet Yarns for their contribution of yarn to the project. And to the Ewe-nited Knitters - CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Has it really been that long?

OK, so what's the point of having a blog if your not going to blog; right? Well, I promise to get better about it. I just cannot believe how fast time goes! The older I get, the faster time goes! Meanwhile, I hope that you have stayed up to date with what's going on about the shop via our weekly e-newsletter. If you are not receiving it, the problem is one of two things. Problem 1: you are not a subscriber to our newsletter. It's fast and easy, just go to our homepage and sign up. Problem 2: you are a subscriber, but our e-newsletter is going to your junk folder. These days, technology seems to default that most things we receive in our inbox is junk, so the software processes the email accordingly. To solve this, go into your junk folder, find the email from us, right click and choose 'not junk' or 'accept emails from this sender' etc. The e-newsletter is sent weekly, usually on Wednesday.

Other news, Shilo celebrated his 1st birthday last month. He is still the baby of the family for about 4 more months. Around February, my family will be welcoming Emma Rose into the world. I am sure that Shilo will continue to be spoiled but he might have to share the attention!