Charity Auction - Lacy Cotton Crochet Shawl Auction 07-13-22 01

Charity Auction!

Meredith MC had a great idea in comments on the “Profit Margin” blog post for the lacy shawl. Have a CHARITY AUCTION!

Charity Auction Details

  • Auction Item – Crochet April Showers Shawl
  • How to Bid – I’ve set up an auction on the web site. The minimum bid is $70. You will need to register on the site to be able to bid. But every dollar of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to a charity. A receipt of donation will be sent to the winning bidder.
  • CharityThe Women’s Reproduction Rights Assistance Project is doing amazing work to help make sure we all can have a choice in our private health decisions.
  • Bidding Ends – 11:59 PM (Eastern U.S./Canada time) on Sunday, July 31, 2022

If you were hoping to donate to a worthy cause for women’s reproductive rights in the U.S., you might as well get a hand-made, crochet shawl as part of the deal. Right?

I’ll be adding more photos of the shawl to the auction. But if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me with any questions. I’ll update the auction to reflect additional information that readers want to know before bidding.

And thank you Meredith for the great idea. I’m hopeful that it works and raises at least a fair amount of money for a good cause.

Current Knitting/Cranking

As noted, I started back to work on the Millamia Baby Blanket.

I’ve finished about 5.5″ so far, which is one full ball of Millamia Naturally Baby Soft yarn is 50% cotton and 50% soy. I’m making mine in colorway, Softest Silver.

The blanket will end up being about 27″ wide (not including a border I will add) and probably about the same length. I’m quite pleased with how it’s turning out and I’m enjoying the knitting.

I also finished cranking the second orange sock.

I ran out of yarn on the second sock, so I did a wildly contrasting toe with leftover yarn. These socks were an experiment. I made a very loose fabric, so the socks are oversized and slouchy. There are also a couple of mistakes which I fixed in a bit of a ham-handed way. But they’re for me, so it doesn’t matter much.

4 comments on “Charity Auction!

  1. Omg. I think you may have just hit upon a brilliant marketing scheme with those socks! Kind of like wearing fancy underwear that no one will ever see. Especially for folks who have to dress more conservatively for work. Plain nice socks on top with party toes at the ends. And wacky people who wear their Birkenstocks with socks and so obviously have little concern for what the world thinks of their fashion choices (like myself) would also love them.

    Good luck with your auction!

  2. Joe: Heartfelt thanks for choosing to auction your shawl and especially thanks for donating to WRRAP. Might I kindly suggest that if you do something similar in the future that you do it as a raffle? Others may be in my position that a $5 or $10 raffle chance, or even a $25-$50 donation can be managed in my “discretionary” budget, but a $100+ expenditure can’t–no matter how valuable the item or how worthy the cause. Maybe even do it that we make a donation directly to WRRAP (or other charity of your choice) & send a note to that effect to a unique email address that you manage; then you randomly select from there? I get that 1) there’s nothing stopping me from making a donation, even if I’m not bidding on the shawl; and 2) this process would likely be harder for you to manage, which isn’t fair, so feel free to ignore. You’re the boss of you!

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