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November 01, 2005

A Worthy Cause

While Blog Hopping the other day, I enjoyed a post by the Stitchin' Seminarian on being a yarn snob.

I have to admit, I am a yarn snob.

A few years ago my friend Marian in Arizona mentioned she was going to begin spinning her own yarn. My reply, "They sell yarn every day at Wal-Mart. Why would you want to make it?"

Fast forward... Now I not only make it, but I REALLY, REALLY dislike the ACKrillic stuff at Wal-Mart.

So now the question, what to do with the Wal-Mart stash?

One of the Seminiarian's commenters, Abby writes about Interim House, a drug and alcohol treatment center near her. At Interim House, knitting brings all sorts of wonderful things to the residents there. Like Elizabeth Zimmermann said, It's not so much about what you're knitting as it is about what happens while you're knitting.

In this month of blessings counting and giving thanks, there are lots of folks out there making up food baskets. I think sending yarn and knitting supplies to Intrim House, would mean as much if not more than a turkey and cranberries to the residents there.

Posted by Angi at November 1, 2005 09:24 PM


I certainly agree. How big is that Wal stash anyway?

Posted by: Kathleen at November 2, 2005 05:50 AM

I can't think of a more appropriate blessing to Interim House than to provide knitting supplies...what a great idea.

Posted by: Lynne at November 2, 2005 05:58 AM

Happy Birthday, Jonathan!! 11/07/2005 :)

Posted by: dee at November 7, 2005 12:23 AM

Thank you! I had an excellent day :)

Posted by: Jonathan at November 7, 2005 10:17 PM

I can't believe I missed this lovely comment until now. Thank you for letting folks know about Interim House! You rock! Grace and Peace to you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted by: Abby at November 11, 2005 05:18 PM