Have you heard about Yarn Alive? Well I hadn't until my dear friend Stitchy Mc Floss, wrote a post about it today, she included this link on her blog. I love Stitchy so I read everything she posts, and ladies (and gentleman) this is something you need to read.
I am all about loving yarn and understanding how yarn can weave it's magic powers to help heal those who need it. I have said many, many times that yarn saves my life. It helps me access my creative side, all while calming me down so I can function in my very crazy life. After I read the article, and checked out the Yarn Alive blog, and saw all of those beautiful women sharing and coming together to heal and move on with their lives, I had to get moving. I jumped up from my computer and packed a box full of yarn to send.
For most of us who knit and crochet, we are all blessed with an abundance of yarn. Think about sending some of your beautiful yarn to help these lovely ladies. I am not talking about bits and bobs of yarn, rather full skeins of yarn you can part with. Maybe you were gifted yarn you really don't need? Maybe you have skeins of yarn left over from a project? Or maybe, like me, you had to buy yarn and then it has been sitting in a container unused for a while. Send it on its way to help those who need it.
Check out your stash, pack up your loved but not used yarn, and mail it to this address, before the next shipment leaves for Japan in August.
c/o Lakeside Yarn
347 Water St.
Excelsior, MN 55331
You will be so glad you did.