February 23, 2015

Donated Shawl

 I work at a big 4 accounting firm.  Every year we do a gianormous United Way Fund drive.  The first year I was there - the OMP's EA (yep, we talk like that at work!) sent an email asking for donations for the United Way Raffle.  I didn't realize it was only for the partners.  That first year - I donated a blanket that I had made to sample circle shawls for The Princess' Wedding Shawl.  It earned $100 for United Way!  I was happy.






This year - I decided to knit a mystery shawl pattern.  This one is Through the Loops Mystery Shawl '14 - I loved the 2013 mystery shawl and figured I couldn't go wrong with this one.


Strange knitting fact about me - sometimes, I only need to knit the object - I don't need to end up with it.  I can count on one hand the number of finished knits I wanted to keep.  This one was half-way there.  I will make one for myself at some point.  

The yarn is Anzula's Nebula.  I think the name is called "Sand".  I actually waited until I found out who won it to make it.  I had bought this colorway, but I was really looking for a light grey.  I ordered some yarn called elephant online and let the winner decide which color they wanted.
Nebula is amazing yarn - it's wool with a lurex thread running through it to add sparkle.  It's soft and easy to knit with and blocks beautifully.  This shawl earned $275 for United Way and the yarn was right around $50 - not too bad.  Most likely - next year I'll donate something to the raffle as well - it's a good thing.  The young lady who won this made a point of showing me she was wearing it to the holiday party.  I think she mostly wears it in that trendy, bunched up, scarf-life way that the young kids do - but it looks great like that as well!

8 comments :

  1. It's a beautiful shawl, and so nice of you to donate despite the fact that you are not "required" to do so. I'm glad the winner was so happy with it.

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  2. It's gorgeous! I know your co-workers look forward to seeing your hand-knits in the auction.

    With the exception of socks, I rarely keep items I knit.

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  3. Stunning shawl and it was so nice of yout to donate such a beautiful item.

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  4. You are amazing. I have a few of your knitted gifts, and Sissy and I have been wearing our matching cowls this cold winter!

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  5. That is beautiful. It's nice to see you knitting something besides socks. You should definitely make yourself one.

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  6. I love this shawl and love that you donated it to a great cause! You rock mama!

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