Everyone recovered from Tuesday? Clicking through my Bloglines, it seemed as if most people were pretty chuffed about the outcome. The Bro called about six or seven times "just to check." I think he believes that because I live in Pennsylvania, I have some kind of "in" with Ed Rendell.
Since it's the month of November (and most of us are getting into that crunch time for Christmas knitting), I'd like to add to your list of things to do. No, it's not buy more yarn - but I could add to that - but helping out with a project that we have going at Mountain Knits and Pearls. Joanne spearheaded a barn-raising quilt from Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together, with the intent to sell raffle tickets and donate the money to VNA Hospice, which does great work here in the Poconos. The knitters from the Tuesday and Thursday sit-and-knits rose the challenge, but we've hit a snag . . . we're coming up short and Joanne would like to get the quilt raffled off so that the money can be donated.
Here's where you come in: knit a square (or two or three) and send it to the shop. If you tell Joanne that the Two Black Sheep sent you, she'll keep your name and pass it along to me. Out of all those names, I'll pick two winners and send you either a lovely skein of sock yarn or a book from my library (or both - who knows). The squares can either be from the pattern in Knitalong or you can use this one. Both block out to about 7.5 inches. Either way, you'll use up some of your leftover sock yarn (you know you have it), you'll support a wonderful cause (you know it's good for you), and you'll be entered into a drawing for some yarn or a book (you know you want it). It's a pretty simple pattern that you can knock out in a morning. Send your finished squares to: Mountain Knits and Pearls, 114 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 and don't forget to stick a little note in there to tell Joanne that Ava sent you. Feel free to post this on your blog . . . the more squares, the merrier.
Enjoy your weekend . . . I have to rake,