The C word

In which "C" stands for Charity, but of course, I am sure that that was exactly what you were thinking. (Right? *cough*Lisa*cough* Right?)

This Friday July 18th, my daughters and I will be participating for the third year walking in the Relay for Life with the Cure-Rageous Knitters to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

We walk in celebration of our friends that have survived cancer, in particular our friend Lisa who has survived ovarian cancer and is the honorary chair of this years event. You can read Lisa's story by visiting her blog here.

We will walk in remembrance of those who we have lost to this disease and we will walk in the hope of a future in which this is a disease that no longer threatens our lives.

Ani, Kate and I want to invite you to show your support in the ongoing fight against cancer by joining us for this year's event. Our relay is held in Eden Prairie at the Central Middle School starting at 6:00 pm Friday night, the party lasts all night until 6:00 am.
The Cure Rageaous knitters have been knitting in preparation for this years event and there will be knitted items available for your perusal and to sweeten the pot this year the knitters planned to knit a lap robe to be raffled but we ran out of time to coordinate the effort.

But not all is lost for I have offered to donate the Dr. Who Squared Blanket that I have been working on for the past couple of months for this years raffle. (next year we'll make an earlier start on knitting a blanket for the Relay)

This is a project that began as an experiment. My idea was to use up the yarn left over from knitting a Dr. Who Scarf to knit a baby blanket using the same stripe pattern as the Dr. Who Scarf (season 12) only this time knitting it in a log cabin block pattern. (That is starting with a center square, each stripe is then added to one side of the block, going around the outside of the center square.)
I was curious to see what it would look like (pretty cool), how big it would get (bigger than I thought) and whether or not I would have enough yarn ( I didn't).

The blanket will be at the Relay for raffle. (I've been knitting as fast as I can, I'm hoping to have it done by then. Let me tell you knitting an ever growing wool blanket in 90 degree temperatures is no summer picnic)
However, you don't need to be at the Relay to enter the drawing.
For every dollar you donate to our personal page or team page your name will be entered into a drawing for the lap robe. For every donation of $10.00 not only will we make you a luminary but also enter your name 12 times in the drawing.

The drawing for the Blanket will be held on Friday at the Relay. The latest that I will be able to accept entries so I can be sure to get your name in the drawing is Friday, July 18th at noon.

And as bonus, my daughters and I have been making these tiny temari balls to be made into a key chains. These will be at the Relay, but Ani has offered to make a temari ball key chain for anyone who makes a donation of $10.00 or more to our relay page.

Don't wait too long to decide, the relay is in only a few days.