world aids day project – prelude

November 29, 2011

on dec 1,
at midnight,
the bitches get stitches world aids day project will go live.

i could never have pulled this off without the help of my gracious sponsors. they run the gambit from big yarn companies, to independent dyers & designers, to some of my favorite knitter/friends.

with their help, i have gathered an amazing array of loot to give away to raise money for the pittsburgh aids task force.

make sure to be here on december 1 to find out how you can enter to win one of these amazing prizes.

***you will only have the 24 hour window on world aids day to enter, so make sure you’re here on dec 1***

below is just the list;
there will be a gallery of photos for you to drool over later.

dah loot!

1. 5 e-patterns
sponsor – spillyjane

2. 3 e-patterns
sponsor – jane richmond

3. 2 braids of gradients merino/silk top – 1 in the ‘bitter lime to rose’ color way & 1 in the ‘copper to verdigris’ color way
sponsor – fiber optic yarns

4. 2 skeins of kashmir sock yarn – 1 in the ‘blood moon’ color way & 1 in the ‘pomegranate’ color way
sponsor – fiber optic yarns

5. 1 skein manchester sock yarn in the ‘kimuru’ color way & 1 braid of 80/20 merino silk top in the ‘pasch’ color way.
sponsor – into the whirled

6. a pair of herrevott man mittens, hand-knit by misa erder & a copy of her original pattern, vagabond fingerless mitts
sponsor – misa erder aka craftivore

7. 3 skeins of handspun yarn – 1, 2, & 3
sponsors – yarn old kim, sarah aka paknitwit, and natalie servant designs

8. 1 sock pattern of your choice and one skein of sock yarn to knit it
sponsor – blue moon fiber arts

9. the mothership, handmade by yokoo
sponsor – yokoo scarves & accessories

10. 1 skein abstract fiber hepburn in marionberry color way
1 skein abstract fiber picasso in smith rock color way
2 patterns from fibre isle international, suitable for dk weight yarn
3-1 oz packettes unicorn power scour
1-2 oz jar woolen rabbit hand cream
3 jul pedestal buttons
1 stonewall bonnet pattern, plus the yarn to make it, snuggle, from the alpaca yarn company
sponsor – yarnsuperhero llc

11. 1-7 small shawls ebook, 1-7 small shawls y2 subscription, 1 pattern only subscription for the pins and lace club x1
sponsor – designs by romi

12. 1 skein hand-dyed serenity 20 sock yarn from zen yarn garden, in the exclusive ‘go pittsburgh’ color way
sponsor – natural stitches

13. 2 skeins of tess designer yarnssuperwash lace
100% Merino, approx 500 yards each
sponsor – yvonne a.k.a. knitnat

14. 2 skeins of wabi sabi yarns trumpet vine dk in magenta hibernating colorway, & three patterns: lilas cardigan, gemma, & cloudy sunday
sponsor – hilary smith callis

15. 1-4oz braid of yarn hallow mixed merino top in the ‘red rocks and spruce’ color way
sponsor – the spinning loft

16. 6 e-patterns – french press felted slippers, breckenridge cowl, montebello texture cowl, aravis, 3-in-1 felted baby booties, and legacy
sponsor – french press knits

17. ebook subscription for knitspot’s upcoming “bare naked club”
sponsor – knitspot

18. $15 gift card for knitspot’s online pattern store
sponsor – knitspot

19. $15 gift card for knitspot’s online pattern store
sponsor – knitspot

20. 3 skeins of kolláge yarns’ luscious in the ‘cherry’, ‘walnut’, ‘color burst’ color ways
sponsor – kolláge yarns

21. 2 skeins of roxi in the ‘signature red’ color way by the grinning gargoyle & 1 copy of schmetterling
sponsor – the grinning gargoyle & mushroom knits

22. HizVest e-pattern
sponsor – stephen hizknits houghton & blue moon fiber arts

23. 1 pair of hand-knit socks knit with silkie socks that rock, hand dyed by me.
sponsor – yours truly

24. 15 balls of cashmere trend in red
sponsor – skacel

25. 1 addi click set in your choice of bamboo, turbo, or lace
sponsor – skacel

whew! now that’s a list, bitches!

15 Responses to “world aids day project – prelude”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    Good lordy! I’m in!!! I’ll be watching

  2. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Amazing list – I can’t wait to bid or whatever it is we’re doing to get some of that loot!!!! Awesome cause and great fiber plunder, what a combo. (And today’s payday, so there’s a bonus.)

  3. Gayle J Says:

    Wow! Im in too! cant wait.

  4. pamela Says:

    That’s alot of yarn !

  5. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Oh, great, just when I was narrowing it down between the silk/merino top and the sock yarns, you go and add cashmere from Skacel? Really? I’m dyin’ here!! (Thank goodness I already have the Addi lace clicks – which I’m madly in love with – or I’d be in even deeper trouble.)

  6. princess fee Says:

    OMG! After these last two posts, I love your blog even more than I should admit to…
    Thank you for all your work!

  7. Yvonne Says:

    What an amazing list of prizes. Proud to be a part of this.

  8. Kerry Crone Says:

    My LYS would love to donate some of the new yarn we’re carrying. If you’re interested please let me know and we’ll get it out to you tomorrow. 🙂

  9. […] Get Stitches is doing a knit-tastic fundraiser for World Aids Day. Head on over now to look at the fabulous list of 25 prizes (one of which includes a skein of handspun from yours truly). And then tomorrow (or today, if […]

  10. […] the help of many generous sponsors, i have a total of 25 prizes to give away to you, my lovelies, in order to help raise money for the pittsburgh aids task force. […]

  11. Cathy L Says:

    It’s the first, now what? Great list of goodies!

  12. rose Says:

    Well I have just drooled over EVERYTHING, please enter me.

  13. Inspired by your hard work and making a contribution. Today I’m doing outreach in the morning, then HIV test counseling from 12-7 at AHP in San Francisco. The work that Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force does is important and it’s great to see when people make an effort to raise awareness and money. Give yourself a big hug for a job well done!

  14. Lisa (begnrknitter) Says:

    Oh MY!!!!! Love the list of goodies. Please enter me. Thanks.!

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