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I don't know why

I don't know why bad things happen to the nicest people in the world.

I wish I did.

I don't know why natural disasters strike or mamas have to lose babies.

I know that I can't fix everything.

But I can do something.

I made this colorway.  It's not everything, but it's something. It's something I know how to do.

A longtime customer and friend recently lost her baby Charlie.  It's in her honor that I am donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this colorway to Share, a not-for-profit organization that provides support and resources to families who have lost babies.

If you're not a knitter, or you don't need more yarn and you want to help in some way, I'll be happy to send this directly to someone on your behalf.

Some people find knitting to be meditative or spiritual. Some people pray as they knit each stitch. Some people find knitting to be a welcome diversion, a retreat from their hectic lives.

Some need to be surrounded by small objects of beauty, by quiet reminders that the sun will return -- for even just a few moments -- from behind the dark veil of sadness.

This colorway will go on sale on Thursday, February 17th. It will be available on our site for the remainder of the month of February. I will make the colorway for you -- or someone you care about -- on whichever of our yarns you prefer. 

If you'd like us to send this as a memorial gift to someone, please let us know in the comments at checkout, and we'll wrap the yarn and include a card with your message.

If you're not a knitter and don't know much about yarn, but want to send a gift to someone, I'd recommend Springvale Worsted. It's a soft, easy care, versatile yarn. Every knitter (or crocheter) can find a use for it.

 So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.     --John Sutherland Bonnell

This is my one small thing, my tiny glimpse of sunlight.

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Reader Comments (39)

What a touching thing to do. I'll definitely purchase some when it goes on sale.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKurt

What's the name of the colorway, please?


February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGenia

What a lovely way to provide comfort Sharon. Like others, I have suffered losses like you mention and you don't think that you can possibly survive.

I can't seem to find the yarn on the website, but just realized that its early yet. I am working the night shift here, so I will check in later. A friend of mine needs me to send her a skein of this would be good if you could stop bad things from happening.

I will never, ever understand why.....

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVal

I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of posting about your beautiful act of kindness as well. Just want to help you get the word out to the world. Here is the link for you to review.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I'd love to buy this colorway as sock yarn. I hope it shows up on the website soon!

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

Oh, you are such a caring person, Sharon! I will definitely buy some, What is the name of the colorway?

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Sharon, thank you. I am beyond touched. It was good to cry happy tears for a change. You are a wonderful generous person and I wish I could express adequately how much this means to me. Thank you.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaneknitter

What a beautiful and touching thing to do!

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertwistedtexan

The colorway is called Glimpse. It symbolizes a glimpse of hope, a glimpse of sunlight, a glimpse of your loved one. I'll be putting it up shortly.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYarnista

You are the best! What an incredible and lovely thing to do! Of course I will be getting some! You give more us than a glimpse of joy every day!

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

i must buy this. it has an inner beauty that gives joy.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTola

Well said, Tola, Patty, and other pp! I'll definitely buy some, in honor of Charlie. <3

This is beautiful, Sharon, and such a kind gesture, to use your gifts for good!

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterguinevere

Thank you for posting the link, Amy!

Please feel free to send links via your blog, Twitter Feed, and Facebook page. I'd love to raise as much money as possible for this organization.

February 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterYarnista

It's beautiful, Sharon.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

I love you Sharon.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrisha

This touches my heart and soul. I love you, Sharon. Your tribute is beautiful and so are you.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Thank you so very much for doing this. It is such a beautiful gesture.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrina

Sharon, this is such a beautiful post and a really beautiful and touching thing to do. I'll definitely be purchasing a skein (or two, or three....).

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Arrow

You got this knitter crying. This, too, is part of why I knit and donate much of what I make to local needs-based organizations: I can't take away their pain, but I can help ease it and add some beauty to their lives.

Thank you for this colorway. I'll be making a purchase soon.

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen S.

What an amazing friend you are. I just purchased a skein. We found out my mom has cancer this week - this will be my glimpse of hope. Thank you!

February 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandy M

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