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 lost her baby Charlie much too soon. It's in her honor that I am donating 20% of the sales price of this colorway to Share, a not-for-profit organization that provides support and resources to families who have lost babies.
You Are My Sunshine symbolizes the storm of emotions felt by families who are impacted by the loss of a baby, with deep grays, violets, greens, and browns that are chased with glimpses of sunshine and the return of bluer skies.
Last year we raised $2,500 for Share, and with your help, I hope to be able to send even more this year.
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 be for sale through the end of March 15th. I will make the colorway for you -- or someone you care about -- on your choice of nine yarns.
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.
Want to read more or make a purchase? Click here to get started.