Only two of the crocheted blankets I offered, Cool Jewels and one of the Checkered Rainbows, were included in this year’s silent charity auction for a Haitian mission. My Seaside Tote was in the teacup raffle, a new feature for the fundraiser.
Last year’s three blankets (two that I’d crocheted and a handknit that one I bought at a thrift) brought in about $90, so I thought it was great that this year’s two blankets raised $85, $55 from the rainbow and $30 from Cool Jewels. I was surprised that the rainbow went for more than the jewels, which has always been a favorite of mine. I suppose that as pretty as it is, Cool Jewels is still just a granny afghan. It’s such a well-known pattern that grannies are often considered commonplace and nothing special. You and I know better! LOL.
I don’t know how many raffle tickets ($1 each) went into the cup labeled for my bag, but I saw a snapshot of the woman who won both it and my rainbow blanket; she looked very pleased!! I’m glad to know that they’re being enjoyed and that they made some money for a very good cause as well.
I shared these free easy crocheted bag patterns with one of the auction’s organizers. It sounds like at least one will be translated for Haitian crocheters. How Cool is that!? The second bag I donated may go to Haiti so they’ll have it to look at while they familiarize themselves with its pattern.
We’re already chatting about next year’s auction and the possibility of me crocheting a lace shawl for it! I told her that I have never crocheted lace, let alone lace made of fingering weight yarn, but that I would certainly consider trying it. Since our last conversation I got all those cones of cotton yarn at Sal’s… maybe you remember?