Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wow! Yarn Donation for my Charity Knitting!

Today, I was woken by the sound of my front doorbell. "Weird," I thought. No one EVER comes to my front door.

When I looked out the peephole, I saw a stack of packages sitting on my front doorstep!! I tried to open the door, but it was blocked by the packages. So, I put on my houseshoes, and went out the side door of my house, then moved the boxes, pushing them in through the front doorway.

After locking both doors, I sat down and studied the packages. They were all from the same person. Then I remembered that Debkcs in the Knitting Help Forum said she would be sending some yarn for my charity knitting!!! Woo Hoo!

I grabbed a pair of scissors, and started opening the top flaps of all the boxes. They were packed FULL of yarn!! So, I took them down the hall and poured them out on my bed. So many skeins!!! Woo Hoo!! :D

So, being the organization freak that I am, I started putting them into sorted piles. Amazing....they covered over half my bed!!! So, I grabbed my camera, and captured the moment.
Yarn from Debkcs

Unbelievable.

Then, I took photos of each yarn, so I would be able to organize them on Ravelry later. I had a small notebook in my hand, and wrote down the name of each yarn, the color, and how many skeins of each. (See? I TOLD you I was an organization freak! Ha!)

I already made a spreadsheet for reference. :P
List of Yarn from Deb

This is such a blessing!!!! Deb has really given me a wonderful gift. :)
Thank you, Deb!

3 comments:

Bajanknitter said...

There is a sound we sing at church by Ron Kenoly that says "Give and it will come back to you good measure press down shaken together running over". I say all that to say when you bless others the blessings come back to you 100 fold.

Shandeh said...

That is so true, my friend!

Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing when I opened the box.

I was also thinking of the scripture that says, "To him who has shall more be given." I guess you can never outgive God. :)

I'm constantly sending out packages of yarn, needles, and little gifts to my friends who knit for charity. When I receive gifts like this, it's just so wonderful!!

Nancy said...

I had the same thing happen to me last summer. By "chance" I visited with a stranger in a local thrift shop about knitting for charity. She asked for my name and number because she had a friend who was down-sizing and needed to find someone who could use some yarn.

I felt so blessed when the first large garbage bags arrived, stuffed with yarn. But I was overwhelmed with her continued kindness with the second and third delivery of bags. She even told a friend who brought me even more yarn.

My "chance meeting" in the thrift shop was divine intervention for sure. Using her yarn donation, I have made things for the Ships Project (knitting for the military), Oddball projects, Pine Ridge Reservation, NY homeless, afghans for Afghans, Baby Pack Project, Balboa Hospital, and even my local hospital. The Lord has been very good to me.

May you touch many lives with the items that you make from the generous donation you received.

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