Jessie X writes in her blog about her friend Sherri and Sherri’s efforts to bring smiles to the faces of kids suffering from cancer. Sherri works through Hair Flair for Hope and the National Children’s Medical Center where she brings wigs of her creation (made of wild, fun-fun-fun yarn) and holds workshops to help others do the same and workshops directly with the kids. (If you’re on Facebook you can check out Hair Flair for Hope here.)
Sherri is still committed to this effort and still needs yarn. I have some in my stash that was just waiting for this opportunity to tell me what it wanted to be and I’ll be sending it to her directly! If you want to help support this work Sherri would be very grateful. Here are her guidelines…“I need yarns of all types and textures. With the exception of a few colors (gray, white, cream, pastels and non-vibrant blues) I can use it! Bold colors (purples, reds, greens, oranges, bright pinks), fun yarn (glittery, variegated colors, etc…) and natural colors (browns, tans, burgundies, rusts, purples) are most useful and in shorter supply. Partial skeins or unmatched dye lots are welcome! My only request is that the yarn be either bulky yarns, novelty yarns, or super fantastic other yarns. I am fully stocked on acrylic worsted weight yarns.”
Yarn can be mailed directly to her at:
PO Box 7660
Washington, DC 20044-7660
Do note the bit where she already has plenty acrylic worsted weight yarn — what she really needs is the stuff we bought because it so amused us at the time — or that came as part of that yarn lot on eBay that had the couple of skeins you really were after — or that your friend gave you because, “You knit, right? I bet you could use this!” This is a great way to lighten the stash and feel really good about it. And USPS flat rate boxes are good around the whole country!