in my almost-year of blogging & my year-and-a-half-or-so of being part of the inter-knit world, it's come to my attention that knitters are some of the most kind & generous people on the planet. & here's yet another example - claudia, whose blog i came across through anne, is doing this, a two-day, 150-mile bike ride to raise funds for the National MS Society. & since knitters seem to band together in these acts of generosity, folk from all over the knitting world have donated a pile of prizes, which you can win by pledging money to her bike ride fund. as if that wasn't enough, anne is helping with the pledge push by matching $1 of her own cash to every $10 donated to claudia, and offering yet more prizes to folk who give money!
so, how do you get in on this amazing act of generosity, and win some great stuff to boot? just follow these 4 easy steps:
1) go look at claudia's prizes here, and anne's prizes here.
2) then, go to claudia's pledge page here, and donate whatever you can (if you're UK-based like me, think of it this way - even if you can only afford a fiver, that's $10 US with the current exchange rate!). there's also a link on claudia's blog sidebar if you'd rather donate through paypal - each $10 you pledge will give you one chance in the drawing for claudia's prizes.
3) after you've pledged, email anne at i_gaveATknitspotDOTcom (removing the words AT & DOT & replacing them with the symbols, of course), and tell her how much you gave; she'll match each $10 with $1, and add you to her prize draw, where you have the chance to win all kinds of cool stuff, including this:
"little fish" handspun from oldmaidenaunt; 70% bluefaced leicester/30& silk blend; a fine DK weight with 100 grams & 220 yards.
& to sweeten the pot even more...
4) once you've done all that (checked out the prizes, pledged to claudia, & emailed anne), come back here and either leave me a comment or email me. let me know that you've given something (it doesn't matter how much, as long as you give whatever you can!) & i'll put all the names in a hat and draw a winner for these babies:
what do you think - can we get claudia past her goal of $20,000? the bike ride starts on 24th june; make a donation before then, let anne & i know about it, and win cool stuff while helping people - what more could you want?