Earlier this week I had a blogger’s block. I asked on Instagram and on my Facebook page for suggestions for upcoming blog posts. I got lots of brilliant ideas that I have collected on a list for upcoming posts. One of the suggestions beat all of the others, though. My friend Anna suggested a fundraising auction for Ukraine.
The second Anna suggested this I knew it was the right thing to do. All the other suggestions are truly wonderful and I thank you all from the bottom of my woolly heart. But a fundraising auction is the right thing to do now.
A gold medalist embroidery yarn
The object of the auction is an embroidery yarn. The skein isn’t very big, 34 grams and 79 meters. I spun the yarn on a suspended spindle from combed locks of Swedish Leicester wool, a very shiny wool with almost only outercoat fibers. The wool comes from a farm whose owner has received numerous medals in the Swedish fleece championships for her high quality fleeces.
The interesting thing about the yarn is that I spun it for the Swedish spinning championships of 2020 and won the gold medal for. You can read more about the yarn, how I prepared and spun it here.
Auction for Ukraine
Here’s how it works: I won’t be using an auction platform, I’ll just run the auction here and starting now. You make your bid in Euro in the comments section below. The deadline is on International women’s day, Tuesday March 8th at 5 pm CET (world clock here). After that I will find the highest bid and let the winner know. They will pay me via PayPal and I will donate the money plus my own donation to the Swedish UNHCR straight away. After that I will send the yarn to the winner.
Please share this post. If you don’t get the highest bid and the yarn prize, please consider making your bid a donation to reliable organizations for Ukraine instead. Or make another auction to raise money for a good cause.
Thank you sweet Anna for your brilliant suggestion. This is the right thing to do.