Monday, May 17, 2010

True Love Stole (and auction)


I've finished another pooling stole!

This one's made from Wollmeise yarn again, in the True Love colourway.

I knew that I wanted to design a stole that would benefit the Canadian Cancer Society, and I wanted to create something that evokes strength, beauty and the power of each of our lives.

The candleflames at the ends of the stole serve as symbols of individual lives, and the woven lace motif in the body of the stole speaks to how all of our lives are braided together. There’s a ripple-like lace at the edges, which speaks to me of how all of our lives can have ripple effects well beyond our immediate experience.

The body of the stole reminds me of smoke from the candle flames, and also contains hearts in it -- an unintentional creation, but completely appropriate to the True Love colourway.

The difference between this one and all my previous pooling stoles: This one could belong to you!

I'm going to auction it off on this blog, and the highest bidder will get it. Leave your bid in the comments, so everyone can see what amount they need to beat. (If two people bid the same amount, we'll go by the timestamps to see who the earlier bidder is.)

We'll close the auction next Sunday, May 23, at 8 pm (Vancouver time) and announce the winning bidder.

If you're the winning bidder, you'll donate your final bid amount to Team Purl Jam at the Canadian Cancer Society's website, and send me your mailing address. And then I'll pop this one-of-a-kind creation in the mail to you, along with a few surprise treats! Oh yeah, and you will get a Canadian charitable contribution tax receipt from the Canadian Cancer Society.

Also, the pattern for this stole will be coming in the next couple of days. It’s a tricky one, and involves juggling a few sizes of needles, plus knitting the two ends and a kitchener stitch join while maintaining the pooling colours. It's definitely for intermediate to advanced knitters.

Finally, the True Love colourway is relatively difficult to get at the moment, because it was only sold to Wollmeise sock club members. (It should be coming up in her online store in the next month or so as she's selling sock club colourways about a year after they debuted, and this one came out at the end of May, 2009.)

If you want a chance to win a skein of the True Love sock club yarn, I also have it up in our raffle. See the sidebar for all the awesome prizes you could win -- and I have more yarn donations coming in the next couple of days!

19 comments:

yarnpiggy said...

That is a Truly Lovely Stole! (See what I did, there? LOL)

I can't afford to make an appropriate bid, but I'll start it off at $50.

Monika said...

O.K. what do I have to do to have a chance of getting this truly lovely Wollmeise yarn? I LOVE you new stole, and since we are renovating our house from top to bottom, I can only bid 55$ for it. :o(

Jenny said...

$70

ColorSlut said...

LOVELY! Really lovely!

P'cess said...

$85 :)

Beautiful!

wenat said...

OMG, I love you guys!

carol said...

$100.00

P'cess said...

Wenat, if we bid and win, but don't have a credit card, can we meet up with you to make a money/stole exchange? (obviously I mean me and I live in Vancouver too :)

wenat said...

Yes, absolutely to an in-person exchange! I'll meet you anywhere in the city!

ShadowDancer - Prize Maven said...

I can't afford to buy the stole (more's the pity, it's stunning), but... will you be selling the pattern? Pattern proceeds would be a good donation too, eh?

Teri said...

I'd like to bid $150! Teri

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous, Gladys. I'll bid $155.00

sukye

Teri said...

175.00 please. Teri

carol said...

$200

Teri said...

210.00

wenat said...

O.M.G. Teri! Congratulations -- you got it!

I have a couple of fingernails left, but this has been an amazing last hour of the auction!

Wow, thanks everyone, for your generosity!!!!

Teri said...

I'm so excited!

carol said...

Oh no $10 short!! That is a shame for me. Enjoy wearing the stole Terri ... it is beautiful.

yarnpiggy said...

Yay! :o)