Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hey Bidder, Bidder!

 Silent Auction 
Benefiting Macmillan Cancer Support

My Silent Auction is in full swing now 
at Knitique, A Yarn Boutique in Elk Grove, California. 
Together Danielle, the owner of Knitique, and I are raising more funds for Louisa Harding 
while she is on her Team Macmillan Nepal Hike
through November 11th, 2012. 
All auction proceeds will be donated on Louisa's Just Giving Site 

There are so many fabulous goods to bid on that were donated 
all the way from England by famous British designers
and Louisa's friends.  
Don't by shy to bid.  You can even place telephone bids over the phone and we will be happy to ship your items to you.

Here's a look at the Silent Auction:

Snowy Snowflake Scarf
& Flower Brooch
by Designer Nicky Thomson

British Designer Nicky Thomson donated her gorgeous Snowy Snowflake Scarf and Flower Brooch in color Royal Azure.  I've been a fan of Nicky's for quite some time now.  
I have several of her wool scarves and flower brooches and always receive compliments when I wear them.

Nicky has developed a unique way of gently felting her wool designs and is a supporter of the UK's Campaign for Wool.  I love that she recycles and donates her wool scraps to local schools for children's arts and crafts projects.

When I contacted Nicky about a donation she told me:
 "I have actually always supported Macmillan Cancer Support.  My mum runs quite a number of events here in the UK.  It is such a good cause."

Thank you Nicky for your lovely donation!

Debbie Bliss Books & 
Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot Mug Set

(Louisa Harding and Debbie Bliss' American Yarn/Book Distributor)
generously donated the Louisa Harding Thistle Yarn for my charity event also sent two Debbie Bliss books for my Silent Auction.  Debbie told me in an e-mail, that she wished she was in the US so she could sign the books for us!

Another fabulous British Designer, Emma Bridgewater donated an adorable 2pc Polka Dot 1/2 Pint Mug Set all the way from the Potteries in England.  The Emma Bridgewater company is a strong supporter of Macmillan Cancer Support and has regular events at their factory and retail stores to raise money for Macmillan.  

 Rowan Books

Louisa 's knitwear career actually began with an internship at Rowan so naturally Rowan wanted to donate for the auction.  Rowan sent three of their latest books for the auction:  Sarah Hatton Knits, Parisian Nights and Kidsilk Haze Trio.  

 Sardi Hat

You can even help raise funds at the auction even if you're not a knitter!  I have donated my Sardi hat that I knit as a sample for my Himalayan Hiking Hat Kit fund raiser.

The Sardi hat is Louisa's pretty heart cable design and it's knit in Louisa's Thistle yarn which is a luxurious blend of Merino Wool and Baby Suri Alpaca.  

I wonder who the lucky winning bidder will be?

Kim Hargreaves Books
(Autographed by Kim!) &
Nicky Thomson Flower Brooch

Louisa and Designer Kim Hargreaves have been wonderful friends for over 20 years.  Kim graciously sent her two latest books, Quirky and Enchanted, from Yorkshire England and even autographed them for the auction.  This is such a treat for Kim's American fans because I don't believe Kim makes many (if any) public appearances in America.  

Also in the photo above is a darling Nicky Thomson wool flower brooch in Bluejay Khaki up for bid!

So please don't be shy to bid.
If you live out of the area, you can place a telephone bid by calling Knitique and we will gladly ship your winning item/items to you with just the cost of the postage added to your winning bid.  

This is all really for such a wonderful cause and such a fun way to go shopping for fabulous British goods that are often not readily available here in the US!  

For telephone bids:
Knitique, A Yarn Boutique
(916) 714-7719

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hi Lisette! It looks like you are doing a great job raising money for Louisa Harding!

I have just recently found your blog from a pin on Pinterest and I am so glad I did! ;o)

We have a lot in common and I have enjoyed looking at all of your lovely projects. I had never heard of Louisa Harding until your blog, but because of you I googled her yarn and found a new to me yarn store that is just wonderful and I am now the proud owner of my first skein of Louisa Harding yarn! ;o)

I just started following you on Ravelry. My user name is sweetpickle.;o)

Happy knitting!
Love, Heather