Wednesday, September 16, 2009

we need ugly yarn, y'all.

let me rephrase that - we need more of it. perhaps you may have heard that this summer, seoulsnb-ers undertook a project. we decided that in honor of international knit-in-public day, we were going to make a blanket. (Or we might have decided it at our KIP day celebration, i'm not really sure which.)

At any rate, at some point the decision was made, and we all started knitting what were supposed to be 6" squares, but which turned out to be - well, let's just say that they were of varied sizes. Nikki crocheted them together for us, and it came out like this:
isn't that just the ugliest thing you ever saw? it's awesome, we know. and since it was so awesome, we decided the only fair way to determine who would get it would be to raffle it off. so we did. Angie sold the tickets - 2,000 won a piece, and with the proceeds going to the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Centre . when all was said and done, we raised almost a 150,000 won for a good cause.

then there was the drawing of the winner... it was definitely a tense night. there were quite a few people who wanted to win, but in the end, carson went home with the blanket. she seemed very pleased...marie won second prize, so she received one of angie's famed sock monkeys...of course, there were some disappointments, as there was only one blanket to give away. but as i pointed out on the ravelry thread, i'm fairly certain that making one blanket didn't kill anyone's stash of ugly yarn. i know i have plenty left. with that in mind, we decided to make ugly blanket n0.2 (ravelry link). sadly, i'll be going home in a bit for a vacation, but i'll try to get the full details and post them here. i'm thinking that we're aiming for this one to be done by our last meeting before christmas, so start knitting (or crocheting!) those squares! i've already done two, and using them to practice my new crochet skillz. if you want to donate a square/buy a ticket, but you aren't in seoul, just email us, either at or find our group on Ravelry.

that's all from me for now!
- siobhain /cinnamingirl

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