If you live in the Ellicott City part of Maryland or you are close, you may want to visit the Celtic Knot Yarn Shop this Saturday. They are having a special fundraising event on Saturday, July 14, 2007 from 2pm-6pm that benefits the group "Survivors Offering Support", a volunteer group made up of breast cancer survivors that help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. One of the things they give the newly diagnosed breast cancer patients is a hand made pink scarf. (Yes, they can be crocheted, I checked.)
The Celtic Knot Yarn Shop is offering kits to make these scarves. The kits are free _as_long_ as the supplies last. You sign out the kit, create the scarf and bring it back to the yarn shop so they can distribute it. You can also buy the yarn to make the scarf and even sign up for their " Sleeping In For the Cure". My bad knees _love_ the idea of "Sleeping In for the Cure".
I really like the idea of making the scarf because it's, excuse the obvious, very "hands on". It is something seems very personal and comforting about it. Sort of similiar to a prayer shawl, I guess.
So if you're in the area, check out the Celtic Knot Yarn shop - here's the address:
The Celtic Knot Yarn Shop
8480 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
phone #: 410-203-0133