Karmic Balancing, The First

Hi Guys, happy Monday.  I’m trapped here on sleeve island with my Afterlight.
One sleeve down, one sleeve to go, and being sleeves, they’re as indeterminable as ever. I’m going to distract you with the first giveaway of Karmic Balancing gifts.  You guys gave to the Rally, and now gifts get given to you.

The first group comes to you by way of Dorothea, who was the recipient of one of my first spinning efforts for this cause, and she’s paying it forward in a big way.
First, this beautiful ball of Handmaiden Silk Rumple –

will be making it’s way to live with Shannon S.

This combo of Kidsilk Haze and Trendsetter Dune (enough to make a curlicue scarf)

will be going onto the needles of Laura B.

Six balls of Trendsetter Tonalita (enough for a summer sweater)

Goes to Anne B.

This ball of Handmaiden Sea Silk (enough for a Seas Silk Wrap- pattern included)  is travelling to Christina D.

and three balls of Noro Chirimen (Yum) is headed for its destiny with Cori.

Next up, thanks to the remarkable Cat Bordhi, Nina N. is the lucky recipient of just about her entire collection of digital ebooks. That’s a copy each of Socks Soar on Two Circular needles, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks, A Treasury of Magical Knitting, and A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting.  Enjoy, Nina! I own and love them all.

Stephanie, at Dirty Water Dyeworks (love them) is graciously donating a Brooklet Scarf Kit, in the colour combination of Colleen H’s choice.

It looks like a wonderful knit. Laura at Knitifacts is giving away not one, not two but THREE gifts.  Each of Helen R,  Barbara S and Diana Z will receive a package of Knitfacts ringlets, (in the colour of their choice)

and two patterns from Laura’s shop, their choice.  I like Coral Bells:

but they’ll choose what they like.

Whew! If you think you’re the knitter mentioned above, check your email.  Back to sleeve island for me. See you tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who’s donated, and thanks to everyone who’s paying forward a great gift.  If you’re wondering how to get a chance, anyone who donates to anyone on our little team of knitters:


in any amount (we know everyone gives what they are able. We don’t judge, we are just grateful) gets a shot.  There’s lots more to come.  (If you donated and didn’t get an email (or you think you didn’t) have a look in your spam folder. The email comes from a strange Bike Rally email address.  If you still think you didn’t get it, just let me know. I’ll fix it. )

154 thoughts on “Karmic Balancing, The First

  1. oooo those are lucky people. I had to look to see what a “ringlet” was though. I’ve never seen em.

  2. I marvel every year at the generosity of the people on both sides of this event – the giving of time and money and the giving of gifts. It makes me happy. Good luck this year to your team!

  3. I think I gave and I don’t think I got a message. But then again, …..

  4. I am short on cash for donations, but I would live to contribute a karmic balancing gift.
    Whar a great thing you and your family are doing

  5. I didn’t enter my name into the drawing because I’m just grateful to you for what you’ve done. Two of the finest men I ever knew died in the early years of the AIDS crisis. You gave me another reminder of Everett and Peter, what they brought to life and what a loss their early passing has been. But I’m happy for the people who did choose to enter and won — hope their prizes bring sunshine to them!

  6. Just one question: why you do not knit both sleeves at the same time? 🙂
    Big hug, dear!

  7. Indeterminable: “Not able to be definitely ascertained, calculated, or identified” (found on the internet, but makes sense)
    This relates very well to sleeves, and hints at some quantum trickery that may be related to the well-known knitting black hole. (More research is probably required.) Until they’re finally observed by a witness as being finished, sleeves are both done and unstarted, as well as everything in between, all at the same time. Or, different universes contain the sleeves in all of those states and you’re not sure which one you’re in until said witness observes them.

  8. Even more than the dreaded second sock syndrome, I find sleeves to be … enervating. I’ve never found a beautiful, elegant way of counting and keeping track of the increases except markers, and there just always seems to be more of them.
    Glad to hear I’m not alone.

  9. Ooh, I finished a Brooklet not too long ago and now I’m knitting another as a gift! It IS a lovely knit.

  10. No second sock syndrome here, but you made me realise I do have a second sleeve syndrome, just like Cath above and counting increases always fails, maybe indeed knitting two at once is the answer, although I would be knitting the equivalent of one and a half backpart at the same time, ooph.
    In addition to taking on your biketour band-aids and disinfection fluid, roll them up in your knitting, then you can find them quickly, take my advise of the best helmet seriously and please, check the date of your last anti-tetanus shot, all four of you. Roaddirt spreads faster when you are biking then walking or housekeeping.

  11. I’m always blown away by the generosity of knitters! Wow. I love that most of these giveaways are pay it forwards. Awesome. Congrats to the winners!

  12. Just donated to Pato (and no need for karmic balancing) as I noticed he had the lowest contribution percentage of the 4.
    I LOATHE serious bike-riding (a few too many falls over the years). Good luck to you! I highly recommend Johnson & Johnson Tough Pads Hydrocolloid Adhesive Pads — which a) take away pain and b) minimize scarring while also working to keep injuries clean and dry. They help me get the last of some gravel out of my knees. They basically act as a scab, and gravel sort of bubbles up and gets pulled off when you change the bandage. Sorry it’s gross, but it really works to heal things fast with minimal scars (and I’m not affiliated with Johnson & Johnson in any way — just very clumsy).

  13. I donated to Pato today since I decided to support the one who needed it the most. I give, not for the chance to win – although that’s an added bonus – but because I think it’s a really great thing you all are doing!

  14. i’m totally on the edge of my seat to see how the booties fare. yarn in the dryer would have me nail-biting again.
    i live vicariously through you in virtue and through your fibre adventures.

  15. What an Honor to be amoung the first Karmic Balances recipients! Thanks to everyone all around for generosity of spirit, and not the least for The Yarn Harlot’s monumental organizing efforts for “Knitters without Borders”…now I feel I must donate again to something pretty quick, to balance out this yarny-goodness Treat!

  16. I didn’t get an email. Can you check?
    Also, how do we donate balancing gifts? I have wondered for a while.

  17. I just sponsored Jen. Thanks to all 4 of you for the hard work and long hours of riding to support others.

  18. Just to let you know – I didn’t get an email!! BooHoo. I admit I supported Jen this year but you usually get the bulk of the money & I felt I needed to send some her way this time.

  19. Just to let you know – I didn’t get an email!! BooHoo. I admit I supported Jen this year but you usually get the bulk of the money & I felt I needed to send some her way this time.
    Oh, by the way, those little slippers are to die for. Love them!!

  20. It is probably just as well that I didn’t win anything yet, but I will try to go through my stash and pull together something to be used for karmic balancing. I love this entire shebang.

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