Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and her family have been training for the Friends for Live Bike Rally, a six-day, 600 kilometer (that’s almost 373 miles!) journey from Toronto to Montreal in support of people living with AIDS. The ride is only a few days away, and Stephanie has been busing raising funds for the cause on her blog by giving away what she calls “karmic balancing gifts” to some of the people who have donated, as well as hosting auctions of knit items.
Today it’s the gorgeous Omelet shawl (which she allows to be spelled in the American way even though she’s Canadian), described on the pattern at Knitty as a half-circle shawl with a garter stitch border knit from the center back to the bottom, with yarn overs used for shaping. It was designed by Joyce Fassbender and knit by the Yarn Harlot herself.
Stephanie is taking bids until sometime tomorrow, with the highest bidder getting the shawl. She’s been asking through this process that people not bid on items they could realistically make themselves, but I’m sure there are a lot of us who get a little antsy at the thought of that much laceweight and that many charts.
This is a wonderful shawl and a wonderful cause, so go bid if you are able, and donate anyway if it moves you. Best of luck on your trip, Stephanie!
[Photo by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee via Yarn Harlot.]