own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our
moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize
with individual suffering and individual joy." –George Eliot
recent misfortunes are hard to write about; how do you even begin to
get a mental grip on suffering at such a scale? It's mind- boggling. In
case you've missed the news this week, Haiti has been hit by a series
of terrible earthquakes which have devastated the nation. The number of
dead, dying and injured is staggering, but aid is finally reaching the
country; supplies are being flown in daily, and more and more aid
personnel land every day. The outpouring of support and assistance is
one bright, shining point in all of this; there has been a stunning
amount of fundraising and humanitarian aid offered.
know we can't fix the world via yarn, we do make our efforts. Tonight,
from 7pm EST to 10pm EST, we'll be auctioning off 4 custom- dyed skeins
of Bugga on the Ravelry CPA Haitian Relief Auction boards–
a sweater's worth of yarn. We'll dye the skeins in any colorway past or
present- you name one of our colors, and we'll make it for you, whether
it's a current colorway or a discontinued one. All proceeds go towards
Doctors Without Borders.
The details are in the auction thread
itself, but to sum up: the auction occurs on the actual thread itself.
Winners of every auction- and there is a lot more going on there than
just us, some really lovely items!- are asked to pay their donation
directly to the charity itself, and then to forward the reciept to us,
at which point, we'll get into our dyepots and get working on your
Please, do take a look at the auctions,
and if you've got a Facebook account, or a Twitter account, or any
other social networking website, please help us spread the word.