Random act of kindness. Sheri, at The Loopy Ewe, has been running a contest this month asking people to submit stories of RAK that they have done. Sheri pays for people at the drive-up window behind her at Starbucks among other RAK.
So far, this week, she has over 195 posts on RAKs that people have done. It’s absolutely awesome. People have helped strangers in stores, in parking lots, at senior centers, in the office, on the street–the list goes on and on and on. It’s worth taking a few minutes to check out the stories. (But come back when you’re done and post your story here too!)
I have heard about RAKs many times before. But this time, with a little motivator by the name of YARN, Sheri has helped pushed this idea firmly into the minds of hunderds of other people. This is an awesome thing. Could it go global? Could knitters make the world a better place to live? Why not!!
So, in this spirit, I will blatantly copy Sheri’s idea–not that I actually have much of an audience reading this blog!! In fact with Sheri, I think it could be described as a following more than an audience. But, none-the-less, I’ll post a link to my post everywhere I can think of in hopes that a few new people might be tempted to perform their own RAK in the world.
The winner will be randomly drawn. All you have to do is come and post your RAK. I’ll give you a Loopy Ewe gift certificate for $25. They have lovely laceweight and sock yarns. Sheri’s getting in some Dream in Color yarn soon with colors that are truely swoon-worthy. You can see them in her blog. I’ll close the contest at the end of December. I’ll pick the winner on January 2.
Have fun and do good in the world.
I got a comment from Ron from Buffalo Gold that he is willing to add another prize: “I would be thrilled to contribute a couple of skeins of Buffalo Gold laceweight yarn and a copy of “Stahman’s Shawls and Scarves: Lace Faroese-Shaped Shawls from the Neck Down and Seamen’s Scarves” as an additional prize to be given away.”
Additionally, Diana Cooper also offered another prize: “The winner can have his or her choice of a large tote bag from my Frogging or Legal Stash designs.”
So, I am including one more prize from me: two skeins (400 yds total) of A.L. de Sauveterre’s 100 percent Peruvian Alpaca yarn, Whisper, in the October Sunlight colorway:
Axelle describes this color as “yellows, oranges, with splashes of light brown and pale chestnut.” I see a bit of mauve too. It is stunning.
Please encourage your knitting friends to post their RAKs! Thanks.