Thursday, October 8, 2009

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Sherry DW of Northern Minnesota!

I have it on good authority that the Traveling Shawl has been packaged up, along with the accompanying journal and will be mailed to Sherry this week!

Thank you to all of the knitters across the country who worked on the project and to all of the people who donated money to Komen for the Cure and to the people who purchased copies of the pattern.

Sherry has graciously agreed to add photos and a little bit of "her journey" to the Traveling Shawl Blog very soon! Stay tuned to learned about Sherry and her plans for the Traveling Shawl!

Upcoming Announcement

This morning a winner of the Traveling Shawl was chosen through use of the Random Generator. An email has been sent to our winner and her name will be announced shortly.

On behalf of Kay, myself, and all of the Traveling Shawl knitters - Thank You to everyone who participated via donations, knitting, pattern purchases and publicity. It has been an emotional journal for many of us. Kay and I are both a little surprised to find it suddenly over.

We hope you continue to support Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Awareness. Run a race, support a Komen team - and please perform self examinations and get mammograms.

Denise Bell
Komen Team Captain

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

The Traveling Shawl has arrived back in Arkansas where it began with knitting designer Kay Meadors.

I chatted with Kay this week and we have chosen October 8, 2009 as the day we will announce the winner of the drawing to own the shawl. Each $5 donation counts as an entry in the drawing, and there is still time to donate to Komen's Passionately Pink for the Cure and get a chance to enter the drawing (or maybe increase your chances!). Follow the link in the right hand column to our Komen team page.

Fifty knitters. Fifty states, One hope - to find a cure for breast cancer.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Name: Lynda
Ravelry name: lacelibrarian
Location: Waupun, WI

In honor of my sisters.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Late July update - News, 50th knitter, and Donations

For several weeks The Traveling Shawl was on hiatus while one of our knitters dealt with unforeseen circumstances in her life.

The shawl is now on it's way to our 50th knitter! This week as I traded emails with our 50th knitter, Lynda in Wisconsin, I learned that she is a perfect person to put the final rows on the shawl. I'm sure that Lynda will soon have a post sharing her experience.

When the shawl was again on it's way this week we also learned that The Traveling Shawl was highlighted in the News section of the Fall Issue of Vogue Knitting (page 18) in a lovely article titled Sister Stitchers. We hope that everyone who is following the shawl's progress will take the opportunity to read this wonderful tribute to our project. A big thank you to the people at Vogue!

On the Donation front - we've surpassed our goal of $1000! Originally Kay and I had discussed and set a goal of $5000. Yes, it was quite an enthusiastic goal. As financial problems began to have a devastating affect on many citizens we realized that the economic struggle would impact donations to charitable contributions as people lost jobs and homes and we lowered our goal. As we all know though, cancer happens regardless of what the financial state is of the nation. Men and women are still being diagnosed, seeking treatment, recovering and dying of breast cancer. Because our goal of $1000 dollars has been achieved we hope that you will continue to donate and purchase the pattern of The Traveling Shawl in an effort to contribute to the research that will some day find a cure for this disease.

Thank you

Monday, July 27, 2009


Name: Meg
Ravelry Name: Peaceknits
Location: Duluth, MN
In honor of Nana.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

In the News in Lincoln, Nebraska

Here is an article about Kim in Lincoln, Nebraska and the shawl.