This is just a friendly reminder that it’s not too late to join Team Ann Budd Knits in a day of knitting on Tuesday, June 19, as part of The Longest Day event sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Longest Day is a worldwide fundraiser event for Alzheimer’s awareness and research. My own sweet mother (Barbara S Walker) died of complications due to Alzheimer’s in 2016, but she started “disappearing” nine years before that. A day doesn’t pass without my thinking of her and how she supported me throughout my creative endeavors. I have many (too many) friends who have also been affected by this disease–as a patient, family member, care giver, or helpless onlooker.
For my part, I plan to cast on at sunrise and knit until sunset. It’s not the actual longest day of the year (that would be June 21), but it’s pretty close. There will be about 16 hours of daylight during which I’ll have needles in hand (allowing breaks for stretching, of course). I’ll post my hourly progress on Instagram (annbuddknits). I hope to raise $150 each hour I knit–that’s an optimistic goal of $2,400.
If you’re in the area, I invite you to join me at Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado, where I’ll be hosting a knit-a-long from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. You can participate even if you’re not in the area. Simply grab yarn and needles and spend the day, or even just an hour, knitting.
Please join my team, make a donation, and spend a day (or as much of it as you can) knitting something special.