Please join me on The Longest Day, Saturday, June 20, as I knit from sunrise to sunset to raise awareness (and hopefully a lot of funds) for Alzheimer’s awareness and research.
I’ve designed the Fading Memories crescent shawl to represent the increasing holes in the memories of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s, in a colorway inspired by The Longest Day logo.
For every Fading Memories pattern sold, I will donate $5 to Alzheimer’s research.
The following dyers/yarn shops also have special colorways for this shawl and will donate a portion of the proceeds to Alzheimer’s research.
- Sun Valley Fibers merino/cashmere/nylon gradient set of six 100-yard skeins (600 yards total) called The Longest Day. Kits are available at The Longmont Yarn Shoppe, in Longmont, Colorado.
- Emma’s Yarn, based at Four Purls Yarn Shop in Winter Haven, Florida, has dyed a special Hella Hank in the color Bright Spot.
- Elemental Affects Civility in the Fading Memories colorway, available at The Bazaar Girls Yarn Emporium in Port Townsend, Washington.
- Colinton Lace Blends (80% unbrushed mohair, 20% silk; 250 yards) in the Slate Variegated colorway, also available at The Bazaar Girls Yarn Emporium in Port Townsend, Washington.
- Jorstad Creek has a three-skein set (600 yards total) of Ursa Minor fingering weight: 1 skein each of Silver, Lavendar, and Sapphire. The kit colorway is called Stardust Memories.
Not to be outdone by yarnies, master ceramicist Charan Sacher of Creative With Clay has also joined the cause and is taking orders for purple and gray mugs. The 16-ounce mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe, and are available in four knitterly designs.
For every mug ordered, Charan will donate $5 to Alzheimer’s research.
Click here to order your mug.
As I knit the shawl on Saturday, June 20, I’ll post my hourly progress through Instagram posts. Follow me at annbuddknits.
Whether or not you want to join the knit-along, please visit my fundraising page and make a donation. Together we can help find a cure!