There’s a Story Here
April 23, 2008
Knowing your eBay habits as intimately as I unfortunately do, I probably don’t need to tell you to check out this auction. But I bet you’re wondering: WHA? Didn’t somebody already win that afghan?
Well, yes, somebody did. Back in February, the name that came out of the hat to win the raffle to benefit Oliver’s Fund was a Ms. Joan Hamer, who had sent in many squares. After I posted her name, I started to get emails asking me whether the winner was that Joan Hamer, but I didn’t know. When Joan Hamer got in touch with me, I asked her, “Are you that Joan Hamer, the one people keep telling me about, who is a pillar of the KnitList, who has taught scores of knitters how to make socks, who has dedicated more than a little of her own knitting time and her stash to good causes?” Well, yes, she said, I think I am that Joan Hamer.
Needless to say I was thrilled at the karma of that Joan Hamer winning our labor of love, our very large, very woolly, greatly bestitched-upon blanket-of-many-hands.
Joan had a question, though. She really loved the afghan. She could not wait to receive the afghan and show it to her knitting pals. But then, she said, she wondered if it would be OK to send it back so that it could perhaps be auctioned off to raise more cash for Oliver’s Fund.
So, I guess it really was that Joan. Who was I to say no?
To everybody who said they wanted to win the afghan, here’s your chance. You’ve got seven days to wrassle your fellow eBayers for it. May the most tenacious win. I will smile all the way to the Post Office.