Sunday, May 24, 2009

Handspun Yarn for my next Spirit Jump!

I've been blogging this week about Spirit Jump. It's a wonderful organization of which I am proud to be a member. Spirit Jumpers are volunteers who send cards or gifts to people fighting serious and often life threatening illness. The gifts are symbols of love sent to lift the spirits of people during a frightening time. Imagine going through chemo and having a really bad day when a package or letter comes to your door. Something out of the blue from a complete stranger letting you know they care. Comfort, hope or just a smile on a down day. That's it. A Spirit Jump.

I can't wait to get the kids involved this summer. I have set a personal goal of Spirit Jumping at least once a week. This week, one of the people in need of a jump mentioned several times how much she likes yarn. I spent last night and this morning making this handspun just for her. It's about 60% Merino, 30% Jacob, with another 10% of Angora, Angelina and Firestar. It's soft with a little sparkle and all of the fiber was dyed and carded right here at Wind Rose Fiber Studio. I hope she likes it and more importantly, I hope it lifts her spirit.

3 comments:

Meaghan said...

What an amazing Spirit Jump! She is going to absolutely love this and im sure she it will be completely unexpected. What special yarn, I can see how soft is even on the net :)

Thank you for the fabulous post I couldn't have said it better myself!

Charms Of Light said...

The love you have put into your special gift is obvious for all to see.

Very thoughtful!

Doris Sturm said...

That's beautiful yarn. I beame a Spirit Jumper too last week and have told everyone I know about it, well on my blog and my teams on Etsy.

I'm sure she will love the yarn!

Doris
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