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March 30, 2010

My favorite Schnauzer, Squeakers! (I'm a rescue too!)

My favorite Schnauzer, Squeakers! (I'm a rescue too!)

No, I’m not talking about that aggravating lower ab area that no matter how many sit-ups we do doesn’t go away.


Help us!

Apr 1- Jun 30!

This past week I “virtually” met Mary and she told me about in Colorado.

They need our help! Why? They are trying to collect 365 handmade scarves to sell next fall to help pay for the medical bills for the dogs that they rescue.

What can you do? A variety of things! You could

  1. Knit, crochet or weave a scarf and send it to Colorado Peke and Pom Rescue Inc. PO Boc 242  Morrison, CO 80465
  2. No time to make a scarf right now? That’s ok, between April 1-June 30th Darn Good Yarn is working directly with this rescue. I (Nicole the owner of DGY) am collecting money and will take that money and provide yarn to the rescue at DGY’s cost!
    1. Want to donate? Do you see the icons at the top of the page where the icons are for twitter and facebook? The one all the way on the right says “Donate”, click that and from there you’ll be all set!.

Mary tells me that the rescue was started 3 years ago and they thought they’d only take about 60 dogs on. Last year, almost 300 were rescued!

Most dogs need all of their shots, neuter or spay and usually a teeth cleaning so, Darn Good Yarners let’s help Mary and the pooches!

Here is a picture of a some of Mary's  rescued dogs with some of  their scarves.

Me and Squeakers thank you!

Darn Good Yarn on Sirius

March 11, 2010

Yes, you read it right! Check this out. Mike and I went skiing a couple of weeks ago!Nicole the owner at Mammoth Mtn
But on the ride out, holy moly was I bored. And get this, I remembered my yarn but I forgot my whole bag of knitting needles. I was trying to figure out how the heck I was going to survive …well…forever in the car. Well I was listening to Madison on Sirius’s Alt Nation. Very uncharacteristically, I emailed her asking if she would play “How You Like Me Now” from the Heavy.

See catchy?! Well, she didn’t play it then. But on the drive back home not only did Madison at Sirius play the song, she read my email and gave props to Darn Good Yarn! Holy Moly! We’re famous! Yes, I did send Madison some yarn-- she got it and loved it! You will too. She got the recycled silk sari yarn and my new recipe of banana fiber to be exact. Check them out!

Nicole's Recipe a la Banana Fiber Yarn in Tokyo Billboard

Nicole's Recipe a la Banana Fiber Yarn in Tokyo Billboard

Earth Day Giveaway!!

March 3, 2010

So who wants to win some fabulous handmade eco friendly items to Celebrate Earth Day?

Absolutely anyone can enter!  Just visit my Blog for the Details: