And the icing on the cake: a shot at some Wollmeise, plenty of other yummy yarns, or a pair of socks knit just for you!
In less than three weeks -- on June 18, to be precise -- a bunch of crazy-awesome people will get on their bicycles and set off on the 2011 Ride2Survive fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. They'll be riding from Kelowna to Delta. That's 400 kilometres (259 miles). Over two mountain summits. 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) of climbing.
And they'll be doing it in a single day, folks.
You see where the "crazy" in "crazy-awesome" comes in.
Among the riders will be my friend Dotty's (aka yarnfloozy on Ravelry) husband, Markus. So Dotty and her pal and co-blogger Gladys (aka wenat) are having their annual raffle and auction over at yarnfloozies. There are some seriously fabu prizes, plus an auction for a skein of rare Wollmeise.
Pretty much everyone either has been or will be touched by cancer in some way, and we all want to find a cure, right? So donate to the Ride, won't you? 100% of your donation goes to the Canadian Cancer Society for research for a cure. And if you're in Canada or the U.S., you'll even get a tax receipt for any donation $25 or higher (yep, in the U.S., too: the Canadian Cancer Society is registered in the U.S., too).