This is my boyfriend Damien. He live on the outskirts of Youngstown, OH. He barely has any money at all, and it’s to the point where he can only afford to eat maybe once a week.
He’s helped me through so much over the years, and I’ve never had a way to thank him, but I think I’ve found a way I can- with your help.
All six of his top front teeth are rotted to the core. It’s bad enough that he was using a tooth pick after a meal, and it broke straight through his teeth.
We don’t have anywhere near enough money to get him to the dentist.
He is living with his Grandma at the moment; his mother left him as a baby and his father was never in his life. They are struggling to make ends meet as it is.
I wanted to raise enough money to get his front teeth fixed and healthy so he can smile with confidence! If they are not, it could result in serious illness- even death!
- $1- A ONE DOLLAR DONATION GETS YOU A BLOG POST THAT IS ALL ABOUT YOU AND HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.
- $10- A TEN DOLLAR DONATION GETS YOU EITHER A HANDMADE PHONE OR IPAD SNUGGIE.
- $50- A FIFTY DOLLAR DONATION GETS YOU A PERSONALIZED, HANDMADE LAPTOP COVER.
- $100- A HUNDRED DOLLAR DONATION GETS YOU A HANDMADE SWEATER. ORIGINAL PRICE IS $150!
All donations can be made on my blog!
Prizes are unlimited in stock, so any donations are extremely appreciated.
If there are any other prize ideas or donations of any kind, please contact me through my blog.
Thank you for reading, and please reblog this!
I am reblogging this because Damien is my bff and cleans my gutters and stuff and these are cool prizes. He lived with me on and off for like 5 years but I moved out of town.
This is my very first handspun yarn. I’m not a huge fan of bulky yarns, but that’s what I got when I plied my first batch of yarn together. I figured that as long as I had some poorly made ‘art yarn’ I might as well try something new with the dye, so I experimented a little bit. I wound my yarn in a tight ball and pinned it in place, then tossed it in some not-quite boiling vinegar water and coloring for about 30 minutes. It was a little frustrating not really being able to see how far into the ball the color had been absorbed, but it turned out pretty well!
As for making the hat, I just cast on 6 stitches, increased every other row until I had 60 stitches, and knit until I only had enough yarn left for a few more rows. Then I went down a needle size and finished off with several rows of K1P1 ribbing.
I’ve had a request for knitting tutorials- and while I’ve never made any, I did LEARN to knit from a combination of video tutorials and written instructions.
This is a compilation of my favorite basic tutorials, as well as ones that I used for improving my technique, and starting new projects!
If anyone has a favorite tutorial- please send it in and I’ll add it to the list.