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A Bag of Goodies for Charity

February 25

From time to time I like to provide things for local charities that are close to my heart. You might get requests for auction items, too, so I thought it might be fun to share what I just finished putting together – maybe you’ll get some ideas for auction items of your own. The auction item may be something modest for a small local event, all the way up to something with higher-end items for a fancier affair.

This time around I wanted to create a special knitting-related goodie bag. I was asked to put together several items, including a signed copy of my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. I was also asked to include yarn for making one of the scarves in the book. And of course I’d have to include a set of LimaPopShoppe‘s stitch markers in the exclusive AudKnits colors:

stitch markers

Now…what would I put all these goodies in? It had to be something really special, since this is an upscale auction…

I first wrote about the joys of Chic-a products in a blog post a couple of years ago. The company’s knitting accessories are brilliantly designed, making them oh-so-useful to us crafters while delighting us with fabulous colors and patterns. I wanted a really nice bag, and one that could do double duty as either a knitting bag or a day-to-day tote. Chic-a’s Market Tote was the perfect solution. I chose the lovely “Finlandia” color:

chic-a market tote

I couldn’t resist throwing in a set of Gadget Trays as well. I have these scattered around in various drawers, keeping small things organized, and knew someone else would find them handy as well.  I chose the jaunty yellow color in the bottom photo, since it makes me think wistfully of spring:

chic-a gadget_tray

I’m sure that so many colorful treasures and my book will make for a successful auction item for charity!

Do you have ideas for creating knitting-themed auction items? If so, please leave a comment and share them with other readers!

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