Knitting in Public
I had only recently learned how to knit socks, when knitting at a meeting my sock was admired. Knitting in public nearly always generates interest and comments.
Click here: Knitting in Public has a day!
But this time I was knitting at a place where I volunteer. We raise money from time to time and I had previously baked fancy desserts for a $100 donation each (limit of 10 per year)!
Fund Raising Idea is Born
The person sitting next to me said " I wear socks. I guess socks would be a larger donation than a cake?" I thought quickly and said "yes, $500". She agreed to donate $500 to our organization upon delivery of the socks.
Custom Knit for the Big Ask
I asked her to measure her ankle around and the ball of the foot and got color approval. I used Austermann Step -- a sock yarn with aloe in the yarn for the pleasure of the knitter. The color way was a muted pink and beige. So you see they must be custom knit.
Quality is Important
That was 10 years ago, I understand she is still wearing those socks!