Friday, February 11, 2011


Hope Osborne is a little Wellington girl turning 4 in almost a week who was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. In New Zealand when a child is diagnosed with cancer they begin receiving beads at each hospital visit and for every treatment they undergo. Since diagnosis Hope has gone through countless painful and difficult procedures and earned 900 beads as a badge of her journey with child cancer.  As of Sept last year Hope was in remission and treatment free.
Image used with permission from Rachael Brown Photography

This week though we all learned that Hope's cancer has returned and is spreading - sadly this time the only treatment will be palliative. Hope's family have been given a terribly short time frame to enjoy her. It's devastating news for any family to have to try and come to terms with.

And so this auction is as a fundraiser for Hope and her family, to help them enjoy what special time they have together. 100% of the money raised by this auction will go straight to Hope and her family and I will cover any postage costs worldwide!

So what are you bidding on? One truely fabulous one-off skein of Old Maiden Aunt 100% Superwash Merino yarn in colourway Lustre. This yarn is a 4ply (fingering weight) and contains 100g (approx 430y). For anyone who hasn't had the delight of owning OMA yarns before they are just gorgeous, the depth and subtlety of colour are truely amazing. I will also include some sweet chocolately goodness and an OMA badge in the package.

So all you knitters out there dig deep for this amazing family.  And those of you that don't knit bid anyway, this yarn is fabulous to just look at, pet, cuddle etc etc, or con someone you know into making you something truley special out of it.

**This is going well thanks everyone. If it goes over $50 I'll throw in a skein of Knitsch sock yarn in a colour of your choice, and if it makes it to $70 make that 2 skeins**

*Bidding will start at $15
*The auction closes on Fri 18th Feb at 8pm NZT
*All bids will be in NZD and I will accept payment via direct debit or paypal
*All proceeds will go directly to Hope and her family and I will cover postage costs.
*Please bid by leaving a commetn below and remember to include your contact details so I can arrange payment/delivery with the winning bidder.
*Finally thanks for looking/reading/bidding and please feel free to pass on the link to this to anyone you feel may be interested.

Finally there are loads of other fundraising auctions/raffles going on at the moment for Hope.  Those of you in Wellington please check out this TM auction for a photography session by Rachael Brown Photography.
And Julia over at Just One WIP has an awesome yarny package up for grabs as well
Alternatively anyone who would like to make a donation directly to the family can do so by popping money into Hope's account :-)
Hope Osborne