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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Comment for Charity

OK everyone, it's getting on to Christmas time, and time to think of presents, cards, cold nights, warm fires. . . . . you know the kind of thing.

So in order to warm my heart I am looking to get as many comments on my blog as possible.

To this end for every comment I receive on this post I will donate £1 to the Everyman cancer charity. I think the most comments I've ever got is around 20, so I'd love to beat that. Err I should add only one comment per person allowed! (I will also add that just in case this gets out of hand I will make a max amount of £100 - although if your comment is over the 100 and it's super special I might make an exception at my own discretion!!!!)

Go on tell me what you think - Click the link below that says how many comments I have so far, and make it one more. . . . you know you want to. You don't need to have a blogger account, you can comment either under "Other" by leaving your name and/or website or as Anonymous, but anonymous would be sad because I wouldn't know who to thank for making me skint for such a worthy cause!!!

Comments need to be received by 24th December, and donation will be made after Christmas.

**See post above for 12 November to see how you can make your comment worth £2 !!!**

p.s. Terri has made a good comment already - for all you knitters out there The Yarn Yard's November charity yarn is also for Everyman - see here. Have to say I have succumbed to a couple of skeins of that too!


  1. I'll start this off myself, £1 already in the kitty then!!!!

  2. I think that thats a great idea auntie noo, very generous of you!!
    I'm going to buy some of the yarn "n" has for the charity everyman too:-))

  3. Well done Auntie Noo, It`s a lovely idea.

  4. Fab idea..! I think I'll buy some of that yarn too.. do my bit as well.

  5. I am "n", and I think this is a great idea.
    Everyman is an important charity... the male equivalent of Breast Cancer Care, I suppose. My sons are aware of the need to look for "odd shaped balls", it's the equivalent of telling girls about periods... am I the only one who wondered as a child, why toilet roll tubes shrunk when you put them down the loo?
    I have designed a man-yarn (!) for an Everyman fundraiser... but this is so much easier! Frankly I don't mind how we fundraise... as long as we do it. They are our husbands grandfathers, brothers and sons, and they run races in pink frilly bras for us, so it's the least I can do. They need us.

  6. Please mention this on the Crafty threads'n'yarns board. I am sure you will get loads more comments from them.

    If you don't I will!

    Good luck! It's very generous of you

  7. This my frind will make £7 and it will be £7 well spend. You have a fantasticly good heart

  8. Another £1 in the kitty then!

    It's a fantastic idea Claire

    DtB xxXXxx

  9. Anonymous11:59 am

    We are so proud of you, well done.

  10. Anonymous12:04 pm

    Noo's Dad suggested Jingle Balls, I guess as a male he can say this!!!!!!! Just cost him £1 too ha ha

  11. knittingladybird12:36 pm

    what a fantastic way to stand by our men!

    the kitty is up another quid :D

  12. I was away yesterday and only just saw this post.....I know I'm too late as I would have dearly loved to have cost you another bit of money~~~~~

  13. Not too late Holly - I am accepting comments right up until Christmas Eve, so you have indeed cost me £1 :)

  14. What a lovely idea.

    I've read your post above too but as I'm totally lacking in imagination right now, I'll just say, Happy Christmas!!!

  15. Right, sorry Noo, but here's another comment ;) I've just been ordering the kids' christmas presents online and that has cost me a fair bit. I hope they like them, but both are small enough to be satisfied with what they're given!!! We might even have turkey this year for christmas dinner.

  16. Christmas is about God's sharing of himself with us, in a way that should make us share ourselves with one another. So congratulations on this truly Christmassy act of generosity!

  17. What a wonderful idea, auntie noo.
    Now I'm feeling Christmassy, I'll go and make some more Christmas cards.

  18. *sings*
    "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose"
    Fantastic idea!

  19. Anonymous12:43 am

    This is a wonderful way to show thhat you care auntie noo.Best wishes from Elisjay

  20. Here are the top ten Christmas Cracker jokes from the BBC
    Good deal for a quid I think :)

  21. Excellent idea. Wishing you a very knitty Christmas!!

  22. 'We wish you a Merry Christmas,
    We wish you a Merry Christmas,
    We wish you a Merry Cristmas and a Happy New Year!
    Good Tidings we bring,
    For you and your Kin,
    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!'

    Lots of love to one and all.

    Ollie & Kai xxxx

  23. what a bonza sheila you are...must say that I think you have a brilliant ya heaps...p

  24. Noo - what a truly generous spirit you have. And what a great chance to bring more awareness to this issue. Thank you!

    To Noo's mum and dad -

    Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
    In the lane, snow is glistening
    A beautiful sight,
    We're happy tonight.
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    Happy Christmas to you all (oooh, I need to put my tree up now cos thats the tree putting up song!!!)

  25. knittingladybird1:35 pm

    ChestNUTs roasting by open fire...tra laa laa.

    oooh naughty of me i know ;)

  26. He dressed himself "all in his best," and at last got into the streets. The people were by this time poring forth, as he had seen them with the Ghost of Christmas Present; and walking with his hands behind him, Scrooge regarded everyone with a delightful smile. He looked so irrestibly pleasant, in a word, that three or four good humoured fellows said, "Good Morning, Sir! A Merry Christmas to you!" And Scrooge said often afterwards, that of all the blithe sounds he had ever heard, those were the blithest in his ears.

    Carles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol"

  27. Auntie Noo, I have signed on to blogger for the first time to make a comment for you! I am trying very hard to make it a festive one. What a very good idea this is.

    So - this is as good as it gets mind you - never mind my two front teeth - "All I want for Christmas is a ball of wool".........

    Not very original but I'll be singing it for the rest of the day now!

  28. Way to go Auntie Noo!

    For a second pound - how about a 'Jingle Balls' Pattern to hang on our trees this year hehe.

  29. Count me in. A nice project and thank you. From a Lurker!

  30. Well done you, Claire :)

    Tis the season to be jolly
    fa la la lah la la la lah
    Knitted socks and prickly holly
    fa la la la oooh!

    Sorry, that's the best I can manage off the top of my head!!!


  31. Heres hoping you raise loads for Everyman! As you are ending your fundraising on Christmas eve.....

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
    In hope that St Nicholas soon would be there.
    The authors name escapes me!!

    Good luck and merry christmas!!

  32. I love this idea. Men's health is so important, too, and the Bushcraft yarn is so yummy. My Xmassy message is about what Xmas means to me.

    Present giving, food and wine
    Jokes and games and laughter
    A child again, however old,
    Funny hats, pulling crackers and after
    When you've had your fill of this
    And on chair or settee you're sitting
    Go for some quality time for your self
    Relax and enjoy your knitting!

    Sorry, best I could do! Hope it's worth £2!!!!!! LOL

  33. Silvia8:22 pm

    Christmas schistmas!! Bah Humbug and all of that!!!
    No realy ....All I want for christmas is...peace on earth and and end to war and hunger on afore mentioned globus thingy

  34. Hello Auntie Noo!

    I surfed over from KNitYoga's blog and had to join in on the fun!

    I also have a Spot the spaniel (mine's a Welshie) who was named before he found us! And now, to bring in that extra pound sterling, here's a little song from my Arizona Spot to your UK Spot:

    woof woof woof
    woof woof woof
    woof woof woof woof woof

    woof woof woof woof woof woof woof
    woof woof woof woof woof woof woof

    woof woof woof
    woof woof woof
    woof woof woof woof woof

    woof woof woof woof woof woof woof
    woof woof woof woof woof woof woof!

    (It's the ""Dogs Barking Jingle Bells in case you were'nt certain)

    Happy Christmas!

  35. Anonymous3:44 pm

    Hi - hope i'm not too late what a fab idea i too have seen the Everyman yarn up for sale but just bought some 1/2 price Sirdar Bigga off ebay (and a pom-pom maker) to make pom-poms for rescued moggies they get sooooo bored waiting for that new home) but will find some pennies for the charity yarn as it is for an extremely good cause i have purchased my christmas cards already but no tree up yet

    (Will I win the longest sentance??). Seriously lovely idea and I am sure you will max out your limit. Best wishes. Fran

  36. I just wanted to add my two pennorth - or should that be a hundred pennorth?

    Can I make it £2?

    Deck the halls with boughs of Holly
    Merry Christmas lets be jolly!!

  37. Fantastic idea. Good luck with the fund raising.
    We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, And Happy New Year.

  38. Christmas comments for charity - that's a wonderful way of wishing goodwill to all.

  39. Fab idea, I hope you enjoy a wonderful festive season.

  40. Great Idea Noo! I'm sorry that I can't really think of any Christmassy words for you but the sheep version of what Scrooge would say:

    "Baaaaaaaah Humbug!" (said in sheepy voice!)

  41. Hi noo I will try again.I think your everyman's a great idea.After reading the info i thought i should check myself took longer than first thought,an age thing.Probably why i wear glasses.
    Anyway just to catch toots for a quid here is my chrissy message.
    While sheepherds watch their flocks by night,all seated on the ground,a ball of wool feel down and noo began to knit,little boots for all the sheep so they would'ent wake up baby jesus.
    May your God go with you.HAPPY CHRISTMAS Doug.

  42. Once upon a time there was a Handsome Prince called Calum. It was getting very very near to Christmastime, and Handsome Prince Calum was looking forward to Grandma, Grandad and Auntie coming to stay. Grandma and Grandad were coming on an aeroplane, but one of Handsome Prince Calum’s friends, the trains, was bringing Auntie Noo.

    The day arrived! Handsome Prince Calum went to the Main Station to meet Auntie Noo. But which one of his friends was bringing her? In came Thomas, but Auntie Noo wasn’t with him. In came Gordon the big engine, but Auntie No wasn’t with him. In came James and Henry together, but Auntie Noo still wasn’t there. In came Edward, and there was Auntie Noo! Handsome Prince Calum jumped up and down with excitement. Auntie Noo got down from Edward and said, ‘Thank you for the lovely ride Edward’. ‘Peep Peeeeeeep’ said Edward, ‘Merry Christmas Auntie Noo.’

    And they all lived Happily Ever After, The End!

  43. That is such a VERY special story that I think it deserves a special donation of £5!! Thanks sis, and Handsome Prince Calum!

  44. Hi Claire, its rob from spreadtrade to win, and andy, lorraine on skype fame.. so me telling u i now blog too, has cost u a quid, im sooo worth it . kna what i mean.

  45. Lorraine11:47 pm

    Hi Claire,
    I shall take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2007.....(whilst simultaneously removing £1 from your SB Dow Profits)lol

    Have Fun ;)


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