Stirling Knit Camp Fund-raising for Tutors
Wow! You knitters totally absolutely rock. You really, really have bowled me over!
I received a brief note yesterday from Kerrie Allman (of Yarn Forward magazine,) and Pat Ashforth (of Woolly Thoughts,), they who have been kindly donating their time to coordinate the liaison between the firm of accountants and the unpaid tutors. The note contained a figure that I, at first, read to be a total of the funds raised. OK, I plead severe distraction by trying to complete the shipping (without grievous errors on my part, all this while my right-hand person is away for two weeks) of all the pre-orders for my new book, Cool Knitters Finish in Style (it arrived here on Friday), and I confess to scanning rather than reading her message carefully. I thought the figure she mentioned was the amount to be shared amongst all the tutors. I was, of course, happy and grateful for the forthcoming contribution, since no more of the owed money appears to be coming from a certain disorganiser. But, imagine my chagrin and amazement when I reread the message this morning:, and discovered that the message in fact contained the amount headed in my direction. Wow!
The total fund has covered all the unpaid tutors’ travel expenses, with a little over towards tuition. You folks are truly amazing. Thank you to everyone who has fund-raised, sent supportive comments, and indulged in purposeful targeted shopping from the various tutors. You’ve renewed my faith in real, dedicated knitters, and in the goodness inherent in decent people.
The healing process from the miserable Knit Camp experience began with the instigation of the fund, and was amplified by your willingness to support this project. You have all helped me (and the others) to move on and get over this experience.
“Thank you” seems inadequate, you deserve applause! You have done a wonderful thing, and it has warmed many hearts.
Happy stitches to you all.