Please note -- this listing will be live at 12 noon (EST) on Saturday, October 21 - the first day at Rhinebeck.
We began fundraising against voter suppression efforts back in 2019 when I suggested to Adella of LolaBean Yarn Co. that she create a colorway to use as a fundraiser for Fair Fight Action, a new organization created by Stacey Abrams to fight the ongoing voter suppression efforts in Georgia and elsewhere.
Inspired by a pile of leaves, Adella created the colorway "Leaf Voter Suppression Behind" and we put it up for sale at Rhinebeck and it has been a big hit every year. We thought this would be a one-time fundraiser. Unfortunately the efforts to put up hurdles and prevent people from voting continues to grow. This year alone there are a record number of voter suppression laws that have passed state legislatures. It is disturbing and wrong to make it harder for people to vote and these laws disproportionately impact minority communities, the poor and the elderly. And a new group of voters is being targeted for suppression - young people. That's why this year we are also supporting Rock The Vote who's focus is empowering young people to get out and vote.
For each skein sold, $5 will be donated and then matched by CeCe Tkaczyk of CeCe's Wool, and Adella Colvin of LolaBean Yarn Co. That's a total of $15 for each skein of this colorway split between Fair Fight Action and Rock the Vote.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a limited pre-order of this yarn. Pre-orders will be dyed and sent when Adella is able to dye them, post Rhinebeck.
There are three weights of this fabulous yarn - Soy Bean, Navy Bean and Lima Bean.
Navy Bean is a 2 ply Fingering Weight 100% Superwash Merino, 400 yards, 100 grams
Soy Bean is a 4 ply DK Weight 100% Superwash Merino, 231 yards, 100 grams
Lima Bean is a 3 ply Bulky Weight 100% Superwash Merino, 106 yards, 100 grams
Remember, just because voter suppression is not happening to you, does not mean it's not happening. Don't sit on the sidelines, let's do something about it!
Thank you for helping get out and vote and make sure others have the same opportunity to do so. For those who can, there are lots of ways to support voter registration drives and get involved with organizations like Fair Fight Action and Rock The Vote!
If you would like to make a donation or get more information about Fair Fight Action, you can reach them here: https://fairfight.com/
If you would like to make a donation or get more information about Rock the Vote, you can reach them here: https://www.rockthevote.org/
Lovely color- worth the wait!
One of my most favorite yarn in my most favorite colors. The yarn is so darn squishy my projects with this yarn always end up taking longer. Knit, knit, squish, squish. Repeat. Added bonus is that whenever this yarn goes on sale it doubles as a fundraiser for something I am passionate about: Voting Rights. I will always, always purchase a few skeins when Leaf Voter Suppression Behind comes up for sale. Thank you Adella and CeCe's Wool for bringing us this fabulous yarn
This is lovely yarn with beautiful rich colors.