The Yarnbender Goes to Scotland with Lambs on the Run

Ruth Ingraham Start Date: Oct 6, 2017 - End Date: Nov 30, 2017
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • London, United Kingdom

My Travel Story

by: Ruth Ingraham Start Date: Oct 6, 2017 - End Date: Nov 30, 2017
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
Greetings Family & Friends!
As most of you know, I am a yarn freak and all around "Yarnbender" who loves to create things with my hands. Recently I learned of an opportunity to travel with a group of like-minded folks on a yarn focused trip in March 2018 to Scotland; the land of my ancestors (well, some of them anyway)! I am not in a financial postition to get there on my own and so I am making this page to try to get the word out in the shortest amount of time because I think I have to have my commitment and payment made by December 1st. If this information changes, I will update this page. Click here "Lambs on the Run Go to Scotland" or on the link down below to see the agenda of the trip which will include world class knitting teachers and classes, tours through castles, etc., great accomodations, and yarn crawling. We will be starting off the trip by attending the Edinburgh Wool Festival, and as you can imagine, in the land of sheep, this is "where it's at"! I will also need to pay for my airfare. I looked at the numbers and it costs about the same to fly into London and take the train up to Edinburgh as it would to fly directly into Scotland and since I have never been in Europe, or left the North American continent, that option sounds amazing as I could see London briefly and then the countryside between while knitting on a train. I can't think of a more romantic thing than that (of course that is because I'm a yarn nerd)! I also figured out that if each of my Facebook friends were able to give me just $10.00-$13.00 I would be able to go on this trip. I was going to record a video, but I am running short of time. If I get that done I will update the page. And so, I ask humbly and from the bottom of my heart, if you have a spare few bucks, could you find yourself able to help send me to Scotland?? Thank you and stay tuned for updates and handmade incentives!
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • London, United Kingdom

Updates

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  • Aren't There Fees For These Fundraising Things?

    Aren't There Fees for These Fundraising Things?
    Yes, there are fees associated with setting up one of these pages, as well as from the financial process folks who take your payments, however, rest assured my fine family and friends! I am paying those fees so that 100% of your donation goes into the proverbial kitty and will help to whisk me across the pond! I just knew that I needed a platform to get the word out to as many peeps as possible, in the shortest amount of time, while making things as convenient as I could for those who felt so inclined to help me achieve this dream and goal. If you are on the fence about donating, and you prefer to give me cash, I have a cash kitty at home with seed money in it from my boyfriend Eric (who is incredibly generous and supportive for those of you who don't know him) and I will be adding that money to the pot in order to get signed up in time for the trip! Again, I want to thank everyone for looking at this stuff and for helping me out with this idea!!
  • Thank You!

    Thank You!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you to the folks who have so far donated. I cannot thank you enough!!! I am continuing to hope and envision this happening. In the meantime, I have started a new eating plan in hopes that I can get my weight down quite a bit before March so that I will have energy to go on all the tours and do all the walking that is required! I have completely given up sugar and flour and I am only on Day 5, but I already feel like changes are happening. In fact, Wednesday (Day 3) and yesterday (Day 4) I was really feeling the effects of the toxins starting to be released and low energy. But I am resting as much as possible, drinking lots of fluid and sticking to it! I will keep updating, and I am hoping to learn how to make a blog soon so that I can start putting things of interest up that way. Enough for now, I love you all! Love, Ruthi

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