Extra Life 2022 - For the Kids!

by Dye Mad Yarns


With new team members comes new causes! 

When Ashley was a tiny little yarn fan, she was diagnosed with Septic Arthritic Hip and only survived thanks to the help of some very dedicated and specialized doctors and nurses in her hometown, St. Petersburg, Florida. It was a very trying time for her family and Ashley's Mom will tell you, with tears in her eyes, that they told her they didn't expect her to survive. Once recovered, it was one of her dreams to be able to raise money for the hospital and help other families have an easier time going through such tough experiences. 

Flash forward to 2016! A close friend introduced Ashley to Extra Life and she quickly realized she could raise money for HER hospital. After some solid ugly crying, she signed up for her first event and never looked back. Now she leads her own team each year, has met some amazing people and also gets to volunteer locally for our very own Nationwide Children's Hospital here in Columbus. 

So what is Extra Life? Each year, gamers pledge to stream on twitch to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It's a ton of fun, but more importantly, CMN hospitals don't charge a single dime to families who need treatment. They also work so very hard to make sure that kids in hospitals can be just that - kids! The network pays for everything from games for them to play, specialized learning programs to teach them about their diagnosis in a fun and engaging way, programs for families to cope and even specialized doctors and nurses to focus on kids in long term care. Ashley has toured both of the hospitals she's been lucky to fundraise for, and without making this listing 1000 times longer, she'll say that the work they do is nothing short of amazing! 

From the bottom of my heart, and the dent in my left hip, thank you! - Ashley <3


Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply