There is podcast online called Lime & Violet
which bills itself as "the knitting podcast for the yarn obsessed". While I'm not a knitter (I *REALLY* need someone to teach me how), I'm addicted to it. (Warning: the content can be kind of R-rated at times so make sure your kids under 12 aren't listening to it with you.)
Anyway... one of the women who does it, MissViolet, found a lump in her breast a month ago and it's been one of the subjects of the shows ever since because her insurance is really crappy and she has to come up with her $1000 deductible up front in addition to whatever her insurance doesn't cover. So... one of the listeners contacted Lisa Souza
and Lisa made a special colorway called "Violet's Pink Ribbon" (pink and white with flecks of lime and violet) and is donating a chunk of the proceeds from the sale of that yarn to Violet's medical fund.
Being a good listener, I ordered some in December (it's $16.00 per skein and shipping is between $1-$2 depending on where you live) and it arrived while I was gone. Since L&V are obsessive about making socks and sock yarn, what better project is there than some socks! I'm using a pattern for toe-up socks (look at the last entry for the link) and I've got part of the toe done so far.
The toe of my sock thus far compared to my mouse.
The toe in detail with the colors
The yarn on my icky-looking computer chair (that should have been burned in the 1970's)