I have some exciting news to share with you. The first is that I created a pattern for the Italian-inspired infinity wrap I wrote about a few weeks ago. I’ve named it “Tangible Twists.” The second is that, unlike my other patterns which are free downloads, I’ve decided to sell this one. Why? Well, from now through the end of 2012, I will donate 100% of my proceeds to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
As some of you may know, I grew up on the coast of Rhode Island, and I have family that still lives there. While their homes survived with little damage, my mom’s store was severely impacted. The photos of the devastation are so hard to see. That corner of the world holds such a special place in my heart.
After the earthquake in Haiti, I remember hearing about knitting pattern designers who were donating their proceeds to the relief effort. I was so impressed, but I couldn’t join in because I had never designed anything. Now all of that has changed. I have 12 free knitting patterns! And, I’ve tackled my most difficult pattern designing effort with Tangible Twists. It’s time to enter a new phase of thinking differently about knitting for charity, by raising money with pattern sales.
I don’t know how much I will be able to raise, but I am confident that any amount will help. Please spread the word!
The pattern can be purchased from my store on Ravelry.