It’s my birthday today and Andi gifted me a copy of the Wholehearted shawl (thanks, Andi!). It was a great surprise but my favorite part is that the proceeds are going to help the designer’s family. Here’s what she writes:
My daughter suffered a serious house fire today. She’s ok, but things are in shambles. From now through the end of May, the proceeds from this pattern will go towards helping her re-build and be whole again.
What an awful thing to go through. I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak of losing prized belongings and irreplaceable memories.
Let’s Help Erika’s Daughter – A Contest
So, in a pay-it-forward spirit I’m going to purchase and give away 4 copies of this pattern to you all!
All you have to do is leave a comment with the two colors you would use for this shawl and why you’d choose those colors. I always have a difficult time choosing multiple colors for a single project so I’m looking for a little inspiration.
The fine print – one entry per person. The contest will run until next Saturday April 21st, and I’ll announce the winners next Sunday April 22nd. I’ll send the winners a copy of the pattern as a gift via Ravelry so I think you’ll need a Rav account. If you don’t have a Rav account and you win we’ll figure something out.
- Rav forum post about remedying rowing out – I loved the “helicopter method” to address excess yarn. Ingenious!
- Another Rav forum post listing mostly garter shawls. I discovered a lot of new shawl patterns and I love the simplicity of garter stitch for my commute.
- Spatterdash wristwarmers showed up in my friends’ activity this week. How did I miss these? Great for variegated yarns (or tonals too) and love all the little buttons.