Monday, January 30, 2012

A Free Pattern and a couple of Good Causes

This will be a quick post because busy is my middle name right now (hooray for busy!).

1.  Kollage Yarns is offering one of my designs as a free download. This is the Colorblock Scarf, and you can download a pdf of the pattern here.
This scarf is made with Riveting, Kollage's yarn made from recycled jeans. It was designed to use the leftovers from the Xylophone pullover. The scarf is constructed in blocks, with are joined with a 3-needle bind off.  You can easily make it longer,just by making more blocks, or make a wider stole by making 2 rows of blocks.  Adjust the color placement to suit the leftovers you have on hand.  Endless versatility!

2.  Have you heard about World Book Night? Publishers have donated thousands of books to be given away to those with little or no access to reading material.  If you, like me, have a hard time imagining life without a wall of bookshelves and a pile of books on the nightstand, you have to support this effort.  How can you get involved? Sign up to pick up 20 books at a local distribution point (Copperfield's Books is participating in my area) and give them away on April 23, 2012.  You only have until February 1 to apply, so click this link right now. Many thanks to Beth Casey at Lorna's Laces for posting about this event on Facebook.

3.  The lovely, charming and talented Carol Sulcowski of Black Bunny Fibers and Go Knit in Your Hat is holding a raffle to support Summer Search Philadelphia, an organization in which Carol and her husband are involved.  Carol has rounded up some rockstar prizes, and has set an incredibly modest goal of $1000.  I think we can blow the top off that thermometer, don't you? 

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