helping others

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Please, if you can, give to help Haiti and others. I don’t care if you donate to MSF and thus TSF, the red cross, Heifer, or some organization of your choice. If you’ve already given, thank you.

Or if you’re thinking of buying a knitting or crochet pattern, and think it’d be awesome to have a portion of your sale go to help Haiti and others in need think of buying a pattern from a designer who is contributing funds to good causes. Haiti probably won’t be the last disaster the world faces. Please don’t specify that your donation go specifically for Haiti, but for where it can be used.

There is a list at Ravelry of designers pledging that a portion of their sales will be donated.

There’s also a beautiful little shawl by Romi:

I designed a little shawlette Brandywine to benefit Haiti, and $5 of each $6.50 purchase price goes to Doctors Without Borders. I uploaded it on Saturday night and have already sent off $1,000. I to benefit Haiti, and $5 of each $6.50 purchase price goes to Doctors Without Borders. I uploaded it on Saturday night and have already sent off $1,000. I’m pretty thrilled, since I could never hope to do that much on my own! My goal is to sell 10,000 patterns—I’m aiming for the stars.

via Ravelry or via Romi’s site

(thanks to Anne Hanson for reminding me to spread the word)
I purchased my copy recently and hope to cast on soon, as soon as I kick this cold’s arse. Right now it’s kicking mine and I’ve spent most of the day asleep. You know I’m sick when I don’t want to knit OR read.

While your purchase is not tax deductible*, let’s face it, you like some of the designs and have been thinking of purchasing one or more anyway. Why not? Together we can do good.

*: I am not giving legal or tax advice! I’m not qualified to do either.

PG enjoys her chai

Yes, PG is adoring quite a few posts. I haven’t had the time to fix the "code" to ignore a bit of it if I don’t include a picture. This is the fast way to deal with it. PG is happy for all the attention.