I know that the vast majority of you who read my blog have access to the internet, so you've probably heard about the earthquake in Haiti. What can I do? You ask. I don't want to give money to a scam and I would like an incentive to give, because who doesn't? I understand, and so do a few designers you might want to buy from!
If you buy their designs via ravelry, these designers will donate a portion of the proceeds to relief in Haiti!
Bob the Dog is a very cute retro design rewritten for the modern knitter by Kristen Rengren of Retroknit Design.
Kristen will be donating 50% of the sale price of this pattern.
Look who else is involved! Ysolda Teague, don't pretend you don't know her, is donating half the sale price of her beautiful toys, Smith, Mousie, Wee Mushrooms, and the famous Elijah. Until January 31st, the donations will go to Médecins Sans Frontières.
Until February 15th, Tanya Brooks is donating $2 of every sale of her cute little ChiChi will go to the relief effort! She's trying to get a match from her husband's employer, which would be pretty cool.
Last but definitely not least, Jennifer Small of Blue Canary Creations is donated all of the sales from her Farmer's Market to relief efforts until January 31st! Wow! That's quite the bargain, especially for so many objects in one pattern :)
I know this is a blog about free patterns, but you don't mind, right? What better reason to buy something then "it's for a good cause!" If you're in the buying mood but don't feel like buying toys, maybe you should look at the other patterns labeled "Help for Haiti" on ravelry.