Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Pancreatic Craftacular

I was looking around this evening at my favorite craft blogs and saw my pal Lee is participating in a fundraiser for pancreatic research and I had to jump in.

First I bought her new Swerve pattern for (a mere) $2.50. She's donating $1 of that sale to the cause and I get a fabulous new pattern to play with. She INVENTED a new cast on for these, so that alone should intrigue you. I've been hearing about it for a while and can't wait to try it out!

Then I wanted to do more. My grandpa died because of pancreatic cancer when I was 13 and it still feels unfair. Everyone in my family misses him. He was the sort of guy who made friends everywhere he went. Plus he drove a taxi in New York for a bit. I wish I could hear those stories!


From August 5th through September 1st, $1 of every pattern and club membership I sell on my site and through Ravelry will go to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research inspired by Kim Werker’s Pancreatic Craftacular. Kim is trying to raise $2500 by Sept 12th along with many other designers, yarn makers, and crafters too.

Here is the Ravelry page where you can see all I have for sale if you want to support the cause that way. You can donate directly on Kim's site too.

Thanks to Kim for starting this and having the moxie to give it such a bonkers name. Thanks to Lee for sharing the idea of participating. Thanks to you for reading this :-)

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Pinata Socks!

Pinata Socks

This is August 1st, which means it's time for another pattern release. This offering is the August installment of the Socks For All Seasons Club 2010. Have you joined yet? Come on already! Ravelry member? Peek here.

Welcome to summer, full of picnics, aguas frescas, piƱatas and calcetines calientes! This top-down sock pattern is full of texture, especially created to showcase bright, variegated yarns.

Pinata Socks

Sizes: This pattern is written for four sizes: (See foot circumference chart to determine appropriate size) 1. Women’s Small (2. Women’s Medium/Men’s Small, 3. Women’s Large/Men’s Medium, 4. Women’s X-L/Men’s Large)

Pinata Socks

Foot circumference:
7 (8, 9, 10) inches 17.5 (20, 23, 25.5 cm) unstretched. Will stretch to fit 8 (9, 10, 11) inches 20 (23, 25.5, 28 cm).

Pinata Socks

Yardage Requirement Chart: (just approx. - always have enough yarn!)

Women’s S:
Fingering: 350
Sport: 275
DK: 250

Fingering: 375
Sport: 300
DK: 275

Fingering: 400
Sport: 325
DK: 300

Fingering: 425
Sport: 350
DK: 325

Pinata Socks

Gauge: This pattern is written for four different gauges:

9 sts per inch / US 0 (2 mm) / Fingering
8 sts per inch / US 1 (2.25 mm) / Fingering
7 sts per inch / US 2 (2.75 mm) / Sport
6 sts per inch / US 3 (3.25 mm) / DK

Pinata Socks

Pattern includes a bonus crypto-gram puzzle!

The pattern is $3.99
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Pinata Socks

The Socks For All Seasons Club is $14.99 and provides you with a year's worth of sock patterns:
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Pinata Socks