Shobhana is doing a good deed – and we can help.
This is Shobhana's author photo from the back page of her awesome new book, Yarnplay. See her fetching little scarf number? Well, she recently made the pattern for this scarf available for purchase ($2.25 – less than a caramel macchiato!), and between now and December 31st, the proceeds are going to F.I.R.E., the parent organization of The Dulaan Project. The money is being earmarked for the shipping fees associated with getting all of the wonderful handmade creations to Mongolia to keep the children warm and healthy. So, you can contribute and donate money to the effort, and get this smashing scarf pattern in turn!
… and just as an added incentive? Let's knit some Bejeweled scarves together! Buy your patterns between now and December 31st – and then, we can knit along together (Shobhana will join us!) starting January 1st, 2007.
This is not a formal knitalong, and I will not be keeping a list of names. However, if you do want to take part, here are some things you can do: (any or all of them!)
- Leave me a comment if you purchased a pattern.
- If you have a blog, ping this blog post (just link to it!) when you make your scarf in the new year.
- Join the Handcrafted Scarves group on Flickr and tag your picture with "bejeweled".
- Post this button on your blog, and link it to this blog post.
That way we can see all of the lovely Bejeweled knits, as well as remember the Mongolian children that your donation helped!