This has been one hell of a year, but I'm going to jump to the latest:
After making it through open heart surgery in February, I designed the Wholehearted Shawlette as testament to myself that my knitting mojo is back:
In mid-March, my daughter bought the building she's been living in for the past four years, and at 25 became a home owner and a landlady to the downstairs tenant.
Last week, the building next door caught fire, and it spread. She’s ok, but things are in shambles.
From now through the end of May, the proceeds from Wholehearted will go towards helping her re-build and be whole again.
The response to this on Ravelry has been wonderful: Jody has a pattern giveaway on her blog; Andi is also having a pattern giveaway on her blog; and Evelyn is having a KAL on her blog.
Aren't people amazing? And wonderful?
You can find the pattern on Ravelry, or you can buy it here: it's $5.00 either way.