For those of you might have just gotten back from being trapped in an alternate dimension, or who only use your computer to read my blog (because let’s face it, it’s pretty awesome), you might not know that a little earthquake paid Haiti a visit. And by little, I mean it basically demolished their country, left thousands upon thousands dead, and devastated all habitable structures.  It’s bad.

But what’s good?  Knitters. Because knitters (and all right, crocheters too), as you know, are the chosen ones.  Who make differences, save lives, and will rightly rule the earth.  One way this is happening is through the tremendous donations accrued by designers who have graciously given up large percentages of their pattern sales to help the Haitians.

So, if you haven’t already, GO TO RAVELRY NOW!  Find that pattern that you KNOW you’ve had queued for ages, and instead of waiting to buy the pattern when you finally decided to cast on, buy it now so that a portion of the proceeds goes to Doctors sans Borders.   And there are a lot of great designers donating out there- some of my personal favs, like Ysolda and  Laura Chau, are donating 50-80%!!!

Also, remember that these patterns also make GREAT GIFTS!!

So what are you waiting for?  Indulge in pattern goodness and feel great knowing that your contribution to your own knitting happiness is also contributing to saving lives.

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