Here’s how you can help:
1. Donate online or by phone (1-800-HELP-NOW) to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
2. Let Margene and Susan know the amount of your donation by sending them an email at givealittle AT gmail.com. Put your name and the amount donated in the subject line.
3. If you would like to donate a prize to the cause, send an email to the ladies at the same address, givealittle AT gmail.com, and put “prize” in the subject line. (I have donated my recently-completed Peacock Feathers shawl as a prize for this cause. Margene tells me that they will set up an auction for it — I’ll be sure and post the link when the auction is set up.)
Margene and Susan will keep a tally in their sidebars to keep us current on the amount donated. And they’ve got a new blog up, with the prizes they’ve received thus far listed.
You ladies are wonderful. Period.
I was thinking about all this on my way home this afternoon. I got off the air-conditioned train and into my air-conditioned car. I stopped at the clean, well-stocked grocery store to pick up a few things before heading home to my sleek, well-cared for kitty in my comfortable air-conditioned home. All things I mostly take for granted.
Yeah, I think I need to give a little. And then a little more on top of that.
Still working away on the Vårblommor shawl. I’m happily working away on the border pattern (not to be confused with the edging pattern), however, it still looks like a crumpled pile o’ crap.
Will this crumpled pile o’ crap magically turn into lace when I block it? Will the pattern emerge into loveliness? Or will it remain crap? The suspense is killing you, I know.
I have my doubts about the border pattern. Only time and blocking will tell. Of course, if I were a good girl, I would have swatched the border pattern and blocked it so I could see how it would work.
But really. Where’s the excitement in that?