Kellie of the Gold Ribbon Craft Project sent out a call for knitters earlier to knit one of two hats (now there’s a crochet option as well – check out the Gold Ribbon Craft Ravelry group) — the plan is to have these hand knit / crocheted hats photographed on celebrities to be help raise awareness of the need for research when it comes to childhood cancer.
A little while ago a Raveler pointed me in the direction of a different way of grafting two pieces of Stockinette stitch together - Cheryl Brunette’s method. It sparked some ideas.
Since my FoxxyLady Shawl pattern has the option of grafting the two shawl pieces together at the centre-back, I played around a bit and came up with the following method and thought I’d share here. It’s totally changed how I feel about grafting!
Please respect the copyright of this information – if you love this method as much as I do, please direct others here — the photos and text are copyrighted and may not be used on any other website without our written permission.
Have some knitting time to donate? A bit of gold-coloured yarn just waiting for the perfect project? Want to help raise awareness for childhood cancer research?
Is there a Ravelry group where you can keep up with what’s happening? Oh yes! Right here.
Here’s a place where you and your needles can really make a difference. Come join us!
Here’s a sneak peek at my Govan Cowl pattern.
I’m very excited that it’s going to be included in a fantastic ebook collection coming out this fall — the project is raising money to help fund research into childhood cancer and you can read all about it here on the Gold Craft blog.
Test knitting for this pattern is happening right now in my Ravelry group and you’ll be able to see more sneak peeks on the Gold Craft blog as the time gets closer to publishing this wonderful collection.
It will be a great way to enjoy some great knitting patterns and support a very worthy cause at the same time.
I am honoured to be a part of this most worthy project!
Originally posted on Gold Ribbon Craft:
It has been a rollercoaster of emotions these last few days. One child, who’s FB page I have been following, past away from the same form of cancer my daughter had. Another child of only 7 y/o received a VAD, just like Bronwyn’s, for the same reason she did, chemo induced cardiomyopathy.
It’s all so close to home. So much reason to wallow in sadness.
Then I turn to my work on the Gold Ribbon Craft Project and I find purpose and hope in my designs. I see love and caring from all the beautiful designs submitted by others. All but one of the designers who have contributed are strangers to me. They are not participating because we are friends or because I asked them. The patterns they are working on are an expression of their desire and need to make a difference for children fighting cancer today and those not yet diagnosed.
Just recently ran across these fabulous coloured yarns from Rain City Knits! Such bright spots on a dreary winter day. I’m sure it won’t be long before some of these find their way into my stash!
First, my lovely new yarn to knit a new toe-up sock – pattern to be developed as part of the Ravellenic Games 2014 (being held on Ravelry, of course)! Yes, this is Indigodragonfly’s Beige dyed especially for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Yarn is caked (using my new ball winder) and ready to go. It will be Judy’s Magic Cast On and away we go.
And here’s my yarn cake in my red & white tin (for Team Canada) with a swatch of the slipped cable pattern that will be on the sock leg and instep.
Ravelry advertisements are the greatest!! A little while ago I was thrilled to find Michelle’s Assortment through one of her Ravelry ads. Michelle makes the most gorgeous shawl pins!!
When I contacted Michelle to ask if she’d like to be part of our next KAL (our Impeccable Knits All Shawls KAL) she was so excited about the idea she agreed to donate a shawl pin as a prize for the KAL. There’s still lots of time to join, so come on over!!! Michelle also kindly sent me a couple of samples. And here they are…. gorgeous just doesn’t seem adequate for these beauties.
Eye candy ahead!!!!
Very excited to be part of this project!
Originally posted on Gold Ribbon Craft:
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation! That’s right! All proceeds from the ebook will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. I looked for a charity that has transparency, a trusted history and will have the greatest impact on research that is available to the most children. St. Baldrick’s has all these qualifications. Check out the latest ad campaign by Stand Up to Cancer featuring St. Baldrick’s and starring childhood cancer survivor, Julia Hernandez and Samuel L. Jackson.
Our first KAL of 2014 will be an Impeccable Knits shawl KAL. So, come on over to our Ravelry group and knit along! The sing up thread will be posted very soon — which shawl will you knit??