Like so many, I'm heartsick over all of the death and devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti. Today's huge aftershock, which caused even more damage, just seems unfathomable. In the face of such huge, life-shattering catastrophes, with a desire to do something to help those affected, I'm faced with understanding just how small I am in the grand scheme of things. It feels like anything I do is just spitting into the ocean. Still, when we all come together and spit together, we can make a difference, can't we? (Ok, this metaphor is getting kind of gross. Sorry. :})
I encourage you all to help in whatever ways seem best to you...give to relief efforts however you can. I know it's rough here domestically too, with the economy totally sucking, but if you can, help. Just a little.
Along with many designers who sell their patterns on Ravelry, I am joining in the Help for Haiti fundraising effort. Now through the end of February, I will donate 100% of my profits from my Call Before Digging hat pattern to Medecins sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders. Again, it isn't much, but it's something we can do together.
Here is the link to my original post about the Call Before Digging hat pattern here on the blog (yarn requirements, etc. included there). And here is the link to the pattern page on Ravelry.
Or you can purchase it by clicking on this button. It will take you directly to your payment page on PayPal. (You do not need to be a member of Ravelry to purchase using this button option.)
And if my hat isn't your cup of tea, no problem, because there are -- at this moment -- 72 pages of patterns on Ravelry for which their designers are donating some portion of their sales to the Help for Haiti cause. Check out the list, I'm sure there's something there!