Friday, May 20, 2011

The SECOND half of the surprise...

Many of us got together to design 24 squares for Pam's Comfort Cable Blanket for designer Pam Gillette. When we found out that last fall that Pam was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, we knew we wanted to show support in some way.  What do knitters and crocheters do when they want to send love? They make a square :) A bunch of us (and I mean a BUNCH) made cable squares because cables are among Pam's favorite techniques.  We chose black, gray, and pink, because she enjoys those colors and pink in recognition of her journey. I showed you my square some time ago. KnitPicks donated the yarn (thank you!).  We sent Pam the finished blanket months ago. While she was surprised by the gift, we are thrilled to finally give her the second half of the gift.... We partnered with KnitPicks to bring you the 20 page pattern and send ALL the proceeds to Pam!  Here's the link to this incredible pattern for only $4.99.

The contributors are a few people who's names you might recognize (in no particular order):
Tracie Barrett, Angela Best, Gwen Blakley Kinsler, Vashti Braha, Bendy Carter, Robyn Chachula, Doris Chan, Drew Emborsky, Lisa Gentry, Amie Hirtes, Mary Jane Hall, Jill Hanratty, Tammy Hildebrand, Amy O’Neill Houck, Margaret Hubert, Kimberly Kotary, Marty Miller, Annie Modesitt, Diane Moyer, Kristin Omdahl, Dee Stanziano, Mary Beth Temple, Karen Ratto Whooley

Thanks also to tech editors KJ Hay, Susan Lowman and Annette Petavy who contributed their expertise to the project as well.

4 comments:

Crochet Friends of Stamford said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is a project all the designers would definitely do again! What a beautiful thing to do for your friend :o) Have the best day! Haley

crys said...

magnifico ^_^

CrochetBlogger said...

This is so awesome. I drooled over the design when it was first shown and am thrilled to be able to purchase the pattern now. Great work everyone!

Richard Rose said...

I would love to buy that pattern but, unfortunately, that particular online shop doesn't seem to like overseas addresses (even though the pattern is to be emailed) so unless someone can give me a valid US or Canadian delivery address I won't be purchasing it.