I am extremely proud to announce the release of my newest pattern: Matthew’s Shawl.
You’re probably saying to yourself, nice shawl… but who is Matthew, and why is this his shawl? Matthew isn’t actually a person… more of an idea. Sure, I have met plenty of lovely characters named Matthew in my life, but this shawl isn’t really inspired by any of them. Like I said, Matthew is an idea.
So what is the idea of Matthew? The idea is the gift of giving back.
Everywhere we turn, we see news stories about the horrible things going on in the world. School shootings, racial profiling, natural disasters… and that doesn’t even begin to touch on the political climate in our country right now. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with how horrible and scary the world is. So what do we do? We start giving back and making a positive impact wherever we can.
How I do that, is by donating a portion of proceeds from pattern sales to various charities. Now, I’ve got my own circle of charities that I can (and do) choose to donate to… but lets open that circle up a bit. This year, I’m partnering with several fantastic and inspiring dyers to embark on this venture.
Dizzy Blonde Studios is the first dyer of this year that I’m partnering with, and a portion of all sales of Matthew’s Shawl as well as the Katie Dragon Cowl will be donated to Leashes of Love, LLC.
Leashes of Love Rescue, LLC. is an all-volunteer, foster home based, 501(c)3 dog rescue organization based in Southern California. The majority of the animals they rescue come from high kill animal shelters throughout Southern California, where overcrowding and overpopulation lead to the euthanasia of millions of healthy, friendly pets every year. For more information on Leashes of Love, check out their website at www.lolr.org
I sincerely hope you love Matthew’s Shawl as much as I’ve loved creating it.
Until Next Time!