Thank YOU for helping me donate!
First things first! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all of your support in helping me donate to organizations helping the Black community in the USA. As promised, all of my pattern proceeds for June and July were donated. Thanks to all of your support, I donated $51.45 to Equal Justice Initiative in June and $68.39 to The Loveland Foundation in July.
In case you haven't seen it, in June I shared two links in my Instagram bio link that host lists of resources for anti-racism. If you're looking for resources, these links might be a good starting point for you. In my Instagram highlights titled Anti-Hate, I've also shared books, Instagram accounts, and more.
August's Featured Finished Projects
Two of my re-test knits that I am hosting right now include two of my very favorite early designs: my Dancing in the Rain Shawl and my Gratitude Shawl. Since I'm falling back in love with these shawls, I couldn't help but share some of the finished projects for these designs!
Dancing in the Rain Shawl
The Dancing in the Rain Shawl was my first shawl design and is constantly changing so you don't get bored! This knit is a fun, addicting asymmetrical triangle that is easily memorized and customizable. It creates a lightweight shawl with a lot of drape. This pattern is written using seven different sections that are repeated throughout the pattern, making it easy to adjust the length of your shawl as you desire. This pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry and LoveCrafts.
Here are a few example projects! (Click the photo to view the project page!)
The Gratitude Shawl is one of my favorites because of all of the symbolism that is wrapped up in this design -- plus I worked it in some of my favorite colors! The Gratitude Shawl is a simple but gorgeous crescent shawl containing three basic lace motifs and some garter. I designed the Gratitude Shawl with Thanksgiving in mind, to evoke the feelings of peaceful, calming contentment that come when I think of the things I am grateful for. The pattern motifs remind me of experiences that I am thankful for: situations that open my mind; paths that don’t go as planned; heart-enlarging experiences; and simple, everyday life. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry and LoveCrafts.
Here are a few examples! (Click the photo to view the project page!)
I hope you found this little feature section inspiring! Do you have some early projects that you're falling back in love with again?
Interested in a chance to have your project featured? Share your photos on Instagram (using the design's hashtag) and link your Ravelry project page to my pattern! Don't forget: I am currently updating all of my patterns! If you’ve purchased a pattern, you will automatically receive the new, tech edited version with charts when the updates are released — hopefully by the end of summer!