Coming Soon – Hope shawlette pattern to benefit breast cancer charities

Hope Shawlette

I designed this shawlette in conjunction with Craftsy.com, using Lorna’s Laces Solemate in the Flamingo Stripe colorway.

Lorna’s Laces donates 20% of the proceeds of yarn dyed in this colorway to breast cancer charities.Lorna's Laces Flamingo Stripe!

To me, the lace pattern resembles rows of hearts. Anyone for whom you make this shawlette will know that you care.

Hope Shawlette

If you sign up for Craftsy’s “deals” email, and purchase the yarn through the email that will go out later this week, you’ll get a copy of the pattern for free with purchase of the yarn.

To sign up for the list, just become a member of craftsy, go to your profile, and add the knitting email to your “notifications.” OR, you can just check out the Craftsy Deals page, you’ll see the yarn when the deal goes live.

I’ll also make the pattern available individually, and will donate 50% of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Sonya Philip at Fancy Tiger

This happened a few weeks ago, and somehow I’m just now posting about it!

Sonya Philip talk at Fancy Tiger

Here’s Sonya Philip at Fancy Tiger Crafts talking about her 100 dresses project, in which she’s making … 100 dresses! Some are of recycled / repurposed fabrics, and all speak to the empowerment that one feels when taking charge and making one’s own clothing. (We knitters can get behind THAT!)

Sonya Philip talk at Fancy Tiger

I met Sonya at Makerfaire SF earlier this year, and had that feeling you get when you think you know somebody, but it turns out that you don’t, but you SHOULD.  (Maybe we were close in a past life!)  Here we are in the sewing room with Sonya and Bronwyn the Awesome.

Sonya Philip talk at Fancy Tiger

Olive and The Patterns.  (The Patterns!!!!!!!!)

Sonya Philip talk at Fancy Tiger

Mazie taking Sonya’s photo with her camera.  She’s got a Vtech Kidizoom Camera
that she takes everywhere and uses to record her life.  Here’s the one that we have:

We ended the evening at El Diablo for dinner:

Sisters dancing after dinner

Denver is an awesome town for family fun!

The last few weekends have just been awesome. Lots of Family Fun!

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Here’s Olive at the Denver Mineral Show.

I studied mineralogy in school, so HAD to go to this event. We saw fossils and meteorites bought lots of beads to make jewelry. I’ve been studying the meanings and metaphysical properties of stones, and have collected a few that sounded interesting.

Moldavite, tiger’s eye, and rutilated quartz are some that I’ve recently gathered.

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Here the girls and I are at the Denver Art Museum. They have lots of art activities for the kids to do while there.

This exhibit is interactive. The little dudes were drawn by a 3-year-old, and pressing various dials and sliding sliders make groups of them swirl and merge.

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(posted from my phone!)