Friday, 7 November 2008


The sharp eyed among will notice that over in the side bar is a new widget (ps, does anyone know how to put a space back in between my posts and my sidebar, sometimes I know just enough html to be dangerous to myself!)
The fabulous Natalie over at The Yarn Yard has started this. she's persuaded a load of designers to offer up free patterns, in exchange you donate pennies/hour of pleasure, however much you want/can afford in recognition of the hours of pleasure knitting the pattern gave you. All the money raised goes to Médecins Sans Frontières UK, some of you will know that The Yarn Harlot has done so much fundraising for Médecins Sans Frontières under the name of Knitters Without Borders, it would be lovely if we could even do a tenth of much as she has for what is one of the few worthwhile charities I seem to come across.

Speaking of knitting, I shall love you and leave you, I need to get knitting if my Christmas presents are to be done in time.


  1. Thank you Katie!
    Not sure about blogger, Gavin uses it so I will ask him.
    My mitts pattern, designed with Sally, is a WIP and there are a couple of other possibles as well.

    As with disaster relief, I suppose, this is more about growing an interesting collection of patterns slowly than having lots available immediately, so it's a case of watch this space!

  2. Cheers Katie from all at MSF UK.

    Pete (MSF web editor)