Just when you think you don’t have time to do one more thing… pack your bags and head to Shetland! I wasn’t sure how I would get the Project Peace 2018 pattern information published as scheduled while I traveled internationally on the 14th and 15th but with the help of a couple of friends it happened. Some of you have already found the pattern information but if you hadn’t yet heard, the pattern information for Project Peace 2018 is now on Ravelry. Please note the full pattern (aka the instructions) are released on 12/1.
On the Project Peace 2018 pattern page, you’ll find the option to purchase the pattern or an e-book. Last year, people asked for a way to donate beyond the single pattern so I developed the e-book. What you might want to know about the e-book… the main Project Peace 2018 pattern is included. There will be 4 additional patterns released throughout and after Project Peace. All the patterns are accessories and related to the theme, “seeds of peace.”
Over the past few months, I’ve been collaborating with my dear friend Amor of Crave Yarn. She has the most beautiful yarns… the yarn, Brim Collections Breakfast used in the solid color sample is now available to order on The Healthy Knitter website. The yarn is 100% “New Merino” which is a certification process for Australian merino wool and is designed to verify all attributes and elements of merino supply from farm to yarn. The certification has an emphasis on traceability, sustainability, animal welfare, and land management.
So you can feel good about knitting with Brim Breakfast knowing that the sheep it comes from are well taken care of along with the land they live on. The only place to get the Brim Collection Breakfast yarn is on The Healthy Knitter website. Your purchase of yarn will help raise money for this year’s chosen organizations (Seeds of Peace and Gardens for Health) that are working to create a peaceful world.
Please know that all yarn ordered by 11/20 will ship on 11/26.
Over the past few months, my mum and I have been working on creating a very special project bag to be part of a luxury kit. We teamed up with Amor of Crave Yarn to make this an extra special treat. We only made 20 kits so if you are looking for a really nice gift for yourself or someone else, you might want to hop on over to the shop. Kits include the following:
a project bag sewn by my mum, made of 100% linen, lined with cotton ticking, includes a “peace” patch embroidered by yours truly with a little “peace” button sewn on the outside;
2 skeins of Caravan yarn (70% SW Fine Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel, 10% Mulberry Silk; 354 yards/100 g) from Crave Yarn in one of 3 colors;
a set of 5 custom peace-related stitch markers made by Katie from Katrinkles. (available separately in December);
a small leather patch that says “knit peace;” and
a handmade card.
Kits will be sold through 11/20 or until sold out, whichever comes first. Kits ordered by 11/20 will ship on 11/26.
Here’s a few things you can do right now to help other knitters learn about Project Peace…
purchase the pattern or ebook on Ravelry… this helps raise money to support peace-related organizations;
to help Project Peace garner attention on Ravelry, please do these easy things: click “favorite” on the pattern page, place pattern in your queue, create a project page;
join the Healthy Knitter group on Ravelry
on the Healthy Knitter group there’s a thread with a map for World wide knit for peace day… leave a note with your location and we’ll get you added to the map.
Let’s spread peace around the world… tell your friends, LYS, knitting groups, guilds… it’s up to us to be the peace-makers!
Now…. I must share that I stopped by the home of Jimmy Perez but no one was home.
May you all have a wonderful weekend filled with precious moments and time to pause… and breathe. With so many tragic events, extend a hand if need be and hug your loved ones.
The sun sets early at 60 North… feeling connected to my friends in Cordova at the same latitude. I suppose the short days urge one to find the beauty in the darkness.
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to Project Peace 2018… I have been gathering ideas for posts all year… you might be interested in finding a notebook or journal to use during the 21 days. Every year, I create a page in my journal for each day… for words and doodles.
Peace is a journey… one stitch, one step at a time.