Like all of you, we were devastated to hear of the tragic earthquake in Haiti last week. Many knitters immediately joined a fund-raising effort in order to support the aid to this country and it has been wonderful to see and hear of the tens of thousands of dollars that have been donated so far. Even when listening to the news this morning, it is obvious that there is a long long way to go, and most are still suffering in need of basic medical care, food and fresh water, highlighting the need for continued support, financial and otherwise, to this country.
As a result, when Kristen Rengren, author of the inimitable book, Vintage Baby Knits, and someone we admire greatly for her wit, talent and seemingly endless energy, contacted us about doing a joint auction to raise funds that would go directly to supporting the relief effort, we were immediately on board.
(Photograph Courtesy of Kristen Rengren)
The auction is for a custom-fit pattern tailored specifically for you of the beautiful Harlow Sweater (ravelry link), and enough Road to China Light to knit one in one of the 7 color choices shown below. Harlow is a sweater that looks wonderful on all body types, and the addition of the custom sizing just for you, makes this a really amazing prize.
And the kicker? Kristen will throw in a signed copy of Vintage Baby Knits as well — an added bonus worth its own auction!
The rules and auction itself can be found here, via the group forum and occurs tonight — yes! tonight! — from 7 – 10 pm EST.
We hope that you’re as excited about this auction as we were happy to participate.