Thank you all for leaving so many comments here on the blog and for joining the new Blue Peninsula group on Ravelry in the past week. The names selected by the random number generator were: Fleurtje-Eliza, greyowl, and knitknucklehead. Congrats to each of you! I'll contact you on Ravelry to get your mailing information.
We knitters are known for our generosity and willingness to help each other and larger causes (Knitters without Borders is just one example). Recently I read on Jody's blog about a knitter/designer whose daughter has suffered a serious house fire. From now through the end of May, Erika Flory is donating proceeds from the sale of her Wholehearted Shawl pattern to help her daughter rebuild her life.
Pattern: Wholehearted by Erika Flory
Yarns: Quince and Co. Finch in Kumlien's Gull; String Theory Caper Sock in Sandy River
Wholehearted is a heart-shaped shawl knit with solid color and variegated sock yarns. It's a great way to use those partial skeins of sock yarns in your stash. The end result can be subtle and subdued or bright and dazzling, depending on your color choices.
I hope you'll consider helping Erika and her daughter out. If the shawl isn't something you'd knit for yourself, considering gifting the pattern to a friend on Ravelry. I myself have never had to live through a house fire—I can't even imagine how hard that would be.
Thanks again, everyone, for participating in the Triple Giveaway. Happy Sunday!