Sunday, July 01, 2007

We Love Annie!

Three posts in one day is a new record for me, but this is an important one.

Most of us are familiar with Annie Modesitt, the Knitting Heretic. She's certainly one of our most important knitting designers today. You're probably familiar with her books and designs--her latest books are Men Who Knit and the Dogs Who Love Them, with Romantic Hand Knits due out soon.

What many do not know is that Annie's husband Gerry has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Aside from the impact this is having on their family, the costs are astronomical and Annie can use some help from us.

If you'd like to help Annie and Gerry, you can. You can make a contribution directly by going directly to Annie's website and purchasing a copy of the Red Carpet Convertible pattern. The pattern is $4.50 and additional donations are appreciated.

One of our local shops has jumped in to help, too. Annie came to visit Main Street Yarns (Watkinsville, GA) last year and she's much beloved there. Main Street has a Six Weeks of Socks contest going, with all proceeds going directly to Annie and Gerry. Go to the We Love Annie site on Main Street's main page to take a chance on winning some sock yarn (and we all need more of that!) and to help out a valued member of the knitting community.

(Hint, hint: you can enter every week for the next six, and you can enter more than once!)

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