Last month, devastating fires across the country took lives and livelihoods and affected families from Gatlinburg, TN to Rochester, NY to Oakland, CA.
Like many of you, we watched these tragedies unfold while feeling helpless to assist. Then we remembered that together we can make a difference.
So in December we pledged to make a donation to the American Red Cross for every bag of our best selling yarn -- Liberty Wool -- sold to yarn shops that month. With no surprise, our customers stepped up, and we shipped them hundreds and hundreds of bags of beautiful Liberty Wool! And we are proud to make our gift to the American Red Cross on behalf of local yarn shops and yarn lovers.
Did you know that 95% of ARC workers are volunteers? And that 90% of the disasters they respond to are home fires? And 91% of every dollar is spent on humanitarian relief? They respond to more than 65,000 disasters each year, so we know that this gift will help countless families.
|Find these patterns on Ravelry. |
(L) Amalfi Poncho project by chellebelleknits. (T) Inspira Cowl project by AncasterJulie.
(R) Garter Stitch Shawl project by AESgirl
Now we ask you to show your LYS that their investment in Liberty Wool and in this American Red Cross donation was a great choice. Put on your rain boots and snow boots and (weather permitting) get on over to your fave shop and pick up a skein or two of Liberty Wool. Won't you show your LYSO this post, and tell them thank you again from us?
Above and below, we've picked some projects we love from Ravelry to inspire you.
Also on Ravelry. (L) Barley hat project knit by Frostyjr77.
(T) Liberty Wool Sock project from classiceliteyarns.com.
(B) Easy Baby Sweater project knit by Jillbknitting
Thank you for allowing us to provide you with beautiful yarns and thanks for participating in this ARC gift.