I am sure you have all been as overwhelmed by the news of the school shooting in Connecticut on Friday as Mr Danger and I have been. Though I am trying to listen to the news as little as possible since I end up in tears every time I hear anything, from what little I do hear it sounds like every one in this country and beyond has been feeling like we do.
I was contacted over the weekend by a group on Ravelry that has started the 600 Monsters Strong project. Their goal is to get at least 600 monsters made to give to the kids affected by the shooting in Connecticut. You guys, this is amazing. They asked if I would be willing to do something to help their group by either giving away patterns or discounting a couple of my patterns. I let them pick which they wanted and they decided on a $4 discount on both my Penelope and Daphne and Delilah patterns, which makes them $2 each. So, I set up a coupon code for Ravelry, and holy cupcakes if I have not had over 600 downloads just on my 2 patterns (2 of the many, many approved options) since then. I tell you what, knitters are just the most amazing group of people. From my guess they are going to have many, many times more than 600 monsters for these kids.
If you are feeling like me and want to feel like you can do something to help out these kids and families, go check out the 600 Monsters group and get involved. You can get the discount code there (it only works on Ravelry, I am not doing it on etsy since I would have to refund each order and with so many coming in I am completely overwhelmed just with Ravelry downloads which I don't have to do anything for. Pretty much any and all questions have been asked and answered in the 600 Monsters group so go dig around there if you need something answered). Seriously, this is so amazing I can't get over it. I have pulled out my needles to get started on a couple monsters. I don't do this very often, but please if you knit, go make a monster or two to give to this amazing project. It doesn't have to be one of my patterns either, there are many free options on the approved list.
Thanks guys, you are the best!