Design for a Cause

I'm too lazy to ride bikes. WAY too lazy, and too fluffy. I'm working on it. I've never been one to be active, per se, but luckily for all of us, there are people out there who are. Annie is going to be partaking in the 2010 Ride to Conquer Cancer. Don't ask me how many kilometres she's going to be biking. I know it's a lot. It's more than I care to think. It makes my bones ache just thinking about it.

But she does have to raise $2,500 in order to partake, and I wanted to help. Especially wanted to help since I can't exactly bike along with her. Enter a new shawl design.

Troll Forest (Trolleskov) First pattern

This is the first shawl I've ever designed. EVER. It's not done, obviously. This is only stage one, and there's still two more pattern elements to come up with before I cast it off, but I LOVE it. It's knit out of my own handspun, four ounces of corriedale that I dyed with Wilton's food colouring.

The colour is most accurate in the next picture.

Troll Forest (Trolleskov) First pattern

I've already named it Troll Forest (or Trolleskov in Danish) because it reminds me of walking through my favourite forest in Denmark. Once it's completely written, which should be around the end of this month, you will be able to purchase the pattern from Annie for a nominal fee to support her in her ride. I'm realy excited about it!

After that, I'll keep the pattern up for sale, but if you are interested in knitting this, please purchase from Annie before June so that you can support her in her cause!


annie said...

this shawl is so beautiful! i can hardly wait to knit it myself hon. you've done a fabulous job so far.

i really appreciate that you're helping me to raise funds for the 2010 ride to conquer cancer. i'll be riding 200 kilometers for the cause, and all funds raise will flow to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. All funds. Every cent.

Thank you, Kayla, for such a beautiful act of kindness and sharing.


Mary~Momathon said...

So Pretty!!!