I've changed my mind about the yarn I'm using for my Rachel's Shawl. Instead of the aran weight version I originally planned , I'm going to use the above yarn ~ Ella Rae Lace Merino held double. As much as I love Rowan Felted Tweed, I think it's going to be too scratchy around my neck and the Ella Rae fingering weight is super soft and squishy...and autumn colors to boot! Mmmmmm ~ much better. I'm casting on again this evening and think I'll be much happier with the finished result.
And since it is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rachel has decided to try, with all her super mighty rock star powers, to get another surge of pattern sales while the proceeds are going towards her charity. She is hosting a giveaway on her blog, Twist Your Stitches. Pop on over and take a peek ~ and if you have the time, included in the giveaway post is an interview she did with yours truly (I dislike talking about myself but this was kind of fun!).
Don't forget, all proceeds from the Rachel's Shawl pattern are still going to Rachel's charity through the end of October, and the pattern is available for purchase to Ravelry & non-Ravelry members alike at this link.
Thanks to everyone who supported the cause in September ~ we sold 113 patterns last month ~ that's $452 raised so far! The ripple effect has been amazing and the stories and messages both Rachel & I have heard and received have been beyond imagination. I know I can speak for her when I say we're both overwhelmed by the encouragement and kindness and the wonderful womanly camaraderie that we're experiencing tackling an issue that at some point or another affects us all.
YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!!!! Thank you :)