A really fab CAL just got started over at the Styled by Kristin site. Kristin Omdahl contacted us about the idea a few months ago and we jumped at the chance. Sometimes, we send yarn out to designers and it takes so long we almost forget about it. Not this time! Kristin emailed with ideas and sketches and even gave us little sneak peaks along the way. It's been so fun. And really hard to wait to share it with you. Here's what she says about the project:
I am so proud and excited to share this new crochet along (CAL) with you. I chose the yarn long before I designed the project for the CAL and it was the yarn that inspired the entire vision. I chose to use Honor by Lorna's Laces Yarns because I happen to really enjoy working with it. I gave the uber-talented ladies of Lorna's Laces creative license to pick the color for me, after giving them a list of 5 colors that made me smile. When the package arrived, it was Honor Navy Pier. First of all, I know the area of Chicago (my favorite US City) the yarn is named for, and it took me down memory lane of my modeling days in Chicago many, many years ago. Then I started thinking about all the soldiers, past and present, that have graced my life and those who have sacrificed for me and not graced my life directly.
As you may remember, I used to run in local races for charity. That is how I first learned about the Wounded Warrior Project. This awesome charity's mission is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. You can read more about them here: Wounded Warrior Project Website
I'm excited to announce that for every pattern sold, I will be donating $1.00 to the Wounded Warrior Project! The Solider Love Capelet Crochet Pattern is $3.99 and available as a PDF pattern that you can download immediately, either on my website, Ravelry or CraftsyPattern Shops. The pattern includes 2 patterns actually. You can either use the stitch pattern of the yoke of the capelet to make a scarf, or make one of the two sizes of the capelet. Either way, the project takes only 2 skeins of Honor by Lorna's Laces, an H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, and five 1" buttons.
This week, I ask you to find your yarn, make the tough choice of which of the gorgeous hand dyed colors you want for your capelet, download the pattern and read over the instructions, and ask me any questions. Next week, we will get started crocheting!
The entire time we were emailed about this project, Kristin never mentioned the Wounded Warriors. How nice of her to donate part of the proceeds of the pattern to such a lovely cause.