Friday, March 6, 2009

Mothering Sunday

Several months ago a designer from the UK, Erssie Major, contacted us. She had a fantastic concept for stockings using our Shepherd Sock in Flamingo Stripe. In case you don't remember, we donate 20% of the proceeds of this yarn to breast cancer charities.

Well, it turns out that Erssie's family has quite a history with the female cancers. Her mother died at 54 of ovarian cancer and her grandmother died at 42 of breast cancer. She wanted to create something to honor her mom and thought this yarn would be a perfect fit. So, these feminine and lacey wonders are called Ann Marie Stockings. They are available as a free download on Ravelry and here.

The timing of this pattern is perfect since this Sunday is the UK equivalent of Mother's Day. They call it Mothering Sunday. So, I'd like to wish all you UK moms a fantastic Mothering Sunday.

To everyone in the US and Canada, there's plenty of time to have a pair of these knit up for your own mom by our Mother's Day in May.
And as a little incentive, I'll enter everyone who sends me a picture of their Ann Marie Stockings into a drawing for enough yarn to knit two pairs of socks in the colors of their choice. How does June 30th sound for a cut-off date?


grumperina said...

Feminine and gorgeous! A beautiful pattern!

Anonymous said...

I just started taking a beginning sock class last night. Now I can appreciate all the work that went into these even more.