Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Spreading the love...

My amazing friend, WoollyWormhead, did something wonderful today, and I am totally in awe of her generosity. 
She's made all of her single patterns available to be downloaded for free, for 24 hours... so people can craft something to gift, to donate or just to make themselves feel better.


So far, there have been over 6,000 patterns downloaded, which shows people are really in need of some solace today, with the huge election result in the USA literally rocking the world and making a lot of people feel uncertain of their futures.
I completely empathise with all the people in the USA who didn't vote for the new President. 
I can't even bear to type his name.
It happened to us in June when UK voters chose for us to leave the European Union, the feeling of sadness, fear and loss... 
Am once again, dumbfounded.

The need to spread some love, and the fact that my Blog is 11 years old this month, means I can give away some yarn, right?

I know it's not a lot, but right now, it's all I have.

So, just leave me a message here, and in one week from today, all the names will go into one of my beloved WoollyWormhead hats, and my ray of sunshine will draw out one name.
When leaving me your comment, please let me know how to contact you (Ravelry username is preferred, thankyou !)

#bethechange too ...
Everyone has it in them to do it.
What are you waiting for? 



33 Comments:

Blogger Lorna Potter said...

Massive hugs to everyone, I have close friends in the US that are possibly going to have their entire life turned upside-down in the same way as my friends here that are from the EU or living in the EU. It's a sad day indeed.

6:11 PM  
Blogger allthatkatyknit said...

No one can stop us loving one and other! :)

6:19 PM  
Blogger Judith Korving said...

That's a lovely offer... I feel like whatever this means for world politics, the world's people are going to be the same as always. Some not "to my taste" but the good ones even better. Thank you for offering this up!

6:25 PM  
Blogger angelwoollies said...

Shocked and saddened.

6:36 PM  
Blogger angelwoollies said...

Shocked and saddened.

6:36 PM  
Blogger HELEN IRWIN said...

Thank you for your generous offer, a lovely touch of happy in uncertain times.
(VioletSprite on Ravelry)

6:38 PM  
Blogger Anne-Marie said...

11 years of near consistent blogging! I think YOU need a prize for that :)
You know how to get hold of me... you even have my mobile number if none of the other social media methods work :)

6:41 PM  
Blogger Deb Bramham said...

Woolly inspired me too, and have spent the afternoon trying to get on with MKAL as distraction from the news 🙏🏼
DebBramham
#bethechange

6:41 PM  
Blogger Joanne Cliffe said...

The world would be a much better place if it were woolly
Lets hope we can change it with one act of kindness at a time, thank you for yours

(Joannecliffe on rav)

6:51 PM  
Blogger Tash said...

11 years of blogging? Awesome stuff - well done you! The world does indeed feel as if it's been knocked off its axis this year... (coxabey on Rav)

6:54 PM  
Blogger Mo said...

What a lovely idea! So generous :)

(moclell on Ravelry)

6:55 PM  
Blogger HannahRuth said...

Great to see some love being spread, there is good in the world,just some days it's harder to see it than others x
(hannahruth on Rav)

7:06 PM  
Blogger Claire Hudson said...

Lovely blog, lovely yarn and lovely you too! I was also so inspired by Woolly's offer. I also loved that people were saying they went to her Ravelry page, downloaded a free hat and then bought one too. It's always lovely to have the option to win yarn. But if my name does get pulled out, would you pull an American entrant's name out & send it to them instead? I've got my Brexit yarn (and a flower bed I dug that weekend - and I do call it the Brexit bed...) and probably someone else needs it more than me. Claire (@mollieandclaire on Instagram and @clairefrome on Ravelry) x

7:08 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

You are so lovely.

BlueEyedFloozy on Ravelry.

We will overcome.

7:15 PM  
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7:18 PM  
Blogger Random Yarning said...

Happy blogiversary! Your yarn made me feel better when I was really poorly this spring, so hopefully will do the same to whoever wins. I'm RandomYarning on ravelry.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Natasha Morris said...

So generous of you both, thank you both so much, a woolly world is such a better place to be xx

7:42 PM  
Blogger Nyree Dawn Dowell said...

I have covered my small's bums in your woollies (ok, they are not so small now!), your handspun on etsy many moons ago inspired me to start spinning (still rather naff at that!) and I have a precious corner in my stash of your yarn...here's to many more years of enjoying your woolly fabulousness!! With much love, fibre and cider ;-) nyrees on Rav x

7:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa Wade said...

I have actually been wrapped in a rainbow coloured shawl I made with some of your Yarn today :-) felt like the best day to wear it! My rav name is Fenwench :-)

My Rav name is Fenwench :-)

8:01 PM  
Blogger debbym said...

I am still reeling from Brexit, which is much closer to home for me, and now this...
Kudos to you and Ruth for spreading cheer and love, let's all join in with that.

Congratulations on 11 years!


deejayemm

8:37 PM  
Blogger pip said...

hoping you're having a good evening :) fingers crossed for the yarn (if postage to france is ok)
twitter: @EcogiteBreizh

9:18 PM  
Blogger Sneezy said...

Such a lovely thing to do 💜 (SneezyCharmed on rav)

9:43 PM  
Blogger BareThreadsUK said...

Your yarn was the very first handdyed I'd ever bought, for my first ever knitted project. I found such great happiness in it that I haven't looked back! What a superb gesture in these saddening times. (Bobbin5 on Rav)

10:40 PM  
Blogger ambermog said...

What a thoughtful thing to do, both you and Woolly. Thank you. I've been overwhelmed by people's kindness at this stressful time for me. There are still good people in the world, we just need to bethechange xxxx

11:55 PM  
Blogger Stitched Together said...

Thank you for being your wonderful generous self when the world is reeling. I still can't believe that hate keeps winning out. Thank goodness the woolly community is such a warm and welcoming one. You've been part of that wonderful community for a long time and I'm sure you will be part of it for many years to come. x

7:53 AM  
Blogger Alien8 said...

Wow 11 years! It's been around the same amount of time that I've been knitting, after seeing one of Woolly's designs and being inspired to knit it. You've both been generous and inspirational with your talents, and I look forward to many more years knitting Woolly hats with BabyLongLegs yarn! Keep smiling xxx
(PatientX on ravelry)

9:17 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Happy 11th Anniversary - I strongly believe that there is hope in the world for as long as you and WoollyWormhead are around spreading woolly love (even if you finally manage to make me a conformist re pattern, yarn & colour)!

11:49 PM  
Blogger Flapjack and Hookers said...

This year has been an absolute shit show. Thanks guys for showing love and making us all a little bit better off in the well being department! I already have quite a bit of your yarn, so if I was to win I would nominate someone who I know needs a little boost right now to pass the yarn on to as a surprise <3

greendaygal on Rav

12:19 AM  
Blogger Ellen Kovar said...

Congratulations on 11yrs blogging!!

(emkovar on Rav)

1:02 AM  
Blogger The Sassy Spinner said...

Herei's to the next 11 years! Let's hope that the world sorts itself out and for peace everywhere...

7:59 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

The shock, disappointment and horror has shown the fibre world to be one full of good deeds, love and generosity. Thank you!
Rav id: joknitsew

8:01 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

The shock, disappointment and horror has shown the fibre world to be one full of good deeds, love and generosity. Thank you!
Rav id: joknitsew

8:02 AM  
Blogger Mimi Codd said...

Congratulations on 11 years! That's quite a milestone. I need to show my blog some love. I've been struggling to find the motivation since Brexit and the depression I fell into due to the fallout from that. I've pretty much pulled away from the Internet after the election result. Self preservation and the need to keep myself together for my boy means that I can't really face Twitter and many of the discussion groups I usually enjoy. I think so many of us feel sunk, and I hate the world I'm seeing. Is it changing before my eyes, or can I just see the hatred clearer. Hate has found a stronger voice, and it seems to be shouting at us without respite.

Through this all, I have found comfort in Instagram. The beauty and creativity there are precious and important to me. Thank you for your part in both. I always look forwards to seeing what you have made, and for sharing the beauty of your creativity!

With hope for more love and happiness in future days!

Mimi (Eskimimi on Rav... and everywhere else x)

11:14 AM  

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