A few great projects have come to light recently that make me realize once again that knitters really do want to fill the world with warmth of all kinds.
A simple-to-knit free cowl with a cozy stitch pattern supplemented with 21 daily peaceful tips from The Healthy Knitter:
“What can you expect from this peace-along?
I truly believe that peace begins with each and everyone of us. We can’t expect to live in a peaceful world if we ourselves are not living a peaceful life. So, my focus is to provide you with simple acts of peace over the next 21 days. I’ll certainly provide you with information on how you can conduct peaceful acts for others but I really want this to be a gift you giv yourself. Throughout the next 21 days, there will be a few guest posts from some people I’ve met along the way that I’ve found inspirational.
Many of you are knitting Project Peace Cowl to coincide with the peace-along. I ask that you really take the time to savor this process. Each day, knit a little bit (4 rounds are recommended) so that you can ponder the peace tip, take time to breathe, or create some space for random thoughts to pop into your head. While the finished product is certainly a treat, let’s focus on being present with each stitch, each repeat, and each round.”
Then there’s the Heart on My Sleeve book, a collaboration of many designers including TinCan Knits, Joji Locatelli, and more, who are devoting a portion of the proceeds to preventing malaria.
Krisluvswool is donating all sales of her In Transit Cap and Cowl pattern to the ACLU until year’s end.