The last few days the news from Japan of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster has touched me deeply. Growing up in Southern California, a seismically active region, I have experienced several large earthquakes in my lifetime, but nothing as devastating as what is going on in Japan right now. Sometimes we are shaken (literally) out of our complacency, our comfort zone where the worst thing we have to deal with doesn't even begin to touch the heartbreak others are dealing with. This is just such a time for me.
I am very pleased to be showing off my new shawlette pattern - Eiki (strength)
$6 through Ravelry - all profits through April 30, 2011 go to relief efforts in Japan. Donations will be made through
Eiki means great wisdom, strength, willpower, and energy in Japanese, all things I wish for the Japanese people at this time - and from now through April 30, 2011, all profits from sales of this pattern will be donated to relief efforts in Japan. So if you've got a skein of fingering weight yarn and would like to make a quick shawlette, while also donating to the Japanese relief efforts, Eiki might be just the shawl for you. And if Eiki is not your cup of tea, I hope you'll consider donating to the relief efforts in Japan through some other means.
3.21.2011 ETA: You can follow the progress of the donations in the top of the right hand sidebar.