Thursday, September 1, 2011

Help Amy Christoffers help Vermont

The incredibly talented knitwear designer Amy Christoffers is a Vermonter who isn't taking Irene sitting down. She writes:
The situation here in my state is very strange... People around here tend to be pretty prepared, for what ever, but nothing could ever be done to prepare for events like this. The last few days I have stayed pretty close to home as venturing out is just too heartbreaking. People's lives in muddy piles on their front lawns, roads that are open but just barely, dust everywhere. It makes me sick, it makes me cry, it makes me angry. Not just this week, but for months transportation is going to be a serious problem. Local farmers lost not just crops but all their top soil, their livestock. The infrastructure of not just our roads but our rural economy is in trouble.

What should I do about that?

For all of today 9/1/11 through 9/5/11 100% of the sales of my Ravelry patterns will be donated to Vermont NOFA’s Farmer Emergency Fund.

Its not enough but its a start. Spread the word, please.

I love Amy's sweaters and I also love Vermont. So I'm buying the Larch Cardigan.

It's not enough. But it's a start.


  1. I purchased White Pine from Amy earlier today. :) You might take a look at Preita's Larch -- she made some notes about making the cardigan in a larger size:

  2. Thanks for pointing this out, Julie! I read Amy's blog, but I didn't catch her offer over on her site! I love patterns, and I bought Acer and Larch. Not enough, but some puny help from me!

  3. Another thanks for promoting this. I just bought the Perigee hat pattern, but I'm so glad to find another designer with some great, simple, classic but modern sweaters! I knit too slowly to take on another sweater just now, but I've got several patterns bookmarked.