Do I take advantage?
But wait...this isn't pure self-promotion. My dear blog friend Karen, who is a long-time sufferer of diabetes, is raising money for the Walk for Diabetes, which she will be participating in on Oct. 15.
This sock is going to be one of my first self-published patterns, once I get my website redesigned and up. I am currently working on this with the fabulous Jordana Paige, who designs amazing knitting websites in addition to her awesome bags. She also helped me put my new pattern template together, and let me tell you, it is gorgeous! And you, my lucky readers, have the opportunity to get an early peek at this pattern (along with the new graphics) and a chance to help Karen raise money for a cure that could help her and others who suffer from this chronic disease.
I am selling the sock pattern, which I've dubbed "Karen's Sugar-Free Diabetes Walk Socks", for $5 a copy with all proceeds from patterns sold before the October 15th walk going towards Karen's pledge drive.
Additionally, everyone who orders a copy of the pattern will be entered in a drawing for three balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (which is what the sample sock is knit in) in a color of their choice with which to knit said socks (or, really, anything you want to knit out of it - I won't make you use it for the socks!).
To order, just click this Pay Pal button to be taken to a secure payment screen:
I'll send you a pdf of the pattern via e-mail within 24 hours. If you don't want to use Pay Pal for whatever reason, e-mail me at knittinmom at gmail dot com to make alternate arrangements (you can mail me a check instead, and I'll e-mail you the pattern as soon as I receive it - I can also make printed versions available if you can't receive a pdf by e-mail).
Let's raise some money for diabetes research, boys and girls! And if you would, please help spread the word by linking to this post. Let's help put Karen's pledge account over the moon!
All right, shameless plug over! It just feels serendipitous that I got a link on the most popular knitting blog in the universe at the same time that Karen & I are working on this little charitable project. As the Harlot would say, Knit On!