But I'm inspired by some many people on the internets doing so many good things for our friends in Japan. I thought I would share a few links that I've come across from blog surfing or on twitter.
PDX Knitterati is donating full dollar amount of her pattern.
Oh, Fransson! is raffling of her Tokyo quilt for donations made.
Janel Laidmen has a new pattern out, sales being donate.
OlgaJazzy is donating 85% of her pattern sales. She's actually in Japan
Here's a post of a much larger list.
Feel free to add any you know of in the comments, I'm happy to add them here and go shopping at them.
I am compelled to offer something I can make, you can buy, and I can send that money to assist Japan. I read that pink represents happiness and then I read about cherry blossoms and how important the cherry blossom festival is culturally in Japan. (what did we do before wiki?) I'm hitting the studio on Friday to create Sakura (cherry blossom). I'm not sure what yarn base I'm dyeing on yet, but it'll have shades of pink with a little red dropped in. For some reason, I feel connected by reading about a tradition and symbolism and then making my interpretation with my hands. A therapeutic way for me to process such a loss. If you have any requests on what yarn or fiber you want to see this on let me know. I'll post pictures as soon as they come out of the steam pot.
Thanks for letting me process here. And thank you to Michele for helping me process last night, brought me to pink.