5.19.2011

Pam's Comfort Cables


A while back our world of crochet designers was rocked with the crummy news that one of our beloved was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is pretty funny, but us crochet designers are quite a tight knit family and always are there to support each other, even though in most cases we have never met in person. I know first hand, when CJ was born, the designers got together and sent me a present for CJ nearly every day for a month. All were handmade. They have no idea how much that meant to me, since they did not even know until later that I had a really rough time recovering from my C-section. Their support really made a difference for me. But that is just how sweet of a group they are. When one of them (and I can't even remember who) wanted to make an afghan for Pam, I leaped at the chance to help. Of course, us being us, it snowballed. Instead of just making an afghan, we wanted to really try to make a difference for her family. Which lead us to....



It is a booklet of 24 cable designs. All the proceeds go directly to Pam to help with her medical expenses. The booklet is a great price at only 5$. It is like a mini stitch dictionary of cables. Each one is more unique then the last. I was floored by what some of my friends came up with, just blown away. We used Comfy Worsted by KnitPicks, which had nice definition to make those cables pop. Plus, it is a nice weight between the cotton and acrylic. You can see a preview of the booklet in the picture below. My block has a stitch diagram, but I am pretty sure the rest do not just so you know.

It is definitely something you will want in your library when it comes to cables, plus you can feel good about making a difference for a fellow fiber friend too!

7 comments:

Amie said...

Bravo. Excellent post!

Pam said...

I'm wrapped in the afghan right now, it has supplied me with endless "hugs" and I will cherish it forever. -Pam

Richard Rose said...

I would buy the pattern but it seems that the shop doesn't like my Australian address (even though the item is to be delivered via email).

Jameelah said...

I just purchased the booklet. I hope Pam gets better. She is really blessed to have friends like you all in her life.

Pam, I hope you get better.

CrochetBlogger said...

So thrilled this pattern is now available!

Katelyn Likes This said...

This is a great idea! I've never seen anything like it. i'm going to keep it in my "future projects" file!

Thx
Katelyn

Pamela said...

What a wonderful idea, prayers are with your friend. I am a 22 year breast cancer SURVIVOR, had lymph nodes involved, 6 months chemo, was all worth it! Makes you get your priorities straight when you're diagnosed at 29 yrs old. Tell her to keep her chin up, a positive attitude and a sense of humor; ask lots of questions and if the doctors don't want to cooperate with her questions then find another one that does.