Karmic Balancing Here

Things aren’t going the best for me in the world of being steadily employed, but I teamed up with Elizabeth Lovick to offer some wonderful things to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka The Yarn Harlot) for Karmic Balancing gifts she can give to people who sponsor her team for the annual Bike Rally (Montreal to Quebec) to raise money for Toronto People with AIDS foundation.   Liz is donating two of her books, and I went through my yarn stash to find some wonderfulness, to wit:

KB 1A print copy of Exploring Shawl Shapes (A4, 98 pages, full color, due for publication in June 2015), plus 2 hanks of Zitron’s Trekking Hand Art (fingering/sock weight, 75% superwash wool / 25% nylon, 459 yds / 420 m per 100g hank) in color 551 Sansibar.

I am the graphic designer for this book (cover and inner pages), and I can tell you that I have learned a lot from working on this project.  In fact, I will soon have an honest-to-goodness grown-up shawl pattern to publish!

KB 2

A print copy of Centenary Stitches (A4, 160 pages, full color), plus 6 hanks of Cascade Quatro (worsted weight, 100% Peruvian wool, 220 yds / 200 m per 100g hank) in color 5024.

If you don’t know, this is a book of patterns for which I personally translated a dozen vintage patterns, knit two of the patterns, and designed everything (cover and inner pages).

KB 3

A DVD (NTSC format) of the film Tell Them of Us (67 minutes, plus extras — you’ll love the credits of the knitters and crocheters because it’s a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG list!) plus 7 hanks of Fibranatura’s Shepherd’s Own (worsted weight, 100% wool, 252 yds / 230 m per 100g hank), natural/undyed color (kind of taupe-ish).

I’m also the graphic designer for this film.  I was really proud of this design and the Photoshop work involved in conveying the image.

Click on the Yarn Harlot link above to learn how you can support Stephanie’s team.  In the meantime, I’m still destashing, so I might come up with some more truly wonderful items from my stash to donate to this worthy cause!