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(Reli)ef Bear

Since the end of Superstorm Sandy,we at Chain Two have been diligently trying to see how we as the stitching community can use our passion for good!

Many have donated the proceeds from their pattern sales, others took to the needles to stitch as fast as they could.

We were lucky enough to help coordinate a stitch in at the gorgeous Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC. At the end of the event we had 47 hats, 40 scarves, three shawls, 6 pairs of mittens and 4 blankies!!!! Amazing job everyone. World vision was to pick them up today!!!

So our next step is to make sure that everyone knows that the relief effort is very much still happening and help is still needed!

We have partnered with a hand dyed indie yarn company called the Fiberists ( http://www.thefiberists.com) and designed a knitted bear for children effected by Super storm sandy! Many families are now displaced from their homes while the relief efforts continue. We are using the money raised from the pattern to go to World Vision and if you’d like to make a bear and send it our way we are looking to give them to children effected by Hurricane Sandy!

So what can you do;
1) Buy the pattern at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/relief-bear
2) Make bears and send them out way, email us for the location to send them
3) Volunteer to be a drop off point for bears made in your area
4) Invite us to your guild and we will bring Reli bear patterns so we can get bears to kids!

Regards
Suzy

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A NYC Weekend-Ebook Sales from this Pattern Book Go to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Thank you all so much for those who have already purchased some of my patterns for Hurricane Sandy Relief. All proceeds are going to World Vision to help with the relief efforts in the tri-state area!

The offer for the earlier patterns has expired so we have just launched an ebook called A NYC Weekend featuring patterns that would not only be great to donate to those affected by Hurricane Sandy but also great for everyone on your gift list. The yarn used is NY owns Lion Brand Yarn Company.

The ebook includes 9 great patterns and including both knitting and crochet patterns.
Knitting Patterns:
1) Central Park Knitted Cowl
2) Opening Day Baseball Cap
3) White as Snow Scarf
4) Rockefeller Center Ever-Warmer

Crochet Patterns:
1) Central Park Cowl Crochet Version
2) A Walk in the Park Hat
3) Union Square Brim Hat
4) His Brim Hat
5) Weekend Scarf

We hope that you enjoy our new ebook. It is a great way to give to the Hurricane Relief effort. Great to give as a gift to your favorite stitcher this holiday season as well!

All proceeds from the sale of the ebook goes to World Vision for Hurricane Relief until December 1, 2012.

Here is the link to the ebook on Ravelry
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/a-nyc-weekend

We would love to hear more opportunities for stitchers that are giving back for Hurricane Sandy Relief!

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Crochet Quote of the Day

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and woman cannot live without crochet.
Max Muller (adapted)

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How your handmade items can help those hurt by Hurricane Sandy

So what can I do as a knitter or Crocheter to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy you ask?
1) Volunteer
If you live locally the most needs now are for house demo and cleaving but not all of us can do that. You can help organize and distribute supplies out to specific relief areas
2) Cook!
Hot meals that are individually packaged are very much appreciated. If you need to find a place to give them call the local churches, libraries and rotary clubs
3) Stitch!!!
Yup that’s right the answer you’ve been waiting for! Hats, gloves and scarves are in desperate need. While we have lots of clothes these items are missing! You can donate them by sending them to Lion Brand’s Yarn Studio and they will be collected and brought to the World Vision store house to be distributed to areas most in need.

4) Buy patterns!
There are many designers donating the proceeds of some or all of their pattern sales to Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Hurricane Sandy Update

Thank you to the many who have helped to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief in the NY metro area. We are in the process of changing what patterns are being used to raise money for the disaster relief effort.

As for the area itself we are doing better and better everyday but the damage is evident no matter where you drive. Today I was driving through a part of Wyandanch and Wheatley Heights that didn’t seem to have power.

The weather has once again turned cold but the great news is that donations from our Ravelry group keep coming ! We are so blessed to be supported by all the stitchers around the country. Today I received a package from Illinois ! Thank you everyone.

Tomorrow we will be at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in Manhattan as part of the Stitch in. I will be providing crochet support so I would love to see you there ! Lion Brand Yarn studio will be providing us with the yarn to stitch with and will be offering a 20 % discount off all yarns purchased that day for Charity Purposes. Thank you Lion Brand!

Sterling Vest Pattern for Hurricane Relief

Until Friday all proceeds from this pattern will be donated to hurricane sandy relief!

Sterling Vest

Breckenridge Shawl

Here is the link to one of 5 Patterns I’m selling to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief Breckenridge Shawl