In honor of the Hope U Yarn Bombing coming up I am offering three ways to get yourself a free Fickle Knitter Design knitting pattern from my designs at shop.fickleknitter.com! Once you email me proof that you’ve done any one of these three things I will send you an individual coupon code good for $8 off that may be used at shop.fickleknitter.com. This offer runs through April 9th, 2013. I am offering up to one coupon per person but you are welcome to do all three items on my list as it truly is going to a great cause!
What can you do to get a free fickle knitter design pattern?
1. Make a purchase from http://www.etsy.com/shop/hopeuniversity and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your receipt.
2. Donate much needed knitting supplies to Hope U. Then email me at email@example.com with a photo of the supplies you are sending plus the mailing envelope to Hope U including postage.
Hope U Needed Supplies List
- Acrylic Yarn
- Feltable Wool
- Felting Yarn
- Knitting Needles
3. Donate a piece of your own knitting for the April 20th Yarn Bombing. Here are the requirements: Create a piece of fiber art that measures at least 12” square or larger in one or more shade/s of green; Optional: create a piece of fiber art of your choice that addresses the theme, “Color Me Green”. We are thinking of things that come from nature, such as flowers, insects, clouds, and so on. The deadline for this is March 29th, however my feeling is if you can get your knitting to Hope U by April 5th it can probably be included.
Hope U Mailing Address
800 S. Lemon Street
Anaheim CA 92805
What’s so special about Hope U? It is an amazing program for adults with Intellectual Disability. I visited the program personally during a Knit Along for the upcoming Yarn Bombing and I was so very deeply touched by all the art and beauty that I could barely keep myself together! Even watching the youtube video and hearing the Hi Hopes makes me tear up.
As many of you know, I adopted my intellectually disabled nephew in 2011 after the devastating loss of both of his parents. To see firsthand, people like him contributing such beautiful art into the world had such a profound effect on me. As a parent of an intellectually disabled child you are constantly filled with worry, what will happen when they age out of public school? What will they do as an adult? What support structure will they have when I’m gone?
To witness the art firsthand and listen to the music of the Hi Hopes and see every one contributing to the Yarn Bombing just struck me to the core that although my son is severely affected by his disabilities that this is something he could do one day too.
I was really moved by my visit to Hope U. I talked one on one with the artists, was amazed at the turn out (over 55 students all ranging from low functioning to high functioning), and very very humbled by the art itself. I hope that you will donate to Hope U. Seeing people struggle every day to complete the tasks that most of us take for granted makes you see the world in a different light, and with this program the world is truly a better and more beautiful place.
Click here to see the Hope U Yarn Bombing Facebook Page. The Yarnbombing installation will be live at the Main Place Mall on April 20th, 2013. There will be a documentary made of the project and I will post an update. Thank you.