Before the Olympics, Bristol Ivy placed a call out to designers to see if anyone was interested in joining her in a campaign to raise funds for LGBTQ organizations during the Sochi Olympics, in response to Russia's anti-gay policies. And the designers responded.
So did knitters. I received many kind emails of support from fellow knitters, which was very heart-warming. I donated 75% of pattern sales on the Opening and Closing Ceremony days and 25% of sales on the days in between.
I'm proud to say that this morning, I donated a total of $280 Cdn to Egale.ca. It's not much on my own, but there are several other Canadian designers donating to Egale, so I'm hoping that together we can make a difference. Donating to Egale are: Kate Atherley , Kim McBrien Evans of Indigodragonfly yarns, Natalie Servant, Kylie McDonnell-Wade, Katherine Matthews, Lynne Sosnowski, Kathleen Sperling, and Christina Harris.
Bristol Ivy will be sharing results from designers on her blog shortly and I can't wait to see the final tally.
As for me, I felt pretty proud when I submitted