I can do more than that

I made a moderately sized individual donation yesterday to Doctors Without Borders (in addition to the Knitters Without Borders trend, I’ve been a fan of them pretty much ever since James Orbinski came to speak at my undergraduate University convocation. I think they’re great.) in light of all the need for Haiti relief and support, but I keep reading more about it as news comes in and you know, I can do more than one donation.

From now until January 30th, 100% of all pattern sales from Knitting to Stay Sane (here at my Ravelry store) will go to Medecins Sans Frontiers/Doctors Without Borders. If you’ve been waiting to snag yourself a copy of Viper Pilots or 14 Karat or Rendezvous, if you do so now you can know that money is going to be passed right on forward. I’m going to eat the Paypal fees myself. $5 for Viper Pilots is $5 for people who are doing a hell of a lot of important work on the ground.

14 Karat Buy Now:

Viper Pilots Buy Now:

Rendezvous Buy Now:

Will be sure to report back in after the 30th and let you know how it has gone.

Happy knitting, as always!


  1. wonderful wonderful!!

  2. God, I need to make a shopping list. Also, <3.

  3. That is very generous of you. I already donated but I think I need to shop so I can donate again. Many thanks.

  4. Wow! That is very generous! I have also donated to DWB, but have had my eye on Viper Pilots for many months now…

  5. Done! And say, who designed that Viper Pilots template? πŸ˜‰

    (these socks are going to be really really big on me, aren’t they?)

  6. Yay! I ordered 14 carat and Viper Pilots. Thank you!

  7. That is wonderful!

  8. You’re an awesome woman, Glenna. πŸ™‚

    If I click on the pattern “buy now” buttons on your blog here, will that allow me to buy patterns? Some of us don’t belong to Ravelry. And since I know the power of the Interwebs to suck time, brain cells, and any last remaining gobs of patience, I’d like a reassurance marker, please. πŸ™‚

  9. Frakkin’ awesome! I didn’t know there were BSG socks but 10 minutes after I discovered them, they are in my Rav library.

    It’s very generous of you to donate your creative energies to the cause.

  10. Laurie – yes, you should be able to do the ‘buy now’ link and interact just with Paypal. (I think! Must verify this).

  11. I just bought Viper Pilots and Rendezvous, I already donated some money to MSF but it’s such a worthy cause and every time I see the news coverage I start crying at how horrific it is.

  12. Glenna, this is so sweet of you. Thanks so much.

  13. Well this might be selfish of me – but ooh, now I can buy Viper Pilots out of my ‘for charity’ budget, and I can’t argue with that. πŸ˜€ (I’ll also evaluate disaster relief agencies to send the rest of my charity budget to.) You’re so sweet, Glenna.

  14. I’ve been eyeing those! Now I have no excuse not to buy! Thanks for your wonderful example Glenna!

  15. What a lovely and generous thing to do. I’ve had viper pilots in my queue for a long while and I look forward to knitting them up sometime soon!

  16. What a generous thing to do. I bought a couple pattrens I had been eyeing.

  17. Northmoon · ·

    God knows I don’t need another knitting project right now, but I can’t pass up your generous offer to donate to one of my favourite charities.

    Rendevous is mine! (or will be after I finish four other cardigans in the works)

  18. Just found your blog, and I must say that what you are doing is great! I’m going to go check out your patterns now!

  19. smallwhitedog (Kelley) · ·

    Thank you so much for doing this! I had planned on knitting 14K, so it just made sense to buy it. You are very generous. I hope you sell a ton of patterns!

  20. Help Haiti AND knit some BSG-inspired socks? Yes please! Planning to knit these with the Sereknity Eye of Jupiter yarn for true diehard geekiness!

    Too bad you had to pay the Paypal fees. Would it have been better if I’d bought it through Ravelry?

    Thanks again for your generosity and awesome pattern!

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