Buy this pattern, that is. It's the Mitered Cross Blanket for Japan by Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting Blog.
As Kay says,"The designer will donate all proceeds from the sale of downloads of this pattern to Mercy Corps (http://www.mercycorps.org/). In 2011, these donations will be designated for Japan earthquake/tsunami relief, and thereafter to support Mercy Corps’ relief work."
I love blankets, and this one's going to be wonderful, once Kay's done with knitting it. I'm looking forward to it. I'm not going to be able to cast on any time soon, but it's going to happen at some point. :o)
I might knit a sample square though, just to get the feeling of it....
And so that this is not a total picture less post here's the pups:
photos taken about a month ago
and the Maggster: we still have a little snow, or I shouldn't call it that any more, it's more like a plate of ice in shady areas. We are in the backyard in the mornings, when the ground is still frozen, so they can run around. The rest of the day it's a mud fest, so walks on the leash is what they get, until the mud situation gets better.
PS I've made it easier to comment now, by eliminating word verification. Comments will still be moderated before posting. We'll see how it goes. If there will be too much Spam, I'll enable word verification again.