The flurries of ongoing issues around the Sochi Olympics and the state of the treatment of LGBT in Russia have left me feeling a little “meh” about the Olympics. Luckily today I saw that Bristol Ivy has put together an effort for knit/crochet designers to raise funds for gay, trans and human rights organizations during the Olympics. There are quite a few designers on board and links to quite a few organizations, should you be moved to make your own donations.
This was a no-brainer for me. For the duration of the Olympics (Feb. 7 – 23), I’ll be donating 50% of my pattern sales to Egale Canada. Egale is “Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement.”