Have you met Veuf Tricot? He's the husband of Fyberspates' pattern-tamer, Jen Arnall-Culliford. He amuses us no end with his column in Simply Knitting (Knitting Ruined my Wife), tweets and blog posts about life with a Knitter (Knitter with a capital K).
In a desperate attempt to avoid modelling knitwear for Jen's blog and Ravelry project pages, Veuf Tricot decided to run the London Marathon. He hoped that wearing lots of running kit and getting cold, wet and sweaty over the winter months would make him a less-likely model. He chose to run in support of Refuge, a UK charity that supports women and children experiencing domestic violence (you can read more about why he chose Refuge over on his blog). And this is where his knitting-avoiding tactics broke down... With a bit of prodding from BabyLongLegs, Jim decided that releasing an eBook of knitting patterns would be a great way to raise some money and awareness of Refuge. An unusual step for a self-professed "long-suffering knitting widower"...
So Jim has spent the winter knitting, and we are delighted that he's chosen Fyberspates MCN Sport as the yarn for his first pattern in the Ready, Steady, Go! eBook: The Ready Fingerless Mitts
We are donating £10.80 per skein from the sales of the Fyberspates MCN Sport in the Ready Red for Refuge colourway to support the brilliant work of Refuge. You can get yours here: MCN Sport in Ready Red for Refuge
All proceeds from sales of the patterns & eBook are going to the work of Refuge (after PayPal & Ravelry fees), and you can buy yours here...
The remaining two patterns in the Ready, Steady Go! eBook will be a Steady Hat at the end of February and a Go! Scarf in March. All patterns are designed with running in mind, so keep your eyes peeled for them as they are released!
Many thanks to Andy for his kind donation of the yarn for these designs - thus enabling more of the proceeds to go to Refuge. Thank you!
We would like to wish Veuf Tricot lots of luck with his training, and here's to a great time in the London Marathon in April!