Elena's ravelry message read that she was gifting me with an e-pattern. Elena called it a RAP. (random act of pattern) How nice is that!
The pattern, For Good, is a hat pattern designed by Megan Williams to honour her deceased sister. I'll let Megan's words tell the story.
"My sister Melissa affectionately called Melly, was a fun-loving,quick-to-laugh, caring and generous soul. As a forester, she loved to play in the woods hugging trees. She was never a fan of doing her hair, and was often seen wearing a hat.
Melly tragically died in 2007 from pulmonary embolisms ( blood clots in the lungs) we believe were caused by the birth control she was taking....
In remembrance of her on her birthday, November 29th, I have designed a hat that I would love to knit and be able to give to her..."
Such a story. And perfect knitterly timing for me. Weekends, I like to knit quick projects that I can finish in two days. I enjoy the motivation of the quick finish and the break from the more time- consuming projects that occupy most of my knitting time.
Here is my - almost complete - For Good hat.
Since one good turn deserves another and since all proceeds from pattern sales are being donated by Megan to National Women's Health Network, I too will gift someone with a pattern. Just leave a comment today through Thursday and Friday morning, I will annouce who gets my RAP. For goodness sake.