So I thought I was overwhelmed and amazed by the knitting community before. And then the tallies started rolling in from designers. And I was floored all over again. You ready to hear it?
That's individual pattern sales, and it's still not complete. That's one pattern at a time, one knitter at a time. Little by little, inch by inch, making right in our own, special, crazy knitting force of nature way. I seriously couldn't be prouder to be part of this community.
The fight still continues, though. Even though the majority of this donation drive has ended (there are still designers donating through the Paralympics--go show them some love!), these issues and causes remain, and these organizations still need support. Here's the list of organizations we sponsored during the drive:
Albert Kennedy Trust
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Campaign
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Marriage Equality Michigan
National Center for Transgender Equality
Human Rights Campaign in Los Angeles
Lastly, I decided on the final day of the Olympics that one randomly chosen purchaser on that day would get a copy of every one of my patterns. Congratulations to Malone on Ravelry--I'll be in contact shortly!
Thanks to everyone again who participated in this drive, either by donating from their proceeds, promoting it, or purchasing a pattern. It is an honor to share this community with you!