• After Sandy-

    Posted on November 1, 2012 by in Knitting, Latest Updates, See Where I am Published

    Hurricane, Cyclone, Super Storm, Royal Mess Maker Sandy has come and gone, leaving disaster and discomfort.

    I live 35 minutes north of New York City and I expected the worse- lose of power, broken windows, and no water for days maybe even weeks.

    The wind was nasty, like I have never heard before, I watched a branch ripped out of a near by tree and land on a neighbors car, take off again and almost hit my window. If this was only a small hurricane, I have no interest in being in a big one.

    In the end, we had storms this past summer with more rain than came with Sandy and the power only flashed off and on several times, but that was it.

    I watched the storm come and go. Seeing the devastation is heart breaking.  I was so close, yet came out of the storm just fine.

    I want to do something but I cannot get anywhere- a few trains are starting to run in and out of upper Manhattan, but I do not want to take a seat from someone needing to check their business or someone wanting to leave the city. I would need 2 other buddied to drive in and yet I cannot drive too far because the gas stations are running out of fuel.

     So I am going to raise money for the Red Cross-

    –        100% of the proceeds of all my patterns sold between now and Monday 11:59 pm

    –        no matter where you buy them, Ravelry, Patternfish, or Craftsy, will be donated to the Red Cross.


    If you have ever wanted to buy one my patterns NOW is the time. You get a lovely pattern and someone somewhere on the East Coast will get some help.

    Please help me – Help them

    In the mean time, I am going to start sorting thru my winter coats, scarves, mittens and hats, people who have lost everything are going to need winter items soon.



7 Responses so far.

  1. claire says:

    done! What a generous idea, thanks so much for doing it.

  2. Louise says:

    Just bought 2 patterns!

  3. Beth Martin says:

    What a lovely idea! Kudos for doing what you can from where you are. The Red Cross is a great way to help people you can’t get to in person.

    From what I’m seeing on tonight’s news,some folks are going to need winter gear sooner rather than later. Good for you!

  4. Claudia says:

    Thanks Kate for doing this. DONE!

  5. Nancy says:

    Such lovely patterns and such a generous idea. Thanks so much for both! I made my purchase.

  6. Lisa says:

    Thank you for your generous spirit! I am off to purchase some of your lovely patterns!

  7. Ludmilla says:

    what a generous donation.
    There are a lot of communities needing help, like Red Hook. For some reason Red Cross and FEMA are not reaching them. As much as I appreciate the work of Red Cross, I do not appreciate their top CEO making almost a million dollars a year. I prefer to support the local community efforts where I know the dollar goes directly to the people in need.

    Sorry for the rant.

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