now is a good time to have a look through your Ravelry queue, purchase a pattern that you would have bought eventually and help the people of Haiti at the same time.
I have pledged 20% of my gross sales (before any fees or charges) until further notice, which will be paid fortnightly to the emergency response fund of Doctors without Borders whom I support for their ability to just go in and get the job done without any religious, nationalistic or monocultural underpinning.
and on a totally personal note - I won't be here for a few days, I'm going to hospital to have my left ovary removed - it has gone feral and I know I will be a healthier, slimmer and much happier Justine without it, and to answer some of the questions I have been asked recently:
Q. what if you want to have more babies?
A. as the 41 year old Mother of 3+2 delightful adult children I do not see pregnancy in my future, however if I lose my mind completely and decide to give it one last go - I still have my nice, tidy hard working right ovary.
Q. so now you will get the menopause?
A. No - it's just one ovary - the other takes over the job of both ovaries and will no doubt make a much better job of regulating my womanly hormones.
Q. What knitting are you taking to hospital?
A. I'm so glad you asked! I'm taking worsted and DK to make a couple of Aviatrices - I'll be playing with the pattern at the same time so that I can write up more sizes. I may take the Moth wing hood with me...but I doubt it, I do not fancy my chances with even basic lace while recuperating - but you never know.
see you all in a few days!