Monday, March 01, 2010

Sweet Eleanor

Eleanor is a little girl who has cancer. Her parents are friends of my daughter Kiti's college friend, Wendy. Because Wendy is a knitter, a supportive friend, and a blogger, she has designed this adorable hat and is selling it to help raise money to help Eleanor. Every penny that Wendy makes selling this pattern is given to Eleanor's parents to help them pay for her medical care. You can read about Eleanor's situation on her Caring Bridge website (posted with her parents' permission).

I bought Sweet Eleanor HERE on Ravelry last week and knitted it in a creamy white acrylic/wool blend. I loved it!
Wendy has designed a great, clearly written pattern in two sizes, child and adult. If you are looking for a cabled cap to knit, try this one. You'll get a well written pattern, a really really cute hat, and the satisfaction that you are helping a little girl in her fight against cancer. If you're in to KALs and are a Ravelry member, you can join this Malabrigo Junkiesgroup and knit Sweet Eleanor with them.

15 comments:

Tracy said...

What a lovely hat... Thank you for letting know about this, Willow, and how we can help! :o) Best wishes for that sweet little girl...((HUGS))

ellen b. said...

That really is a cute hat!

2Thinks said...

Is it possible to buy the hat already knitted? Or just the pattern? Just curious.

The pattern is lovely.

Are you still teaching IEW?

Robin said...

Heading over to Ravelry right now. What a sweet little girl - I will include her on my prayer list.

snoopydog said...

That'a a really lovely hat pattern. I'm popping over to buy one now! Thanks for the link. Ros

Roxie said...

You share the nicest things! Thanks. Sweet Elanor is on my to-do list.

Jane said...

What a lovely idea. Jane x

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a sweet hat and for such a worthy cause ~

Kiti said...

Note to 2Thinks - Check wiht Mama Mia (under Willow's family blog links) to see if she would be willing to knit a hat for you. She is starting up a little knitting enterprise.

Sharon Lynne said...

That is a sweet hat. Eleanor will be prayed for.

Caroline said...

It's a beautiful hat for a beautiful little girl. Sadly, I've become familiar with Caring Bridges this month, as my nephew's fiance was recently in a head-on car crash. I'll definitely be paying that pattern.

Deb said...

I will hold Sweet Eleanor in my prayers and thoughts. Cute hat ~ I would also be interested in purchasing the hat itself since I have not yet learned how to knit - it is on my list of things to do ! Take care.

Marg said...

That looks so beautiful. It is something I need to look into..
Special prayers go out to this young girl and thanks for posting.

Ally Johnston said...

It is a lovely hat

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, dear Willow!!! That hat is so beautiful!!! I wish I'd had one like it several years ago...makes me wish I'd paid more attention to my grandmother when she tried to teach me to knit, too! I will pray tonight for little Eleanor...I am so sorry to hear of her cancer...Much love to you!! Janine XO

P.S. My word verification? Wishe...I wishe there were no such thing as cancer!!!!