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Holding Space KAL

Andrea Sanchez

Today's blog post is a special guest post from Jessica Anderson, mother, knitwear designer, and regular Knittin' Little design contributor. Check out her patterns from the Summer and Spring collections. 

Hello Knitters and friends of Littles,

I’m so thankful that Andrea has invited me to share about my latest Charity KAL on the Knittin’ Little blog. I’m very honored to be part of this Charity project and I hope that you will join me. I typically find myself drawn to whimsical and fun designs that spark joy and bring delight to people of all ages. However, in life, we aren’t always given smiles, rainbows and positive outcomes, which is a lesson that I’ve faced personally in my own life, as well as helping other families face that grief while studying to be a midwife.  During those times, I came across the organization, SHARE, support for pregnancy and infant loss.

Nearly 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in loss. To those families that experience that loss, it is devastating and not often talked about. Share’s mission is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. My Charity KAL pattern, ~Holding Space was created to give those who are affected by loss, or for those who wish to reach out to those who have been affected by loss. For the knitter working through their grief, I hope that it is a comfort and brings solace to you as you take space to grieve and heal. May the finished product be a reminder of all those connected to you and may you feel the that support when you pull this shawl over your shoulders. 

I have partnered with Lindsay of The Fiber Seed Yarn Company to bring you this Charity Project. Lindsay has created a custom colorway, Angel Kiss, which is available in her store at TheFiberSeed.com. A percentage of the sell of this colorway will be donated to SHARE at the end of the KAL. I’m also donating 75% of the pattern sales of ~Holding Space to SHARE during the KAL. 

The SHARE KAL will run from October 15- November 19, 2016. 

Find more information about the KAL in my Ravelry Group, All in a Day’s Fun, by clicking into the SHARE KAL thread. Please feel free to post there with any questions, or encouragement. This is a cause near and dear to my heart, and I am here to listen, and ~hold space with you at any time, not just during the KAL. Please feel free to email me or send me a private message on Ravelry if you need to talk. I’m honored to have this opportunity for ~Holding Space with you. I have several generous prizes to offer during this KAL and hope that you will all join me in either knitting a piece for comfort for yourself, or a friend. 

With much love,

~Jessica