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First Snow Buttoned Mitts

Knitting
January 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches = 1 inch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

When the air is cool but you’re still in need of functional hands, fingerless mitts are perfect. These mittens are knitted in the round from the wrist up, with added buttons and faux strap décor. Knitted in worsted weight, this project is a one-night breeze and perfect stash buster!

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This is a fundraising sale!! 100% of profits go directly to Luna’s new home in America!:) (Please read until the end for updates!)
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Luna’s Story:

Currently I am working with an NGO devoted to offering medical care to ill and injured street dogs of Kathmandu, Nepal. (See www.streetdogcare.org to learn more!)

On the full moon of June, a 3 month old puppy was hit by a taxi right outside our Dog Care Center. Her accident resulted in one amputated leg and injuries on all her other three feet.

I nursed her back to health and for several weeks she relied on me for all her means of movement.

With only 3 legs at such a young age, there wasn’t a very good chance Luna would be able to survive back on the streets. And unfortunately, adoption and good pet care isn’t readily seen in this culture. So what to do with this special little handicapped puppy?

As the days passed, I begin to realize I can’t just leave her behind in Kathmandu, so now I’ve decided to take her back to the United States where I can give her the best medical care as she ages and perhaps even a prosthetic leg!

However, flying all the way to the other side of the world with a three-legged puppy comes with a price tag that would make you faint! So every sale of this pattern will go directly towards Luna’s plane ticket to the USA where she can begin her new life in beautiful Portland, Oregon. From Luna and from myself… thank you so much for your generous support and kind heart….(and interest in my pattern too!!);)

Sincerely,
~Jessika and Luna

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~~~~Luna’s Update!~~~~

After a mess of a flight, being stranded in Delhi for a week, and enduring 40 hours of treacherous travel, Luna and I have made it safely back to the United States! Thank you so very much for everyone’s kind love and support in helping to make Luna’s new home possible:)!!

This pattern, and all my pattern sales will remain as fundraising, and 100% of profits will go directly to Luna’s Support, to help pay for her vet bills and the debt acrued for her airline flight!

Luna is enjoying her new home, although missing all her Nepali friends! And I must admit, she is getting a bit spoiled here…sleeping on plush carpet with all the bones she can chew, and a brand new pull-cart so she can still enjoy long walks when she gets tired, is lot more luxurious life than the streets!

From the bottom of our hearts, Luna and I offer a big hug and THANK YOU!!!:) thank you! thank you! thank you!!