Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A few weeks ago, some friends had a sparkle of inspiration. They started a Facebook page called Autism Shines and began showing the world the real face of autism. In just a few short weeks there have been more than 6,100 likes and more photo shares than I can count... including this one:
I wanted to do something to show the folks at Autism Shines how much I appreciate the work they are doing... and since I'm a crocheter at heart, I designed a little sunshine for them.
It's a simple pattern -- a little yellow yarn (I used Sugar 'N Cream cotton, but you could use just about anything), a pair of plastic eyes, some fluff, and some embroidery thread. Even a beginner should be able to handle it. And if you know your way around a hook, I hope you'll give it a try. Make one for yourself or for someone special who reminds you just how Autism Shines. And when you're done, I hope you'll share.
You can get a copy of the pattern here... it's free (download now). And please... if you haven't done so already... take a few minutes and see the beautiful and inspiring faces of autism, thanks to Autism Shines.
Web Site: http://www.autismshines.com/