Saturday, September 10, 2016

In Gord We Trust

Back on August 20th one third of all Canadians were watching the moving final concert of the band The Tragically Hip.  I blogged about it here.  I mentioned that the singer, Gord Downie, was wearing a tube sock to keep his neck warm and to help his voice.

Now, Knitty is offering a free pattern so that you can make your own neck warmer.  While the pattern is free, it is suggested that you might consider making a donation to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research established at Sunnybrook Hospital. The link is for Knitty's fund raiser.  Another one can be found here and there are several others sponsored by radio stations, etc.  So far, over $500,000 has been raised.

(c) Amy Singer/Knitty
You can find a link to the pattern on Ravelry here.  An article in the Toronto Sun announced that Gord will be releasing a solo album and a book shortly.  He may be ill, but he's certainly not slowing down.

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