Watching what's going on in Texas and other hurricane-ravaged parts is very upsetting. Chrissy Gardiner, of Gardiner Yarn Works, has created this lovely sock pattern, called Hurricane Socks:
with the proceeds being donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund (through Oct. 15th). You can buy the pattern here. It's a very generous gesture for a very good cause!
Another knice knitter is Dr. Mel, who is coordinating donations via his Raffle for the Critters. Make a donation to the Center for Wildlife, a Maine shelter that helps sick and injured wildlife, caring for them until they are able to be released back into the wild -- and in addition to knowing you did a good thing, you'll be able to enter a raffle for some goodies from Mel's stash (and a skein of BBF sock yarn....). Another generous knitter lending a hand.