I was pottering about on the internet the other day, checking Facebook, reading blogs, when I read a rather interesting post over at Crochet with Cris about a rapidly growing politically motivated knitting campaign that had started (I think) earlier that day. Her post is here. It's all to do with the ludicrous notion currently gaining ground in America that women shouldn't have access to contraception. An idea was sparked to knit or crochet female reproductive parts and post them to the various Congressmen in favour of it, in an attempt to demonstrate how strongly the idea is opposed by American women.
Curious, I wandered over to the Ravelry group to see what was going on, and was pleasantly surprised to see a link to my Crocheted Uterus pattern in the forum, in the list of suggested patterns to use. I didn't think much more of it until yesterday evening.
A friend of a friend posted a link on Facebook to an article on Examiner.com, clearly just thinking that it was a pretty cool thing people were doing and that others on her friends list would be interested. My friend commented on how small a world it was, as she knew one of the pattern designers in the article. Sure enough, when I followed the link and read the article and there it was. A link to my blog (the post featuring the pattern being released) in the list of suggested patterns to use!
I was understandably surprised, but at the same time feel quite honoured to be even slightly involved in such an important campaign. I've already spotted two new projects using the pattern on Ravelry, and hopefully more will follow.
On a more selfish note, it was pleasing to see my blog stats quadruple in the last few days, and a massive spike in the number of downloads of the pattern from Ravelry.