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Frank Jernigan
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This is the second hat I have designed. The pattern has been published on Ravelry.com: 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiral-ridge-hat

The videos on this page are instructional videos specific to this pattern.

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The hat calls for an alternative to the usual 'knit one purl one ribbing'. Here's is why it was chosen and how it is worked.

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The pattern calls for an alternate version of 'make one' on just two of the rounds of knitting. Here is why that alternative is used and gives detailed instructions on how to knit it and the round following it.

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How to knit the motif that is repeated throughout the pattern...with particular advice on how to work the 'make one' more easily than you might otherwise. 

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Dear friends, we have made a start. Please give something...even $5 will help.

UPDATE FROM JOHN...

Dear Friends,

I want to thank all the kind folks for contributing to Geral’s and my attempt to keep the house. We’re 3 weeks from the house being auctioned, but I am not going to give up until I have exhausted all options.

The Indiegogo account  has been a source of positive reinforcement for me. I know we have a long way to go reach the goal, but I just can’t explain my appreciation for everyone’s kind heart and gift of giving. It is just so comforting to know that I’m not battling this situation alone.

This plea for help from people is not an easy one for me. I have taken pride in paying my own way through life. I had never been unemployed for over 40 years until I was laid off in October 2008. I continued to make all my mortgage payments through $60,000 dollars I had in savings and exhausting another $60,000 from a 401(k) account.I still haven’t given up on the job search by any means. I’ve continued to take some college courses so that my skills are updated and ready to go.

My guy Geral is the greatest little boy on earth. He had a little dance at his middle school where he learned to swing. I was amazed at how well he dances. I was also touched by all the little ladies that wanted to dance with him. Because of our good weather, Geral and I have been going to a state park where Geral has taught his dogs to catch a Frisbee. Geral’s enthusiasm certainly keeps me young.

Thanks again for everyone’s gracious hearts and prayers. 

All the best,
John

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Rainbow over SF Bay Bridge yesterday.
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Want to help someone in great need who really deserves a hand? John is about to lose his home where he cares for his son Geral who has Down's syndrome. Andrew and I met them both a few years ago at the premier of the movie "American Winter" which featured their story of loss and devastation in the great recession. Watch the video on the Indiegogo page and you'll see what a kind-hearted man he is and how devoted he is to his son. Please donate whatever you can to help them save the home where Geral is able to care for his animals. It's going to take a lot of donations real soon to do it. But if you give what you can and share this with others, I believe we have the power to do it. Every little bit helps if a lot of people respond. Please give something..anything...and share this post.

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Andrew and I just arrived in Jackson, WY, to begin our snow safari tour of Yellowstone tomorrow. 
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Jackson Hole, WY
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