To this day, I still have a side note on my blog about winning a design contest that lead to the creation of this blog... "In May of 2011, I won a scarf design contest held by Knitcircus Magazine and one of my prizes was a small ad in the online magazine. I began this blog on June 12, 2011, so that I would have something to advertise!"
The WomenHeart scarf design contest was held to promote women's heart health awareness and encourage charity knitting. My scarf design, Love & Prayers, won first place.
I am posting this shortly before the 15th annual National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 3, 2017. It is an especially good time to learn about women's heart health.
The American Heart Association states, "Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3
deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80
seconds. Fortunately, we have the power to change
that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented
with education and action."
From WomenHeart, "[This year] heart attacks alone, will claim the lives of more than 200,000 women -- nearly five times more than will die of breast cancer."
Knitcircus published its last issue in 2012 and my Love and Prayers scarf pattern is no longer available from them. I currently offer it free on Ravelry.
learn if you are at risk for heart disease; take all preventative
measures possible; and learn about heart attack warning signs. Take
care of your heart like your life depends on it.