Monday, February 1, 2010

Share the wealth episode 5 (6?)

I was given a tip from another delightful blogstress about this project, and I think it's great. I think I have some crafty ladies who read the blog. So hopefully some of you can participate, or can pass this along to others who might. Unfortunately my knitting skills rank as a federally mandated disaster. I just can't make my fingers do what they are supposed to do. This might have something to do with me holding my pen like a cro-mag. My teachers tried to help me in school by giving me those little rubber triangles to put on my pencil, which are supposed to force you to hold it with your finger tips, but I would take them off and chew on them. UNTEACHABLE! I can knit scarves, just a straight line, but I'm pretty sure I'm doing it backwards, and I just keep going and going, because I never learned how to knit off the needle. I have several 8 foot scarves still on the needles in a basket somewhere. Again, this might be a call for me to be medicated. 

Ok, so back to spreading the good word. It's called the Mother Bear Project. You can order the pattern from them, and then knit or crochet a teddy bear that will be given to a child affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations. How sweet and cute is that idea? If you, like me, are knitting inept, you can also donate or sponsor a bear or purchase some of their Mother Bear Project swag. Here is a bit from their website:

The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children who have nearly nothing in the world with the message that they are loved by someone halfway around the world.

For those of you who are knitters and not shut-ins like yours truly, there are knitting groups in the Minneapolis area or you could start your own. This might be a fun project for a girls scout troupe. Anyhow, spread the word peeps. Imagine the sweetness of knowing that something you made was going to be loved by a child in need. Cue Sally Struthers tears...


  1. fabulous post! and that's my unbiased reaction. so now of course i should give you the biased reaction....

    mrs. nipper knapp your post is 100% ROCK & ROLL!!