Are you guys familiar with Heifer International? You can “purchase” animals or a share of an animal to go to impoverished families around the world, to help them feed themselves and or earn income.
One of the gifts you can purchase is a “Knitting Basket” — here’s what Heifer International says about the Knitting Basket:
Your gift of a Knitting Basket will include two llamas and two sheep — one male and one female of each — four animals famous for their warm, income-producing wool.
From shearing to spinning, weaving and finally selling woolen goods at market, your gift of a Knitting Basket will help four struggling families earn extra income to break free from the grip of poverty and hopelessness.
Over time, as your gift multiplies and more animals are passed on to help others in need, entire communities will be warmed by the precious wool of your Knitting Basket.
Teresa Mowery and I have joined forces for a holiday season charity project. On behalf of the Knitblogging Community, we would like to be able to donate at least one Knitting Basket to families in need. A gift of a Knitting Basket for four needy families is $500. With many of us pitching in, this is not an unreasonable goal.
Teresa has set up a Paypal account to receive donations for the Knitting Basket — there’s a link to it on the Knitbloggers Knitting Basket Project page. By clicking on the paypal button on the bottom of this page, you can donate to this cause. It doesn’t have to be a large donation — many people donating just a few dollars will quickly add up.
If you have room in your heart and in your wallet, please consider contributing to this worthy cause.
There’s a button over in my sidebar (picture me gesturing to the right) that will take you to this page that Teresa created. Teresa and I encourage you to copy this button and host it on your blogs if you’d like to show your support.
Because great minds think alike, yesterday Deb suggested donating to Heifer International for a Knitting Basket!
Lucy Visits With Grandma and Grandpa
I had lunch with my parents yesterday, after which they spent some quality time with Lucy.
I also finally stuffed my Extreme Hedonism neckwrap.
And I worked on Amphora.
And I got a much needed haircut on Monday, so my sassy curls are back.
This staying home from work stuff is really cool. Too bad I’m heading back to the office this morning. Sigh.