I have been sitting on this news a little while now, sort of hugging it to myself, and bringing it out to think about when I need a bit of a cheer-up.
Zina of Another Long Yarn has asked me to be part of a charity knit-a-long for *KAS by designing an eight-inch square.
JustDawne contributed a lovely post on Another Long Yarn that sums up the Knit A Long better than I can.
Can You Spare a Square
She mentions you can join the knit a long either on Ravelry at the Knit A Square Group or on the Forum at the KAS site.
I am so excited to be part of this. It is a charity close to my heart. I love that a small action taken by many people can make a huge difference in someone's life. One of my favorite quotes says:
"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. "
I would re-word it in this instance. A single idea, acted upon by many people contributing a finite effort, can make a very big change in many individual lives.
Another exciting part for me is that the other two designers who will be contributing square designs are Kristeen Griffin-Grimes and Lucy Neatby. You can imagine the honor I feel to be in such company!
What means the most to me, on a personal level, is that despite being home bound, with little face-to-face interaction with anyone beyond my beloved Oscar, I will be able to participate in and contribute in a small way to such a meaningful undertaking.
Thank you Zina, for thinking of me. You have given me a wonderful gift.
*KAS is Knit-A-Square, a charity effort to send squares to be made into blankets to keep southern African orphans warm. A quote from the site:
It is estimated that there are 11.6 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa. 1.4 million live in South Africa.
Please visit the site to learn more about Sandy, and how her efforts are making a difference.