Friday, September 9, 2005

Crochet Challenge! Join me!

I learned last night that my youngest brother is safely back home.  He's a fireman (from Jacksonville, FL) and was in Louisiana battling fires for over a week.  Four years ago he was in NYC helping out with 9-11.  He has such a good heart and we're lucky we have people like him willing to leave the comfort of their lives to go aid others in extreme situations like this.  On the otherhand I've yet to learn the fate of my SIL and my nephew who lived in the region that Hurricane Katrina hit.  I hope they are safe; I hope for news soon.

I know our local charities, which are always in need, will be hurting even more so come this winter once the survivors of the Hurricane come.  Normally, in November I challenge myself to crocheting 30 scarves in 30 days for Charity.  Last year many of you, my readers, opted to join me in this challenge and that was great!  I think, with so many more needing us to help them that I will start the challenge now and will double the goal.

My plan is this: 60 Scarves in 60 days!
Here's how you can participate:  Crochet (or knit)  a scarf for charity and then let me know about it so we can include it in the count.   You do not need to send me anything -- you can donate it to your own local charity.  We'll see if we can get 60 done by mid-November.  Besides doing something good for your community, and your country, it will make you feel good inside.  And if you don't know how to crochet or knit, then what better reason is there to learn?!?

                                      Care to join me? :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Dee, I'm going to start making scarfs this afternoon.  I just wanted you to know that I have not been able to view your pictures for two days.  Don't know if something is wrong with my computer or not but I'm able to view the previous pics.  I'll let you know how many scarfs I knit/crochet.  Le-Teisha

Anonymous said...

I'd like to join you, but nearly all charities out here aren't accepting donations anymore, only cash :(