Elvis completed his cap this weekend:
(okay, we haven't sewn the ends in yet, but still). Look at the pride in his face! In fact, he's having so much fun knitting that he is already bugging me to help him start a pair of matching mittens.
Wouldn't it be nice to help some other kids learn how to knit?
Well, it just so happened that I was contacted by the good people at Donors Choose, a nonprofit organization dedicated to hooking up teachers who need classroom resources and donors who want to help kids learn. Teachers are invited to submit proposals listing specific items that they want to use to help their kids learn; then donors can pick the specific proposal that they'd like their money to go to. During the month of October, bloggers ask their readers to help them raise money for some of the Donors Choose proposals. So I'm asking those of you who can spare five bucks or whatever to please go to my Donors Choose page here and help spread your love of knitting (and/or crochet) to some kids whose teachers want to help them but lack the financial resources to do so.
When I signed up to do this, I didn't know that the Knitting Curmudgeon was also starting a challenge, so let's see if we can at least keep up with Marilyn when it comes to fundraising. You know, in the spirit of friendly rivalry and all that crap. I make no promises to knit with Red Heart if we meet our goal, but I will sweeten the pot by drawing a name for a free skein of BBF sock yarn from amongst my donors...
Thanks in advance for your help! Once again, the link to my fundraising challenge is here.