Friday, April 18, 2008

Jan 08: Can Knitters Build A House?

I was browsing thru my knitting blogs and hit upon this awesome site: The House That Yarn Built.

Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on August 29, 2005 and devastated not only Louisiana, but also Mississippi. Over two years later, New Orleans and what happened there has largely been relegated to the back pages of newspapers, or only mentioned when politicians are trying to get elected. One of the hardest hit areas in New Orleans was the Lower 9th Ward. Brad Pitt's foundation - Make It Right - is raising funds to build homes in the 9th Ward. Each home costs $150,000.

The House That Yarn Built is a Team on the Make it Right site with a unique perspective: If 7,800 knitters would donate the equivalent of one skein of sock yarn ($20), a family in New Orleans might be able to get their lives back on track. Of course, you don't have to donate $20 - every increment helps. Many of us have yarn stashes that can keep us in yarn for years without ever having to darken the door of the local LYS or point and click on our favorite online shop. What do ya’ll think? Can knitters build a house? For more info, visit the link to The House That Yarn Built or The Make It Right Foundation .

I've started Peace Angel and will post a pic this weekend when there's more than just the tip of a wing to show.......