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November 24, 2007

Beanie Holiday Challenge!

It's a Beanie Holiday Push! Share your good fortune and yarn of plenty with those in need for a good cause.

Make one of your holiday gifts for a teen in need of mentoring this year! Can we collect 24 RAD BAD BEANIES--or more--by New Year's Eve? Luscious lids can be knit, crocheted, or sewn with fleece. Stitch in some love, for community building.

• This is only two beanies in celebration for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Dec. 25-Jan.6), or one beanie for every December day until Christmas Eve.
• This is only three beanies for each day in celebration of Hanukkah (Dec. 4, 2007).
• This is about four beanies for each day in celebration of Kwanzaa (Dec. 26-Jan.1).
• This is only one beanie for every five beads and prayers of the japa mala.

The fifth and sixth days of Kwanzaa represent the principals of Nia (purpose) and Kuumba (creativity), respectively. Nia is a promise to "make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness." We can learn a lot from Kwanzaa. Reach out to build community among urban youth by supporting their outdoor trips so they can build on their own strength. Kuumba is a promise to "always do as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it." Your craft can do this, both in your community and in the worldwide community that Knitzilla! hopes to bring together!

If your community giving doesn't reach as far as Big City Mountaineers' teens this time, that's okay. Find a way to support community close to you, and pass on your immeasurable gifts. This is what Knitzilla! is all about.

I'll be shipping the Rad Bad Beanies shortly after January 1, hopefully with the help of a few Beanie Bucks to get the caps to Colorado after we tally them up and make pictures.

Peace to you throughout the winter holidays.

Posted by sedda at November 24, 2007 01:12 PM