I knit. And I cook, write, take pictures. All for one low price.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

consider this

All weekend -- and I hope it was a good one for you, this Thanksgiving, with seeing family and friends!! -- I was trying to avoid even noticing the shopping frenzy that everyone was trying to talk us consumers into. Every time I turned on the news it was more stats about how many shoppers went out and shopped and how much they spent.

Stores opening at 5 am, 3 am, midnight even. Trying to lure us with rockbottom prices, on stuff that we really don't NEED. Then I heard about the Story of Stuff. It takes less than a trip to the mall to watch it.

I might be preaching to the choir here, because knitters already know that Giving means Making Something.

Or if you can't make something, consider buying something handmade.

Or if you're already done with making something, bless your heart, maybe you could find half an hour here and there to make some good warm mittens? To give to your local rescue mission?

I also just found this very worthy cause. The deadline isn't until January.

You bet your sweet skein of Lamb's Pride I'll be making some mittens. Thank you Bonnie for bringing my attention to it.


Lene Andersen said...

The Story of Stuff was bloody brilliant. Thanks for posting it.

Anonymous said...

Are you OK? Blog's been very quiet. Hope Jakob is feeling better and that you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Looking forward to new patterns and fibers in 2010. Cathy