send a squillion

Let’s do this.  Really.  Let’s work hard and make lives softer, warmer, better.

AIDS orphans touch me in a way that seems to transcend the distance.  These kids, these beings, they need.  And what they need is us.


So happy with his new blanket


“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” Edmund Burke


Let’s Knit-a-Squillion.  It’s a big, outrageous goal in some ways.  In others, it’s just a matter of all of us being awesome and I know we’re all awesome.  We already do fabulous and interesting things.  So this isn’t a stretch.

The goal is to send 1,2 million squares to South Africa by July 10, 2012. Knit. Crochet. Felt.

Can’t do any of those?  Learn.

Or donate money to cover postage costs.

Download the flyer.  Pass it out.

Blog it.Email it.  Write to your grandma.

Comment and keep commenting as I write about this over the next year.  Let’s share the energy.


“There are two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein


Children sleeping on bare linoleum


They are partnering with prison inmates and have the capacity to sew 100,000 squares per month.  Let’s keep them busy.


“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” Helen Keller


today’s photos from Knit-a-Square’s Flickr stream


6 thoughts on “send a squillion

  1. yarnandwords says:

    The knitting group I participate in has agreed to knit squares and send them. The group hosts about six weeks of knitting practice for children and we anticipate having the children knit a square each to donate.

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