Like many who turn to blogging for comfort, the day of the Sandy Hook shooting I wrote this post. Then, in my grief and search for comfort (because what parent didn’t need comfort after imagining those horrors) some friends helped me find Knitters for Newtown and 600 Monsters Strong.
The Captain asked me to put his Christmas present on hold so that I could make a Monster for a child affected by gun violence and I’m SO HAPPY to share her with you today.
|This is Gabby the Garden Monster.|
She‘s from Rebecca Danger‘s Big Book of Knitted Monsters. My initial hope, like all the knitters in the 600 Monsters group, was that she would go to a child or family in Newtown, but the cause has gained so much momentum that it’s expanded to include ANY child affected by gun violence.
It feels like such a small gesture, compared to the terror these little ones go through, but I can’t just do nothing.
I’m waiting on my 2 skeins of yarn from the Knitters for Newtown group, which hit their goal of raising $10,000 for families in Newtown.
I’m proud to be part of this movement. When I have idle needles I plan on making more, to keep the flow of love and hugs going for children who need it. I invite you to join me, whether you knit, crochet, sew, or have $5 you can donate towards causes like this.
Be the change you want to see in the world my friends. You could very well change a child‘s life for the better.