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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

tiny sweaters for the homeless

 I should have written about this a long time ago...although I guess it hasn't really been that long that I've been involved.  I read about Maggie Leninger in Fiber Arts Magazine who is knitting tiny sweaters, then adding a label to each saying the person who finds this should please make a donation to the National Coalition for the Homeless.  It's called Found Objects and connects art to creating a difference in the world.  I didn't say that very well, but hopefully my point is understood. 
 I've done 4 sweaters so far. 
Pictures are sent to Maggie who posts them on her blog.  We explain why we placed them where we did and she sometimes adds her own comments.  I've placed them in a planter in front of Savvy Skirts in Prinecton, at Blue Sky Farms where we meet to knit and have coffee or breakfast weekly, on a magazine table in my doctor's building, and on the table at our local post office.  You can see them blog at http://www.artivention.wordpress.com/.  If you're a knitter, join in--Maggie will send you the labels to pin onto the sweaters. 
 Now that I've offically missed Pilates, I'd better get myself down to the stairmaster before I meld into this chair even more....

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, the exercise is a must if we are to remain mobile! That is the only drawback to such sedate activities of fiber arts. Thanks for participating as well as the shout out!

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