Thursday, January 19, 2006

Socks Run Away With It

There's this thing about the blogosphere - folks feed off each other, and improve each other, and generally make things better. (sure, it goes the other way, too, but we're focussing on the good here.)

Kim did that pretty darn well, if you ask me. She liked the Two-Thousand-Socks idea, and decided to take it, and improve upon it. And so she made a New Years ReSOCKlution!

You see, with every sock she knits for Two-Thousand-Socks, she's going to give one dollar to Heifer International, one of my favorite charities. She encourages you to do something similar.

You certainly don't have to. Two-Thousand-Socks was just about fluffy, socky goodness. But wouldn't it be great to put a little extra goodness out into the world? Maybe donate a dollar per sock, maybe donate more. Maybe knit some nice thick socks (that go faster than the thin ones anyway) and donate them to Dulaan (PDF is here) maybe give socks to a homeless shelter near you...

Again, NO obligation, NO pressure. Just a thought about putting a little more goodness out into a world that very much needs all the goodness it can get.

Thanks for the FANTASTIC feelings, Kim....


Blogger Jenn said...

One more sock done! Woot! First pair of the year!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Kim in Oregon said...

Amie, you're welcome. I was inspired by what you did with the $ you made from the Christmas socks last year...but I don't want to revisit your bad year so let's just look ahead to a great 200sox.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Hey, I'm replying to your blog comment here - yes, I mentioned my 2 additional socks in a long e-mail, so you might have missed adding them in. That brings me up to a total of 4 for the year (and yes, the patterned ones on my blog are from your swap yarn - Thanks!)

11:59 AM  
Blogger elka said...

ummmmmmm I finished a sock earlier but don't have your email so here it is in the comments section~ elka at

12:22 PM  
Anonymous probablyjane said...

Hi Amie

Two more pink socks from chilly London. My donation goes to Oxfam.

Best wishes


10:57 PM  
Anonymous Tania said...

I just wanted to add that I have a pair of Pomatomus for the count! I will be back with more pairs soon!

9:48 PM  

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