Sunday, June 29, 2008

Join the Ball Game!

You would not believe how long it took me to come up with a title for this one that didn’t sound dirty!

Since last week’s post on Crochet Graffiti I’ve been chatting with cathiphop of the Knitty Gritty MilCity. They are a fibers-based street-art collective and they’re officially putting out the call to ask fellow crochet and amigurumi enthusiasts to help with their future endeavors.

As cathiphop has told me, “It’s gonna take a lot of balls," crochet and knit balls to be precise. The group will accept balls of any colour and yarn weight, although they recommend bright colours, which can more easily be seen from a distance. Balls should also be no larger than a tennis ball, but aside from that, there are no specific size requirements.

Those who are interested in helping need to have their creations ready and mailed out before Sept. 30, 2008. No need to attach magnets or any other sticking devices to your balls. Knitty Gritty MilCity will take care of that part. Contact knittygrittymilcity(at)hotmail(dot)com and you will be given a P.O. Box address where you can ship your donations. (Items should be shipped in envelopes, rather than boxes.)

Want to help out, but don’t have any supplies? Don’t know how to knit or crochet? Knitty Gritty is there to help and is willing to send out wool and instructions to those who need them. Just contact them at the e-mail address given above.

Curious where your balls will end up? Knitty Gritty will be updating their Myspace page with photos of completed projects and are also willing to e-mail photos to their contributors by request.

Personally, I think this will be a great way to use up all those little bits of wool left in the bottom of my stash that are too small or too rough to use in afghan projects. I'll be sure to post some pictures once I get mine stitched.

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