The Bear Factory’s Back in Business
The machinery started up again last night. The smokestacks are puffing out smoke, the pistons are whooshing up and down and the gears are clacking away. A new Mother Bear is in production.
What? You say that doesn’t look like a bear? Oh, be patient. It will. Here, maybe it will look more bearlike if I prop it up on a ball of yarn.
Okay, maybe not. But it will be a bear.
There are many charity knitting projects out there, and while I applaud them all, this one’s my favorite. People who are having a rough time need the essentials–food, shelter, warm clothes, medical care–but they also need a little something for their souls. Who doesn’t need a bear to hold onto? So if I decline to jump in when requests come around for afghan squares or premie hats or whatever, it’s not because I don’t care. It’s because I only have so much time to give, and my time’s going into bears.
If you don’t have time, perhaps you’ll consider making a donation to the Mother Bear Project. Good old-fashioned cash is needed, too. Bears don’t travel all the way to Africa for free, you know. They need plane tickets, and little suitcases to carry their jars of honey (I wonder what Homeland Security thinks about jars of honey?), and, well, all sorts of bear-traveling things. Quite a bit of work goes into getting bears into the hands of little people who desperately need bears–did you know they sew a heart onto each bear’s sweater before packing it up for the journey?–and the organization can really use your help.
Pitch concluded. Thanks for reading! Carry on with your knitting–I certainly have knitting to do.
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