A brief pitch
Hey all you knitters out there who want to be "part of the solution," if you knit an 8X8 inch square of 100% wool, and either send it directly to South Africa or join the group on ravelry and send it to the moderator of the Black Purl group, you can help children who have been orphaned by AIDs in sub-Saharan Africa to stay a little warmer at night.
PS I have been a little slow in my blog reading and just learned the terrible news that Kay Gardiner's husband, Peter, died last week after a brief illness. If you want to knit something to show support for her and her family at this terrible time, you can knit something for Afghans for Afghans. (And keep her and her family in your thoughts, meditations and prayers - whatever you do in whatever spiritual - or non-spiritual - life you have, dear readers).
God be with you 'til we meet again!