Knit and raise awareness!

Bloggers Unite - Action Day

Today is a day to stop and think how we can better take care of our world. Each of us can help provide a cleaner, greener Earth for our children and our children's children. I have always considered knitters a pretty environmentally conscious group. Afterall, we are so passionate about fibers; and the plants and animals that provide these luxuries.

Knitting makes us slow down. It reminds us of a gentler time when our sweaters and socks had to be made by hand to keep us warm. And even though most of us aren't able to see the entire process from start to finish; raising the sheep, sheering, carding, spinning, etc. We certainly have an appreciation for it.

Today is a great day to be alive for a knitter! Renewable resources abound in fiber, some of them age old and some fibers are just being developed.

Wool - the sheering process helps aid in the health of the sheep as well as provides a warm wonderful fiber

Bamboo - A new kid in the world of fiber and a wonderful renewable resource. Bamboo has the look of silk and the durability of cotton, amazing! Even our favorite knitting needles are made from...bamboo.