Saturday, June 27, 2009

24. Common Thread

Hi everyone. Just in case a few of you still haven't heard about the T21 Traveling Afghan Project, I wanted to publicize it here on Down With Oz.

Step right up folks! Get a gander at the craze that's sweeping the nation! It's circling the globe! What is it, you ask? It's bigger than a Slinky and warmer than a Hula Hoop. It's the T21 Traveling Afghan! TRAVELING, I says!

This little beauty is the brainchild of Chandos Field, a thirty-something mom in Wisconsin. Chandos had a vision, and boy oh boy was it a doozy.

Step 1: Crochet an afghan. And crochet she did.

Step 2: Offer to send it to other families touched by Down syndrome. Include a journal so families can write about their experience and log the afghan's short stay in their home.

Step 3: Watch in awe as a flood of families ask to take part in the project.

Well fellas, she did all that and more! Seems some kids loved that afghan so much they didn't want to part with it. They say it's the cat's meow - it's the greatest thing since sliced bread! So now, poor little Chandos crochets a new afghan for anyone who asks! Her heart's too big, I tells ya!

Meanwhile, the afghan is racing across the great US of A. The goal is to hit all 50 states - even the crummy ones! And then it's going over the pond, to places that AREN'T America! Chandos' afghan is going intercontinental!

And after that? Well boys, I have it on authority that Chandos is secretly knitting a rocket. That's right, the T21 project is going intergalactic! And if you buy that, I've got some swampland for sale in Florida.

So step right up, folks, it's not too late to get in on this amazing offer! She's done all the work for you - just visit her Web site and sign up now!

Thanks Chandos - you are a class act. I can't wait for the afghan...


Christina said...

I love these kind of projects! My son has PDD-NOS and we've been doing tie-dyed t-shirts.

Perplexing Situation said...

I'm all signed up too and can't wait to get our hands on it. I'm waiting to find the perfect yarn to have her do one for us.

Ria said...

I love your writing style!
We're signed up and excited for our turn with the afghan.