Not only is Joel raising a world-changing amount of money ($25k will build a school in Guatemala AND proved quality education for 1,000 kids!), he’s challenging readers to undertake impossible goals. For his own part, he’ll be running an ultra-marathon - readers are committing to a wide variety of projects, and Joel’s got all sorts of incentives along the way, including bringing a group of folks to Guatemala to help build the school!
I immediately knew two things.
One, that I was going to help out.
Two, what my impossible project would be.
For the last few months, I’ve been knitting faster and faster, producing quite a large number of hats for charity. It’s been so amazing to see just how many hats I can actually get off the needles, but I’ve missed the challenge aspect I had with the One Hundred Hats project I finished two years ago. Quietly I’ve wondered if I could complete a “hat a day” project - knit or crochet one hat every single day for one full month. I’ve been excited about the idea, but quite scared at the amount of time and dedication something like this would mean. And then Joel challenged his readers to do impossible things for the sake of getting some kids a decent education. Sold.
Introducing Hat-tember 2012!!
During the month of September, I will be crocheting a hat a day! I’ll be donating the hats to the Chicago Food Pantry, and will be asking folks to sponsor the hats as a way to raise money for Pencils Of Promise.Hat-tember 2012 will be epic to be sure! While I’ll be flushing out more of the pattern details next week, I wanted to share some of the logistical details now.