(that may be the reason why not so many people read this blog -- just thinking out loud!)
So, this past weekend I decided to give myself a little treat and I manicured and pedicured and bought the latest issue of CROCHET-Today! And it was so surprising to find 2 projects with the same objective as Tejercito: KNIT FOR CHARITY!
One is Knit-A-Square, a very awesome international project. You can decide to participate by just simply knitting granny squares for blankets and send them to SOUTH AFRICA! That's right! And why knit blankets for kids in South Africa if there's so hot in there? Wrong. South Africa is on the southern hemisphere, south south of Africa, which means cold winters-- so, why not give southafrican children a little help with a cozy hand-made blanket? :) You will find more information on the webpage and the exact measures and address to make your part.
The other project (which I couldn't find online) is heartbreaking but also heatwarming at the same time. Africa (once again) is the continent with the highest child mortality rate. Children die by the tons before reaching the age of 5 years. So, a group of international ladies decided to create a project on which they knit little caps for children in Ethiopia. Caps help keep little children warm, even in hot countries, these little handmade treats help diminish the mortality rates by just keeping little lovely heads warm. :)
We're in October, and Tejercito is flowing but still going a little slower than expected. Nevertheless, we shall make it work and by the end of this year I hope it reaches at least 50 children in Guadalajara and Monterrey. By reading the projects I tell you about, I got inspired and I've decided to launch Tejercito in Latin America.
You'll see. Let's dream big.