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December 18, 2012

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Tivity

Thank you so much for your help with this! If every person that bought a discounted pattern made at least one we'll have more monsters than we originally hoped for.

Cambria Washington

Hi Rebecca!
I was so happy that you decided to participate and I bought both patterns, even though I'm not sure if I can make both in the time frame.

I live in Rhode Island. We're a neighboring state to Connecticut, and one of the little girls is a member of my church. I am a mother to a 6-year old boy, and when I was a freshmen in high school, a gunman walked onto our campus and opened fire as well. We were the first school in the US to have an armed assailant walk into a classroom, but because it happened a week before the Rodney King verdict, and the LA riots, it got pushed to the back burner (Lindhurst High School, Olivehurst CA). This incident has really hit me where I live and I've been doing my best to avoid the news as you have, for the same reasons. I hope that knitting a monster for a little one will help me move past things too, and that they will know that they are loved and not forgotten. Nothing hurts more than thinking that everyone has moved right on and no one remembers.

Sarah - AKA Mama Monster

Thank you so much for posting this!

I'm going to be presumptuous - I know you'll get two questions.

1. People are worried that we will be sending toys when Sandy Hook has thousands going their way. We plan to drop them off next spring, towards the end of the school year. We have been in touch with our contacts and they like this, but we have alternate plans if they decide it's not best for the kids. If that happens, the toys will go to kids that have been victims of gun violence. All monsters are needed and will get a good home regardless.

2. Using the term monster is Ok, it won't scare kids. We've spoken to a good number of various official people - teachers, etc. - and most importantly, kids. We've gotten the thumbs up from all of them, and we also got a good response from The Brady Campaign, who we are in contact with.

Since this has been so amazingly popular, we are going to continue this project past Sandy Hook and will be working with organizations to get these monsters to kids who have been victims of gun violence. I have been floored and amazed by the outpouring of generosity and love. I started this just thinking that it would be a group of us, maybe 100 knitters, and we had 1k overnight!

Jess Bp

I love to see so many people coming together to help out during this tragedy. I am a part of a couple groups right now, one of which is 600 Monsters Strong. I'm an experienced crocheter, but not a strong knitter. I've followed your tutorials and video suggestions for the magic loop and it is working for me! I went to buy your patterns with the coupon code and it isn't working for me. Is it expired or do I have the wrong code? I should have gotten it when I first heard about it, but wasn't sure if I could do the magic loop thingy. Thanks!

Jess Bp

I just reread the post on the Ravelry group and saw that it expired. I don't know how I missed the date before. So disregard by Q. Sorry!

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Thank you so much for sharing. A nice post :)

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