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600 Monsters Strong for Connecticut

The holidays are hectic, the flu has plagued my home, and tragedy is everywhere. These are all reasons why my blog has been a bit quiet these days. I mentioned Sandy Hook briefly, yesterday when I spoke of the charities I contributed cards to this year. I sent a general card to Sandy Hook Elementary hoping that my message for peace and love and healing will mean something to someone in these difficult times.

In case you haven’t heard, I wanted to bring to your attention this campaign. It is called 600 Monsters Strong for Connecticut and it is a knitting/crochet group for a crafty act of love donation for the month of January. There’s a Facebook page, but it is essentially a Ravelry group of needle workers vowing to send little monsters to cheer up the students of Sandy Hook Elementary.

There’s already a list of approved monsters for either knit or crochet, and you can make your own if you want as long as you meet the guidelines. I might make a couple little Cthulhus, but I might also make Lark the Monster from the pre-approved list. I made a button to share in case any one else wants a pretty button:

The textbox links directly to the group Ravelry page. Start your monsters now. They must be received in Ohio by January 31st! (There’s a UK donation contact, too.)



  1. What a great idea!! I am heartbroken by the tragedy

  2. Oh I love this idea. I do not do this sort of craft but what a wonderful thought! These children can use all of the uplifting messages, gifts out there.

  3. What a great idea! I have to say my knitting and crochet skills are pretty rusty, but I will check out the approved list and definitely share with my hooking friends. thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great thing to do! I wish I knew how because I would do it too!

  5. what a great idea

  6. Awesome that you are sharing this! What a great idea.

  7. This is a wonderful idea! I hope things calm down a bit for you as you take on this project.

  8. This is a wonderful idea,,

  9. Touching idea. Peace, bring peace to each and everyone.

  10. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love the idea, I only wish there were something more we all could do. But I guess the little things do mean a lot. Those poor babies.

  12. What an absolutely beautiful and brilliant thing to do! I think this is a wonderful way to show support for all of the brave children who have seen and heard far too much for their age – or any age for that matter. I love this idea and only wish I could crochet!!!

  13. Great idea to help out. Wish I could knit or crochet.

  14. This is a great idea. At this time of year especially, those families need something to brighten their day, no matter how big or small it may be. I like to think I live in a safe area, but I know, especially when stuff like this happens, nobody is safe.

  15. I’m not crafty but what a sweet thought.

  16. What a lovely idea! I have zero craft bones in my body, but I am for this!

  17. That’s a really great idea!!!

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