I’m happy to announce that I am participating in Secular Student Alliance week! Lots of fantastic bloggers from over at Freethought Blogs will be hosting crazy amounts of blogging to raise money for the Secular Student Alliance to help them finish up their match with Jeff Hawkins and Janet Strauss (which you can read about here). However, rather than doing crazy amounts of blogging, I am participating in a way that I am actually good at - yes, I will be CROCHETING ridiculous amounts the next ten days!
What does this mean exactly? Well, for every item I make over the next ten days, I will be posting it on ebay as an auction for you to bid on. All the proceeds will go to the Secular Student Alliance, which is ABSOLUTELY my favorite secular organization (Camp Quest is also up there, don’t worry)!
Starting today, I have posted a handmade-by-crochet Flying Spaghetti Monster. The auction for this particular item will last TEN DAYS (which is how long SSAweek lasts). I will post a new item every day and the length of the auction will decrease for the new item as well. That means the item I post on Day 3 will last 7 days, the item on Day 5 will last 5 days, and so on and so forth. That means I should have an official tally of how much is raised through these items by the time SSA week ends. :)
If you have any atheist-themed items you have in mind that I could crochet, let me know! I have a few, but I might need some inspiration. I will also be posting a few other blog posts about my experience with the SSA and why I think they’re such a great organization. If you just want to make a donation to the Secular Student Alliance, you can do that here.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster, in particular, is dear to my heart, as I am a leader of the Pastafarians at the University of South Carolina, which is an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance. I have spent the past three years actively involved in the organization and I couldn’t imagine my college years without it. I also crocheted six or so FSMs last summer for the bloggers for Camp Quest (as pictured above at the Secular Student Alliance conference last year), so you could be owning something that very few people out there own - and they’re REALLY COOL PEOPLE.