You may notice a new little bit ‘o swag over there on the right side of my blog. Patriotic colors, links to another blog…yep, that’s it!

Over on Ravelry, I’m a member of a group of amazing people – Knitters for Obama (KFO) – who are working hard to do their part to get Senator Barack Obama elected in November. The camaraderie within this group is something else, but beyond that, even, is their dedication to this cause.

During the primary season, the group got together and knitted a blanket with the Obama campaign’s logo on it. Along with several dozen other prizes donated by members, it was put up for a drawing. The rules: for every $5 you donated to the campaign, you got a ticket for whichever prize you wanted. The group raised over $8,500. And we’re doing it again!

This time, we have a knitted blanket (with a little crochet thrown in) in the shape and colors of Old Glory, with each of the 50 states and D.C. represented. We’re also offering a crocheted blanket in varying shades of Democrat Blue, and once again members are stepping forward with tons of additional prizes. The drawing begins Independence Day and runs through August 7, so please consider donating to Senator Obama’s campaign this summer!

Next time on KFO Update: Warming preemies and veterans…