Summer is here and many of us put down our hooks and needles for some travel, relaxation and family time. Okay, yes knitting and crochet is a great source of relaxation but let’s be honest, when it is 100 degrees outside the last thing I want to do is pick up a big project and hold it on my lap. Grab your small summer projects, your camera and some silliness and join me in traveling with Flat Marly.
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Some of you may be wondering what I am talking about, flat Marly. If you haven’t heard of it before there is a children’s book titled “Flat Stanley” where there is a little boy who has survived being crushed (flattened) by a bulletin board. Once he is flat he makes the best of it by getting into a lot of situations that normal 3D people can’t. One of the advantages in his story is that he can be mailed to his friends in California because he is now flat, talk about saving on airfare! Over the years many schools have adopted flat Stanley and have been mailing him around and documenting his new adventures.
Although I get to meet some of you in person in different classes there are many that I haven’t met. I thought that it would be super fun to adapt the story for us to have a little fun. Typically kids mail their Stanley to friends and family that live or are traveling to other locations. Rather than mailing me around I thought that you could all take me with you and I would still reach as many places.
Use this wonderful photo of flat Marly on your adventures. Just click on the image and you will be able to print it or download it. Take it along with you when you go on vacation, are sitting at the pool or any other interesting location and share it in the Marly’s Minions Facebook group. Be sure to tag it with #FlatMarlyAdventures2018 so that we can find all of your photos.
Flat Marly will be making her travels around through the month of September 2018. There will be prizes along the way for those of you that participate. The more creative you get with your photos the more fun we will all have! I can’t wait to see what adventures, yarn related or not, that you take me on this summer.
NOTE: Please remember to keep all photos family friendly so that we can share what we are doing with others in our yarn community.
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