I have been in conversation with Lion Brand Yarns about donating the yarn for my knitted mile project. They have been generous supporters of my work in the past and they seem willing to do so again. In the meantime, however, I need to start knitting! I decided that, given the time factor, that I will crochet any words on top of the stripe after knitting (or while knitting if a mile of garter stitch in one colour gets too boring--I know it sounds hard to believe that that might be a wee bit dull after, say, the first 1000 feet, but just in case, you know).
I think I recruited my mom to knit some of the mile if I send her up some yarn. Anyone else interested? I will send you yarn and basic instructions (cast on 15 stitches, knit in garter st for the rest of your natural life) and encourage you to add whatever text you want in whatever way you want. Unfortunately, since I am receiving only room and board in exchange for the experience, I can not offer to pay in cash money. I can only offer the thrill of being part of it all.