There were two skeins of blue yarn and two long size 11 needles which already held 6" of a knitted scarf. I could tell that the knitted piece was by multiple knitters and was intrigued. Once I knew what I was seeing, I immediately picked up the needles and started knitting the double-knit stockinette stitch I've been using in the washcloths I made.
As I left the store, the clerk thanked me. I asked him how long the yarn's been there and he said a month or so. I think it's a wonderful way to do a knitalong.
Well done, Ronald McDonald. If your JoAnn Fabrics has one of these, please help out! If your JoAnn Fabrics (or Michael's, or AC Moore, or any other craft store that sells yarn) doesn't have this, ask them to pick it up!
What other ideas do you have for knitting to help those in need?