Be Kind and Sport a Cardigan November 13th


World Kindness Day is Wednesday November 13.

 Wear your cardigans for World Kindness Day  article in Tribune Review by Shirley McMarlin and remember Mr. Fred Rogers who exhibited acts of kindness as a way of life.  And wore cardigan sweaters on his television show.

Here’s what Mr. Rogers said about his mother making his sweaters.

“She makes sweaters for many different people,” he told the camera, after showing a picture of his mom and pointing out the intricate details in each piece. “But, that’s one of the ways that she has of saying that she loves somebody.”   from article by Samantha Sutton  In Style Magazine

One of Mr. Rogers’ sweaters at the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Maura poses with one of Mr Rogers’ sweaters At the Children’s Museum Pittsburgh

Watch Mr. Rogers suitcoat turn into a cardigan as I pour in the hot water from the kettle.

Knit for Laura with lots of love  in 1984 by my dear friend’s mother- Karlene

Cardigan-wikipedia The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War.[2] Thank you Mister Rogers:  Music and Memories new album just came out October 25th  click for more information  They arelaunching a campaign to declare November as “National Thank You, Mister Rogers Month.” Everyone is welcome to support the effort by going to for more info and to share their memories of Fred.

One of my photographs was selected to be used in promoting the album. 


On the Southside of Pittsburgh Fredasaurus previous blog post

15 thoughts on “Be Kind and Sport a Cardigan November 13th

  1. Mam knit countless sweaters and cardigans in her years. I used to be able to manage the smaller things. Nowadays I stick to trying to be kind 🙂 🙂 Have a nice day, Ruth!

  2. This AM it is 31 degrees in the Florida Panhandle. A day for a cozy cardigan and hot tea.

  3. Kindness is key. Mr. R knew it and taught it well. We appreciate it more as we get older and can use a little gentility.

  4. Touching post, Ruth, brought back lots of memories of Michelle dancing to Mr Roger records.

  5. I am always so proud when I get to help a friend work on Mr. Rogers each year.He was all about Tikun Olam (taking care of the world) translated also as random acts of kindness.

  6. Ruth,
    Thanks for this post. I wore a cardigan that I bought at the Fair in the Park, made by a woman who is 1/2 Irish and 1/2 English. Also, I saw you at the Jan Beatty reading. I sat behind you and meant to say HI, but got distracted by other audience members.

    • Thanks Christine. It was a wonderful reading. See you next time. Good you wore your cardigan.

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