Friday, October 30, 2009
The Friday Shift in the Crypt
Chris, Carol, Pam, Antje, and Karen (guess who the 3 above are) worked on getting as many sweaters, vests, socks, mittens, and hats as possible through our review process and into the cartons. Karen was recruited last-minute on the Ravelry group -- bless the Internet -- and gave us a much-needed boost so we could stay on pace with our carton-filling. What a response from knitters and crocheters -- with packages coming in from across the US and Canada, PR, a couple from Italy, and one from Qatar -- especially considering the short campaign time. You have to wonder if some were especially motivated by what seems like endless tragic news from Afghanistan these days. Your gifts are beautiful -- heart-warming in many ways (hearts there and here).
Halloween is akin to a national holiday for us in San Francisco. Not really so much for the kids, especially since high-fructose corn syrup is almost a banned substance here. Have a ball -- eat some Tootsie Rolls and Milky Ways for us!