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!


GenKnit said...
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Kathy said...

Enjoyed the reminder of the San Francisco Halloween. One year, a photo of my stepson's costume appeared in the paper as he marched in the Castro parade. You guys look almost as fabulous!

Tracy Hudson said...

Woot! I'm so glad to hear the package from Qatar made it on time!
Wish I could have helped pack - thanks for your work!

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