In case you're not signed up for announcements direct from A4A,* Ann has just announced that they've been able to add another youth campaign, starting now, with a due date of early May (I'm telling myself May 1, so I get things done). I love this second chance! I have the back of a vest finished, and a sweater that only needs sleeves. The trick is to start right in on those, rather than letting them drift again. Target audience and items needed are the same as last time: boys and girls aged 7-14, with sweaters, vests, socks, and mittens the items that are most needed.
If you're knitting sweaters and vests, remember: (1) Afghan kids tend to be tall and slim, so you'll want to make things longer; and (2) especially for girls, there are stringent requirements for modesty. Sweaters and vests must come well below the waist, and necklines must be discreet. If in doubt, add a couple of inches to sleeves and sweater body -- the sleeves can be rolled up, and a longer sweater is always better than one that's too short. In fact, if it's too short, there's no point in even sending it.
What does everyone else have to finish up? We've done campaigns with lot less lead time, so I expect great and wonderful things this time too. (Have I mentioned recently how truly terrific all of you are?)
*If you're not on the list to get direct notification of new campaigns, you can sign up right on the front page of the afghans for Afghans web site.