Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More going-ons in the AFSC basement

The end of a drive is always a bit intense in the basement, which makes it all the more necessary to take breaks for photos, chocolate and, most important, oohing and aahing over your wonderful knitwear. Here is the last bunch of photos, all but the last one taken by Ann Rubin. Just to confuse you a bit more, you'll notice a few more Ann's involved in the action.

Here is Candace, who found the best method for successfully packing a record number of blankets into one box.

Judith is making sure that pairs of socks are attached, while Ann does a quick size check for hats (not really). Check out the other side of Judith's passion for knitting here .

More sock-sorting and sock-admiring by Judith and myself.

Carol is enjoying the brief satisfaction of a box all packed up and sealed for its long journey,

while Pam demonstrates her own taping method above. Basement packing is a workout.

Ann Rubin organized an impromptu raffle among fiber-obsessed volunteers, and Ann #2 was the winner of this gorgeous book by our collective idol Kaffe Fassett.

And suddenly, or so it seems, chaos gives way to order, every single item has been sorted and packed and taped shut and the boxes come out of the basement and into the light, escorted by Ann Rubin, Norma 0f AFSC, and Ann #3. I don't know why, but it is always a surprise to see the tangible evidence of so much work, accomplished first in so many individual homes, and then down in the basement. Remember, each of these many boxes is filled to the brim with warm wool items that are going to make a child a bit more comfortable this coming winter. Well done, everyone.
(edited to fix the link)


Renee said...

Thanks for the posting and the amazing job that the packers and sorters do!

Afghan Ann said...

Renee, I think your sweater is in the May 18 post ...

Thanks, Laura, for posting the behind-the-scenes, under-the street scene for all to see.

Kathy said...

It's always so interesting to see you sorters and packers at work. Someday I hope to come to help! Thanks for all you do.

Nancy said...

It looks like so much fun. I wish I lived closer so I could come to help. I would love to see all the beautiful pieces that arrive.

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