Let's work together on our projects for afghans for Afghans.
It's a knit-along; it's a crochet-along!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Here are those mittens that are ready to go
Here is the pair of mittens I just finished for this campaign. They are knit from some yarn that I dyed with Kool-Aid. The yarn was given to me by a friend at church who can no longer knit. It was good white wool yarn - nice yarn but the color wouldn't work for this purpose so I dyed it. It is from the same batch as the socks I sent for the last campaign. I hope to get another pair done to send with these. Most of my time has gone to Christmas preparations lately.
Our 2016 campaign was completed the first week of August 2016. Our wool gifts were successfully transported and distributed by NGO Trust in Education.
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Update August 2017:
Unfortunately, we do not have plans for a new campaign at this time because of hurdles with logistics. We'll do our best to solve, but nothing promising yet. Thank you for participating while we had the opportunity!
afghans for Afghans is a people-to-people project that knits and crochets wool garments as a practical gesture of friendship and respect for the people of Afghanistan. In partnership with the San Francisco office of the American Friends Service Committee, our project started in late 2001 in response to the war that unfolded after 9/11. This follows a long-time tradition of knitting for others at times of war and crisis. Afghan families still need to know that we care. Join us here for camaraderie, inspiration, and mutual support with projects.
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