We opened packages, sorted, and packed up boxes last week. A small group of volunteers, and we had a good time together while getting as much done as possible, as always.
Here's long-timer Candace with new-comer Lynn, who is holding Anne's De-Stash Sweater (see 12/18 pattern link below) --
Christy from Seattle came by with a friend to personally drop off her colorful, cheery blankets. Christy was visiting San Francisco with her husband. She surprised us with a gift of Frango fudge -- that we're saving to motivate and sustain our local packing volunteers in January when we hope for an uptick in wool donations after the holidays. Thank you, Christy!
Carol, along with her knitting group friend Lynn, traveled by car, ferry, and street car to get to the AFSC Basement to help out for the afternoon. Moreover, she brought this beautiful vest that she designed herself. Carol is very creative, and her stitching is so beautiful, on top of being a super energetic packer.
A big thanks to all who have sent in wool gifts for the kids in Afghanistan for the current campaign. And, thank you to all with projects on the needles or hooks. We're very appreciative for your caring and generosity.
Let's hope that 2012 brings more peace to Afghanistan and the world. Lots of best New Year's wishes to you -- our devoted knitting and crochet volunteers -- from all of us down in the AFSC Basement. We hope that 2012 is a good year for you. Cheers to 2012! Clink-clink, friends!