Let's work together on our projects for afghans for Afghans.
It's a knit-along; it's a crochet-along!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I finished a pair of mittens but will wait to send them until the socks that are on the needles are ready as well. I used the vintage classic mitten pattern from a leaflet that belonged to my mother but made the cuffs longer. I used double strands of some Imagination sock yarn ( alpaca/wool mix) and stash sage wool for the cuffs and found some new sage heather wool for the main part of the mittens. They are for 8-10 year old kids. I love this pattern - they can be worn on either hand and I know really do work for kids as my own kids and grandkids have worn mittens made from this pattern for years.
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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