Let's work together on our projects for afghans for Afghans.
It's a knit-along; it's a crochet-along!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
These three went into the mail earlier this week. The two pair on the bottom were stripes, with many of the stripes being two yarns held together. On the needles right now (though they won't be done by 9/30) is a simple sock in a variagated green wool. I love using up odds and ends of yarn by making stripes, but at this point I am ready for a project with no ends to weave in.
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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