Let's work together on our projects for afghans for Afghans.
It's a knit-along; it's a crochet-along!
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Visiting a4A friends in NYC ...
While in NYC, I stopped by Knitty City on 79th near Amsterdam. Just happened to walk by. Met owner Pearl and had a chance to personally thank her for their a4A knitting. Mason-Dixon Knitting's Kay Gardiner has organized a4A knitting from time to time at this small and very loaded shop. I could have spent hours in Knitty City, but I forced myself out to get over to the Met Museum for the exhibit, "Interwoven Globe, The Worldwide Textile Trade: 1500-1800." What a great day, and then there was the night ... what's with the cake slices and cookies in every storefront window on every block?
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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