Friday, October 14, 2011

10 years!

Sometime between now and the end of the year, afghans for Afghans will hit its 10th birthday. I can't believe I've been doing this so long. I really can't believe Ann's been doing it this long -- with the same level of energy and commitment as when she started. Thank you, Ann, for making it possible for all of us to use our knitting and crocheting skills to help keep some of the people of Afghanistan warm in these hard times.

I'd like to say I'd do something spectacular in honor of the occasion -- like knit 10 things for this campaign. But that would be a promise that I would almost certainly fail to keep. Instead, I'm going to just make sure that I finish things on time (or ahead of time) and send them on in as they're ready. I may even have something to show by this time next week. I just started a sweater that says my 5 skeins of Lopi are enough for the size 10-12. I am skeptical. We'll see! A last-minute "design element"may be required -- fortunately, it's a top-down pattern, so I can add a seemingly intentional broad band of a contrasting color at the bottom of the body and sleeves if 5 skeins doesn't quite do it.

What's everybody else working on?


Judy said...

I am also working on a top down sweater. I picked up some nice green worsted wool a few months ago and I will use that. I have some remnant balls of colors that look good with it, so there may be some stripes in its future as well. I think I have enough of the green, though. I am using the same pattern I have used many times for grandkids as well as A4A, so it is going pretty fast.

Gwyneth said...

Maybe I can do 10 mittens (i.e., 5 pairs). I just started mitten #2.


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