Many of you already know about and are participating in “afghans for Afghans“, a ‘humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan’.
I received an email this week from Anita B, who has started a home grown version of this wonderful charity. Anita asked if I would help spread the word here in Ottawa, and I said “Sure”! I am so happy to see a Canadian group started and I am honoured to have been asked. I will post the flyer that Anita has given me, on the National Capital Knitters home page. Please check it out, spread the word, and if you can, knit!
In knitting news… Go Team Koigu!! We defended our Socktopia Knit-off title against the worthy Team Louet and emerged victorious :). “Clementine”, the knit-off pattern, was supposed to be my first SOS 2007 sock, but unfourtunately, due to a technical glitch with my email, it is disqualified. “Brigit”, above, will stand in. I started it on the kick-off day for SOS, June 21st – celtic knots, moss colour… it all seemed to add up to a great Solstice Sock.
I have a ton of other WIP’s (what’s new?), the “Miranda” socks in some stashed Lorna’s, my Dream In Colour shrug – and there’s a KAL, and just waiting for my laceweight to arrive for the Mystery Stole 3 knitalong.
Another month means most of the Yarn Pr0n is of the sock club variety, both Zen String and Pick Up Sticks arrived this week. But so did my ZuluKnitty from Scout – OMG – the colours are so gorgeous, I could just frame this and stare!
And the sock clubs…