Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Summary...(Wow! I guess I got a Little Behind on these Posts! )

2014, finished Ben's Sweater!  Hurrah!  fits like a glove!

Here is a summary of 2014 knitting for charities...
Mostly for Children in Afghanistan 

2/7, 19 hats to Afghanistan
6/12, 5 mittens and 3 hats-to Afghanistan
6/17, 6 hats and 7 pairs of mittens to Afghanistan

3/24, 8 hats to Afghanistan

4 Raglan sleeve sweaters to Afghanistan

AND this year 30 hats went to the local hospital for chemo patients.

43 hats, 10 vests, 1 pair mittens, 7 sweaters

and a dozen hats and 9 vests went to a clothing drive held by my grandsons' scout troop
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These sweaters are almost finished...
Icelandic design sweaters these 4 are almost finished...Three more are underway...

1 sweater and 12 hats to children in Romania...   

Friday, March 14, 2014

Afghans for Afghans

This page shows photos of the children in Afghanistan getting their handmade sweaters from the group I knit for, Afghans for Afghans.  We made over 500 sweaters I made about 6 or 7 and about 50 hats.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

50 more hats for Afghanistan...
This makes a total of over 180 hats....
February 2013

Friday, June 29, 2012

45+ Hatz ready to go to Afghans for Afghans!

This makes a total of over 130 hats sent to Afghanistan.  This group is special because they are going to children who live on the streets...homeless.  Thank you to the Afghans 4Afghans group for making the connections!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ready to Go To Afghanistan by November 11th

Knitting for Vermonters

Hat with Note to Vermonters...

Three bags of Knitting from Sharon Barbara and the "Yarnover" Shop.
Kelly and her husband and pooch with car loaded taking donations to Vermont.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ninja Soren!

The knitted Ninja hood being put to good use!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


ONE very heavy, double knit, afghan of many colors, 9 hats, a vest and a sweater...

We are grateful for your beautiful, hand-made wool gifts for the girls and boys. Thank you for putting so much attention and love into 
blankets and garments that are absolutely first-class -- conveying our 
respect and message of friendship to the Afghan people during wartime.

Your blankets, sweaters, vests, socks, mittens, and hats (for ages 
7-16 years) are now all sorted, packed, and on their way. The 
experienced Mennonite Central Committee is taking care of the overseas 
transit for Help the Afghan Children. Our anonymous donor enabled us 
to send the cartons from San Francisco to the staging area on the US 
East Coast. After our gifts are distributed to the kids during the 
winter, Help the Afghan Children will report back to us, and we will 
share that information with you.

Our 43 cartons contain 2,130 hand-knit and crocheted wool items, as 

120 blankets
560 sweaters
200 vests
300 hats
400 pairs of mittens
550 pairs of socks

We can't say thanks enough for being so generous with your time, 
talent, and wool.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Afghans 4 Afghans Knitting Continues!

Box sent out today contained:
2 sweaters, 5 hats, 1 vest

Thank you for your beautifully made wool blankets and garments for the 
children in the schools run by Help the Afghan Children. This "part 1" 
campaign for youth has now been packed and shipped out -- starting the 
long journey to the girls and boys in Afghanistan.

Your action produced almost 5,000 hand-knit and crocheted practical 
gifts of friendship. This is a wonderful group accomplishment!

You and fellow knitters and crocheters across the U.S. and Canada have 
once again showed phenomenal effort -- with your own time, resources, 
and talent -- to tangibly reach out to the Afghan people. No easy feat 
-- Afghanistan is on the other side of the world. More than nine years 
since this war started. Thank you for remembering Afghan children with 
the work of your own hands and hearts.

These 76 boxes contain the following new, wool items for youth (ages 
7-16 years) next winter --
300 blankets
476 sweaters
440 vests
750 hats
1,000 pairs of mittens
2,000 pairs of socks

Total: 4,966

See our March 12 blog post with action photos of our dedicated 
Basement crew at our AFSC Collection Center that sorted and packed the 
cartons --

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Soren's Sweater as ordered! and more Hatz

Rd Sweater, Black Sleeves!!!