Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Growing Bigger - with great reasons!

We've decided to broaden our efforts!

We are still happily collecting for the September shipment to afghans for Afghans. And, after that, we will be collecting for two groups. One is the Next Generation Guardians in Natuashish, Labrador, a group of women who are helping to heal their community through teaching life skills, Innu language and culture. This is a community that was relocated from Davis Inlet after a series of tragedies.

The other group is the Dulaan Project. A great group who are knitting to warm Mongolia. This is their website: http://www.fireprojects.org/dulaan.htm And a link to their flyer. http://www.nwkniterati.com/movabletype/archives/MossyCottage/DulaanFlyer2007_color.pdf

So, why are we doing this? Four generous women, really. One is here,

http://notjustaboutcancer.blogspot.com/, who wanted to give us something that didn't fit the criteria that afghans for Afghans need to keep, in order to be helpful in Afghanistan.

The second wonderfully generous woman is Mags Kandis, of Mission Falls fame. Mags actually designed us a knitting pattern!!! A great cap, called Hugs and Kisses. This made us think about trying to help some of the children in Canada who need help, like the Labrador Innu.

The third generous woman is Kathryn Thomas from Fleece Artist. She has donated her pattern, Amelia, to this campaign. We are also big fans of Fleece Artists - both of us were born in Nova Scotia, so we love to support all the great things going on there. And working with Fleece Artists yarn is very fun! I have a lovely capelet that I knit from a skein Anita brought me last summer. And I hope to visit in August, myself.

And the fourth is the amazing Shoshana Teitelman of the Creativ Festival. This is a huuuuge crafters festival in Toronto. Because of her heart and generosity, we will have our own booth (#909). Knitters and crochetters will be able to donate newly knit sweaters and afghans on site, and receive free admission to the festival. We will also be offering everyone the opportunity to "knit a square" on site, with Moda Dea Merino Superwash contributed by Coats & Clark.

Sadly, I have to get back to work now- I have been stealing time this morning, and can't figure out how to post these great patterns!


laurie said...

I am touched and thrilled - and need to get moving on finishing the neck of my baby sweater!

May said...

where do I find the pattern: Amelia?

AB&AB said...

Hey May, I found your website and I'll send you the amelia hat pattern by email. Thanks so much for your interest in the project. I noticed you're from TO - we'll be at the Creativ Festival in TO in October, and you get free admission if you drop off a blanket or sweater (kiddie sizes count too!). Anita