Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thanks Wool-Aid!

So around December, Terry from Wool-aid contacted me. She has a great Rav group - basically she and her knitting posse produce massive amounts of stuff for a variety of projects, then she coordinates the packing, shipping and delivery.
This week, I got 50 pounds of stuff. Here are the snaps, graciously created by Terry. The Ravelry posse includes:
abby100, caitysmom, Caryn, cinderga, dobiegirl, geekgirl, greyhoundsknit, JCL, kirbanita, kjschwartz, knitanne, lambylady, lisabeedesigns, lismi, margaretg, Memaknits, mlb, moomsy, morningthunder, redheadeb, vmtknits, Wolle, zuelene
Above and below is a lovely arty collage (much nicer than me spreading out stuff on the kitchen floor):

Speaking of hats, Carleneruns has been a huge supporter of Warm Hands. Carlene, when we were packing up the boxes today, I was thrilled as usual about your blankets. You make me want to crochet. Carlene is being interviewed by the Crochet Guild of America (okay check me if I'm wrong, Carlene) about her crochetting, and in particular all of the hats she's made for Warm Hands. Here is the hat pattern that she used for us (this is just 1 of a massive stash of her stuff going to Labrador in this shipment):

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Patricia and Janet

I got some lovely parcels from Patricia of Toronto (I think this is your second shipment to warmhands, right?), and Janet of Fredricton.

So the picture above and below are from Patricia's House of Knits. My grouchy daughter is modelling the balaklava (see how she's shooting me the googly-eye?), because I thought they were great, and a photo on the kitchen table doesn't do them justice.

Below are the items from Janet of New Brunswick. Janet is awesome, both because she makes super warm stuff (the thrummed mittens to the right are like wearing your pillows), but she's also a great commenter/contributer to the rav site which I must say is a big way that we've been able to raise awareness and contributions for the Innu project. Thanks for your sweet note, Janet!

Finally, for all you American contributors out there, who shipped through Wool-Aid to us - just got an email from Terry who tells me that the items are boxed, and I should be getting them shortly! Here is a pic she sent me:

I haven't mentioned the Dulaan project - we are still planning a Cdn shipment to Dulaan this year. I got this great link from Olyweaver which shows the distribution of items via Dulaan in Dec 2009 (some of your items were probably distributed in that shipment!).