Saturday, January 2, 2016

News From Whale's Cove and Your Knits

Well the holidays are over.  Trees are coming down, ornaments and decorations wrapped for another year, cheese trays back in the cabinet and relatives are back on planes and in cars returning home.  Here's my favourite part of this day:  its a time to set your intention for the new year, to look forward - 365 pages ready to be filled, many with your beautiful hand-knits.

BTW, I received a lovely note from Whale's Cove: the boxes that you sent up were soooo loved.  Our teacher contact told us that when she opened the boxes at the school, the kids were so excited - they kept asking her "who sent this one?".   My conclusion: your labels were a huge hit!  I love the idea that a child in a small community in northern Nunnavut was looking at labels that say chococupcakegirl or Wentheknitter, or craftykellam or Susan Wood or Suzanne or Jackie or...and thrilled that somebody far away was thinking about them and wishing them well.

So the warehouse (aka my basement) is full right now.  We'll start packing very very soon and getting your lovely hand-knits out the door.

Maureen Lefebre of Kamloops BC made this lovely combo.  Love the yellow stripe hat!

Socks by Jackie Lambert of Richmond, WA.  The socks are for Jimmy Hikok school (JCL, I promise them will get there).  Just a note, Jackie that we received the 2 boxes from you!).

…and I love the neck warmer, Jackie...

..and more for Cape Dorset.  Thanks, Jackie!

Kathleen Thomas of Thorndike, MA sent us 1 whole row of balaclavas and 1 whole row of mittens.  Kathleen, the balaclavas are so perfect - I can imagine kids wearing them while ice-fishing.

These hats and neck warmers are from Waterloo, ON. I think we got a box of yarn from the same person.  Thanks, Waterloo!

We have been long-time fans of Wendy Genge of Smoke Lake AB.  She is prolific, practical and has beautiful knitmanship (is that a word?).  Here are her neck warmers...

…and her mittens...

...and her sweaters and hats...
….and her socks.  Well done, again, Wendy.

Sandra MacDonald of Stirling, ON is a first-time participant.  Sandra your items were perfect and we are always hungry for socks.  Thank you!

These hats and socks and mittens were made by nannylor of Kensington PEI.  Lovely!

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