Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tenth Anniversary Virtual Celebrations

So packing night was big fun for lots of reasons.  One of them, though, was we filmed a "one-minute movie" which we will post, as a tenth anniversary present to all of you.  Often, we get messages from you lovely contributors saying that you wish you could be at packing night - so guess what?  You all came last Friday!  I won't say much more - suspense.

So we have two other tenth anniversary virtual celebrations:

1. We are going to keep a rav thread for contributors to the project this year, and have a draw later this year for some knitting-related prizes.  More on that soon!

2. This winter, we are challenging all of you fab knitters and crocheters to incorporate a sky-blue (WHN logo colour) stripe in one of the items you make - doesn't matter what it is, doesn't matter how big the stripe is.  A cool and cheery way to create some unity in what we ship!

Of course we packed and packed and packed on Friday.  6 HEAVY boxes ready for Cape Dorset.  In addition I dropped off 5 MASSIVE bags of your stuff to Baffin Larga this weekend.  I will let you know when I hear back.

So our next shipping dates:  Unfortunately the doctors are not going up again until very early may so our next shipping deadline will be about mid-April.  Can we agree on April 15th?  The good news is that they will go up again in June so we'll be able to get a bunch done at that time.

Here are some pics of your beautiful stuff (given the sheer volume, I'm just going to say thank you all you amazing people, up front, and provide creds below.  BTW, if you dropped off at Yarn Forward recently, I will get to your photos soon, but I'm thanking you in advance):

Marie Paul, Burnaby Public Library Knitters, Burnaby, BC

Janet Wright, Fredricton, NB

Veronica MacDonald, Thunder Bay, ON

Olive Wade (OmaW on rav), Moncton, NB

Tobin (Barb and Kathy) in Montreal, QC

Jackie Lambert, West Richland, WA

Orlena Gilmore, Belton, MO

Deborah of Ottawa

Veronica MacDonald, Thunder Bay, ON

Margaret Bradford, Ottawa ON

More from Margaret Bradford!

Atopbing (Anna Bing) of Morrisburg, ON

Jennifer Hayden (rav name pedestrianwolf), Hebron, IL

Janet Smith, Gravenhurst, ON (the Huntsville gang).

Purls of Wisdom - the Innovation Science queens

wentheknitter of Ottawa

more from the lovely ladies of Purls of Wisdom

Mary Liechty of Goshen, IN

Christine Ellam of Ottawa

Wentheknitter of Ottawa

Rebecca of Ottawa

the amazing Carlene of Ottawa

Anne Saint of Victoria Harbour, ON

the amazing Claudette's blankets

The wonderfully prolific Claudette of Ottawa

More by Claudette of Ottawa

Rita, who also provided a fur coat.  Thanks, Rita for this and the packing help!

My darling Suzanne Atkinson

Claire Sheen

Thanks Kathy!

Catriona blucanoe of Ottawa