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Friday, June 25, 2010

A New Job for Cloths For Crisis, If You're Interested:

About 5 years ago, a bunch of us began knitting dishcloths and sending them to areas of the Gulf Coast that were hard hit by Hurricane Katrina and then Rita. When that crisis passed, we hung together in a yahoo group, and eventually became a group on Ravelry. Eventually most of us began knitting whatever was needed for our own communities and the projects the group focussed on ceased.

But today, I learned about Craft Hope's Project 8. 10 inch squares of cotton - knitted, crocheted, or sewn, these squares, combined with workers and Dawn dishwashing liquid are saving the lives of waterfoul birds encased in oil. You've seen them, I've seen them. It's one of the most overwhelmingly painful things I've seen in years. And it's one thing I wish I could assist with.

But when you've got all these responsibilities, it's hard to pack up and head to the Gulf. "Helpless" is a lousy feeling.

So... finally I can do something...10 inch squares: can you do some? I know I can.
In fact? I've already got one almost 1/2 way done, see?

Grandmother's Favorite on size 8 bamboos - Lion Kitchen Cotton I've had forever, bought on sale when Hancock's moved out...I have no need for the dark mossy green, but since it won't last long washing off a pelican, that's neither here nor there.

So join us if you can, the details are on the Craft Hope link up there.

In other news, I survived a very busy week, managed to get caught up completely on my bag orders (Whoohoo!) and even managed to finish these Wednesday night:

These are the Iris colorway by Serendipitous Ewe. I'm afraid I have to call it the Patrick Henry High School colorway.

Ok, school chums. I'm ready for the next get-together!

2 Comments:

Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Very pretty socks - and excellent job posing for the picture!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

What a great cause. I'll make some cloths to send. Your socks look great! *hugs* :)

9:24 AM  

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