Tuesday, October 14, 2008

That train done gone ...

... and my sweater's not on it.

I've finished so many things for afghans for Afghans at the last minute, but I just couldn't get this one done. Shame on me; I started it in July and got much of it done in August, then turned to other things.

As I've said before, I like knitting with wool, and I like finding charities that want wool garments for people in cold places where machine washability is not an issue. Fortunately (or not, depending on how you look at it) there are plenty of places like this. I think this sweater will be going to Kazakhstan, where winters get to 40 below, to an orphanage called Akkol. So it will be keeping someone warm. But I'm still annoyed at myself for not finishing.

Just to make myself feel better, I'll show you the shawls I did finish in time, for afghans for Afghans summer shawls-for-new-mothers campaign.

Why, yes, these photos were taken in a public park across from the post office in a small town in Iowa. I finished them on our drive to Nordic Fest and mailed them off just before the deadline. Are you implying something?


mikelynn said...

That shawl is beautiful. You're really making me want a loom even more. I'm just hoping that a tabletop loom will be enough for now. Sorry you didn't make the sweater deadline.

Caroline M said...

There will be cold winters and cold children another year, providing that you don't put it in a safe place and lose it in the meantime. The UK end of Operation Christmas Child send shoeboxes to Eastern Europe and they specifically ask for hats, scarves and mittens so I'm sorted there.

I like the shawl, maybe one day I'll make the step across to weaving.

Shan said...

Wow, nice shawl.

I'm terrible for finishing charity knitting on time.