Knitting for Afghanistan

Early this year, I discovered one of the many charity knitting projects out there — and this one is perfect for me — Afghans for Afghans (see the button to the right). Anne Rubin, the founder and organizer, probably never dreamed that this work would be going on so long, but the needs are still critical.

I’m so glad that that the latest project partner is Church World Service, an ecumenical agency that partners worldwide, and is just an amazing organization. As a result, I’ve been knitting a lot, but not for me.

First, I knit a couple of hats,

A pair of mittens from the leftovers that I made the hat with!

And I made a sweater that I’m really happy with — out of a Cascade 220 Heathers, with a bit of color thrown in for interest. The actual pattern is from a booklet published by Phildar in 1985, if you can believe — it was called “New Classics”, and other than the slightly blousy sleeves, they really are classics. C, the son of one of our Knit Night-ers, happened to come this past week when I brought the finished sweater, so I even got it modelled! Isn’t he cute — and thanks to Judy for taking this photo with her iPhone!

I also have a Kid’s Hoodie that’s almost done, and more Cascade 220 that I think I’ll try either a vest or two or three hats, or maybe some thick socks. We’ll see!