Afghans for Afghans NYC Event

I have a kewl event to share! I’m on the yahoo list for a charity called “Afghans for Afghans” which sends warm handknit/crocheted items to Afghanistan in a huge container several times a year. Here’s some info about a public event to benefit the group. Again, I wish I lived in/near NYC!

 

Afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and garments to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.

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Dear Knitters and Crocheters for Afghanistan,

We think you will enjoy reading about this knitting-related exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/27/arts/design/27lace.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

The link should work for a couple more days for free (then becomes available to subscribers).

You will read about artist Sabrina Gschwandtner, who created an installation where knitters are knitting for Afghanistan and for convalescing troops. The finished wool blankets will be donated to afghans for Afghans. We were surprised to learn that we’re part of her art work! Something different! A creative and unusual way to get people involved and to promote discussion.

Would you like to be a “performer” in Sabrina’s art piece?

For those in the NYC area … Sabrina invites knitters to email her to
schedule a time to stop by the museum and knit squares to be assembled into blankets for Afghanistan. Sandra offers free museum admission to participants. Themuseum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm and until 8 pm on Thursdays. You’llhave to talk to Sabrina to find out more! Please email Sabrina directly at: Sabrina@knitknit.net

In addition to being an artist, Sandra is founder of KnitKnit magazine. Sheis lecturing on the evening of March 15. The museum’s website has more details:
http://www.madmuseum.org/site/c.drKLI1PIIqE/b.1506945/k.3AD7/Radical_Lace__Sub
versive_Knitting.htm

And, if you do attend, please email us! We’d love to hear all about Sabrina’s installation and the other works in the show.

 

My FOs for the day are the two pairs of Crusoe socks I knit in different yarns. First, the pastel: idena Bambino Ull 100% merinoull Superwash, “spunnet Italy for AS Knapperhuset” (Swedish? Norwegian?)

 

 

The second: my go-to Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM), P102, lot 122, 100% merino, not superwash but machine-washable nonetheless. The pastel’s cuffs were a little too short (I got impatient), so I made a “do-over” with longer cuffs in the Koigu. Both fit like a charm and the stranded pattern shows off the color varigation.

 

RogueTess, happy it’s sock-wearing weather…

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