Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Socks! And a call for kids' knits. And contests!

Quiddity is having a contest, asking for pictures of your first and last (latest) socks.

My first matching socks were this little pair for afghans for Afghans Spring '06 newborn items campaign.
Blossom Knitwear's Super Quick Baby Socks
Susan Bates sz 7 dpns
Mystery thrift store wool

Coincidentally, my last pair (as well as the ones on the needles now) are also going to a4A.

Children in Common socks (cast on 40)
Knitpicks Options sz 5
Peace Fleece, Baghdad Blue
heels and toes reinforced with thrift store vintage wool/nylon (either Bear Brand or Red Heart)

Children in Common socks (cast-on 40)
Knit Picks Options sz 5
Elann Highland Wool, disc. color 1240

While on the subject of Afghans for Afghans, I want to encourage everyone out there to whip up something quickly for children age 7 to 11.
Mittens, socks, vests, hats or sweaters, from wool or other animal fibers.

If you can get it to them by October 12th, a4A will send these essential winter items to children in rehabilitation centers in Afghanistan. These are kids who are suffering from war-related stress and trauma.

You get a quick FO, karmic bonus points, and an entry in the drawing for a Yarn Market GC.

If you're on Ravelry, check out the Fans of Afghans for Afghans group for another little incentive.

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