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We are delighted to share photos and quotes from generous North American knitters and crocheters. Their colorful, beautifully made gifts are providing warmth and a caring message to displaced Afghan families.

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Warped Weavers,
Jarrettsville, MD
Marian Miller, TX,
Booth Volunteers at
Stitches West 2005,
Santa Clara, CA
Bill & Betty Burkhart,
Humboldt, IA,with Ann & Stan
at Stitches West 2005
All Crafts for Charity
Group, Coordinated
by Nancy Hamm
Rahima Haya & Ann
at Stitches West 2005,
Santa Clara, CA
Alexsansandra Monk,
Seattle, WA
Sue from Miami,
FL, says...
Carol MacKenzie
at Stitches West
2004 Oakland, CA
La Lana Wool Sweater
by Gail Garrison
Berkeley, CA
Special Occasions Knitters
Lancaster, PA
Volunteer Packers Else
Jessica, Candace &
Ada San Francisco, CA
Paula, Natalie
Candace, Rahima, & Maggie
Stitches West 2004, Oakland, CA
Helen Feddema
Kerhonkson, NY
Kibet & Nicole
Keystone College
La Plume, PA
Cindy Guggemos &
Lavonne Erickson
Blanchardville, WI
Mark Wunderlich
Provincetown, MA
Judith Mencher
in Afghan Socks
San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Kibler-McCabe
Madison, MN
Stan & Ruth at
Stitches West 2003
Oakland, CA
Poem by Julie Adamson,
Victoria, B.C., Canada
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Knitting for Afghanistan

I like to knit and watch TV
With a slice of cake and a cup of tea.
It should be relaxing to purl and plain
But the news is filled with war and pain.
Bombs and guns and WMD,
The rich getting richer and the poor not free.
Those deadly weapons have not been found.
Most alleged terrorists have gone to ground.

We know the news is mostly drama
And we seldom see the full panorama
But break it down into smaller parts.
There are human stories that break our hearts.
Children aged beyond their years,
Too traumatized and numb for tears.
Families displaced, their homes disrupted,
By wars or disasters their lives interrupted.

I drop some stitches as I think of their sadness.
Is the world full of evil or is it madness?
Pick up the stitches and shape for a vest,
Knit for the families who have been dispossessed.
Knitters united, we do what we can
For the suffering people of Afghanistan,
Sending warm garments to show that we care
For we are all family in this world that we share.

Julie Adamson, Victoria, B.C., Canada, March 2004

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