Afghans for Afghans

I just recently bumped into this website, and though I’m not from the US so I can’t participate, I thought I’d share it cause I think it’s such a good idea πŸ™‚

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From the website Afghans for Afghans :

afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan.

This grassroots effort is inspired by Red Cross volunteers who made afghans, socks, slippers, and other items for soldiers and refugees during World Wars I and II and other times of crisis and need. Read about the Red Cross knitting tradition.

From American hands and hearts
Your gift of a handmade blanket or garment will bring comfort and warmth to Afghan women, men, and children who continue to suffer from oppression, war, hunger, poverty, and sickness. Your lovingly made gifts will send a message of concern and hope to our fellow humans on the other side of the globe. Your participation is important.

So, happy humanitarian crocheting anyone!

Amigurumi love!

Some many things I’d like to post about and so little time!

I have recently moven from Italy to Austria and, befone my new uni course starts in 3 weeks, I am using my free time to surf the net a bit and gather new ideas πŸ™‚
I was looking for cool patterns when I found this super cool website called the roxycraft blog . This gal designs the most adorable Amigurumi and I’ve totally fallen in love with them!
Just some examples

More Hearts!

Fuzzy Panda

New Poke

Big Blue

Now, obviously, I am feeling the urge to start crocheting amigurumi, though there ae no kids in my family and I am already collecting too many things to start up a new collection!
I am especially finding it hard to find supplies here in Austria, since I’ve only been here for one week and I didn’t have much time to look aroud… (ah, bureocracy is eating me alive!).
So, anyone reading this blog from Austria, any hints?