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Re: [knitting-937] Post Egg Nog Goodness

From: Jane
Sent on: Thursday, December 27, 2007 9:18 AM
I keep saying I'm coming and then get side tracked. I loved your letter Archie and am going to get myself there on teh 3rd. Jane

On 12/27/07, Archie <[address removed]> wrote:
Evening Knitters,
As always, I hope this email finds you all in good spirits and surrounded by the ones you love and yarn you knit with (acrylic, go away).  As 2008 quickly approaches and the 2007 holiday season becomes a fading memory, I wanted to leave you with a few quick tidbits (short email, I swear).

1) The holiday season is often the time for giving, but it can be hard to find a charity that you trust, and will properly utilize your knitting talents and kind heart.  Lucky for us knitters (and crocheters - that's you MaryAnn), someone has already done the work for us.  Check out  This lady has managed to find dozens of great charities and organized them by state and country,  And fear not, most of these charities won't have you knitting adult sized cardigan.  You're usually knitting caps or patches for afghans.   The projects are great for beginners (patterns are included). They are quick knits, good for those random one skeins you have lying around.  And most importantly, giving to charity is the gift that keeps on giving.  I have a few chemo caps in the works for next year.

2) I finally posted the dates for the next couple of meet-ups on the website.  Details are kind of sparse at the moment, but I promise the assistant organizers and I are working on something special for you all. The first meet-up of the new year will be on the 3rd of January. Go to >

3) A couple of knitters have mentioned to me that they noticed a sparsity of the male populace at our meet-ups (Nathan, why have you forsaken me?).  It was suggested, that mathematics could be used to entice them.  So ladies, if you think mathematics could be used to lure your husbands and / or boyfriends to the group, then tell them that I would gladly give lessons.

4) Be sure to show some knit park slope love by posting shout out on the meet-up website.  It's a great way of telling everyone how wonderful the people in our group are.  Knitters just ROCK!

5) I sent the group a christmas card, but stupidly signed it from "Archie", instead of the "Park Slope Knitting Circle organizers."  So, if you haven't, check it out.  CARD

6) It's a little late, but I found this cute poem on tiennie knits  about knitting and Christmas and I though I would share it with you.

Twas the month before Christmas, with much to be done
The knitters were knitting and (knitting is fun!)

The stockings were hanging from needles still warm
From the hands and the hearts of the knitters who form

Their love into treasures, their wool into gold
Into items so lovely to have and to hold

The children were out partying (not in their beds)
While visions of iPods danced in their heads

Papa in his sweater and I in my socks
Weren't napping (no time!) but were tossing this box

When what to my wondering mind should appear
But an idea so clever, so fine and so clear

I ran to my studio (was off in a flash!)
I went to the cupboard and opened...


The sun on the breast of the newly spun skeins
Inflamed my good spirits, went straight to my brain.

More rapid than short rows, the yarn tumbled out
And lay at my feet 'til I had not a doubt

I knew just what to do, the Grinch said with a...
(Oops!  Wrong poem!)

That yarn was all mine.  No one else could be blamed
So I whistled, and shouted, and called them by name.

On Blue Moon, on Spunky, on C*eye*ber, on Anne
On Brooks Farm, on Castle, on Sundara and Zen

To the box, to the mail, to socks and to mitts
Or whatever else that our Tiennie knits.

The idea.  It circled my head like a wreath
It deviled my brain and the body beneath

Twenty five things I had promised to mail
Twenty five days until Christmas we hail
Open one each day, 'til Christmas is here
And think of your "blog friends" so far yet so dear

The world is much smaller than it used to be
To our endless amazement, our bottomless glee

We now can have friends that we've not even met
We now can find yarn love all over the 'net

I have a broad face and a round little belly
(I wish that my thighs didn't jiggle like jelly)

I'm chubby and plump and long past my youth
But only my body is long in the tooth

My heart is still young, still vibrant, still free
Still able to get into trouble (tee hee!)

I hope you'll exclaim as you open your gifts
I hope any troubles will soon start to drift

In a season of giving, of joy, of good will
In a season of love, our hearts so to fill

I wish you yarns that don't ravel and sweaters that fit.
Merry Christmas to you and to you...


See ya in the new year,

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