A huge thank you to all the knitters and crocheters of KW.
The final tally of handmade items is:
4 pairs of slippers,
and 2 pairs of mittens
That's 185 handmade items!
There were hats in every size and shape. Some knitters attached tags with notes of welcome, some even went to the trouble to translate their notes into arabic. Some made matching mittens or scarves to their hats. Some brought one or two hats to my door, others made hats "for a whole family". Some thought of making shawls, thinking that it would be more practical for women who wear headscarves. Each and every item was stitched by hand. I'm going to say it again – Each and every one of the 185 items was stitched by hand! That's thousands of stitches of welcome!
Everything has been delivered and the volunteers at the drop-off centre were oohing and aahing over all the wonderful things. They couldn't get over the fact that each item was not only brand new, but made by hand, and made especially for the many newcomers to our region.
Thank you again crafters of KW. You are wonderful!