Sunday, December 21, 2008

HAPPY SOLSTICE

I love this day -- 'the return of the light.'

Woke up to a winter wonderland this morning for the first day of winter! It snowed about 8" in the night here...



It slowed down long enough to get out and clear off the boat and shovel all the docks...


(That's River and Michael clowning around!)

Me? My job is to keep the fire going inside, stay warm and dry to get over this cold, and get the Christmas knitting done:


Oh! I almost forgot! When I delivered the very last of the hats to the Extreme Outreach Christmas party yesterday, this is what it looked like...

There's over 100 stockings here, and every one of them contained (or was tied with) a scarf or hat knit by Victoria-area community knitters.

They were about to serve dinner to approximately 300 people -- homeless and street people, and low income folks and single parents. And if more gifts were needed, there was plenty to go around ...

On behalf of Extreme Outreach, many thanks again to all the community knitters and crocheters for all your hard work!

4 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

Yikes, what a lot of snow you are getting in Victoria. It kind of looks like Ontario. Your Christmas knitting is just about done.

meezermeowmy said...

Congratulations on a wonderful outreach success. Well done!

0521kt said...

That is wonderful about the outreach - what a heartwarming sight.

The snow is thick up here - lovely indeed!

-kate

shutupimcounting said...

That's an impressive amount of love gathered there! What a wonderful thing!