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Friday, November 10, 2006

Finding peace in an ever-so-upturned world
just got a little easier.

Solution? The Chicagoland Dulaan Knit-In! Take a wonderful Cause that not only reaches out to our brothers and sisters afar, but allows the near to engage their generosity and hospitality together at home.

Bringing it all together? The wonderful, handsome and quite talented Franklin Habit!

Saturday, the 4th of November, saw a gathering unlike any I’ve seen in Chicago. The glorious John Evans Alumni House was the place and knitters from all over the Country were the PARTY!

Every room was bustling with good will, good food and warm garments being fashioned for Dulaan. The Potluck!? Food glorious Food! Especially yummy in my tummy, the Mac’n’Cheese from Adian & Co. OOh La la, creamy with a crust of crushed potato chips – OMG! – many many thanks for the delight!

The fabulous Lynette brought about a million scrumptious cupcakes! And Jamie provided Intelligensia Coffee for all to wash it down!

Continuing the Best-of-the-Best Rollcall was one of the most exciting RAFFLES I’ve ever seen! People and Companies from all over the States contributed the most incredible prizes to be given away in a drawing –

Here is the lovely KarenB (left) who contributed beautiful boocou skeins of Jaeger Cashmere to the cause – unbelievably luscious fuschia!

I wish I would’ve of taken a million more pictures! There was so much energy and love pinging the walls that even a week later, I am still smiling thinking of it – old friends and new sharing a stitch or 2, hats, scarves, sweaters rolling off the needles, delicious food, all bound together by the very best of intentions.


>>>>>>> How to Help <<<<<<<

Participation in the Dulaan Project is simple

You may use whatever yarn and colors you like. There is a need for hats, mittens, socks, neck gaitors, scarves and sweaters for all ages from babies to adults – especially for children ages 2-10.
Think warmth and simplicity.

Some Chic Knits Free Patterns:
Bulky Scarf
SuperBulky Scarf
Keyhole Scarf
Chic Cowl

6 responses to “Friday, November 10, 2006”

  1. lynette says:

    it was great being with that group. i’m continuing to knit more Dulaan items. thanks for sharing the patterns.

    vicky from Loopy’s said she may be coordinating an event soon. if i hear anything, i’ll let you know.

  2. MaryM says:

    Big thanks to Franklin, but also to you and the rest of the Dream Team that morning! I had such a good time — good deeds, good feeds, good time; what’s not to like?

  3. Sean says:

    So wonderful reliving the event a week later. I can’t say enough how wonderful it was being able to spend so much time with you. It’s an unusual pleasure to establish such a warm rapport so quickly. I think it was the due to the nature of the event and the good will infused through out.

    I’ll be checking in from time to time!

  4. Norma says:

    It does a heart good. And remember the definition of Dulaan? “Warmth.” Yeah.

  5. Tracey says:

    Sometimes, I wish I could hop on a jet and bounce over to Chicago to join in with one of these marvelous KIP events. Alas, I will work on my charittable knitting here at home. Pst, I also cast on my ribbi cardi yesterday and I’m half way up the back.

  6. Chris says:

    Wow. Sounds like an amazing gathering!

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