Monday, October 20, 2008

Gnomes for Ethiopia

When I told my dear friend Beth that I was knitting gnomes for my travel group, she took on the mission of knitting as many as possible for children waiting in the orphanages in Ethiopia.

Several weeks ago, she told her friends at the Well-trained Mind message boards about her quest, and had several knitters and families of knitters step up to help!

Today, Beth brought over a grocery sack full of 77 little gnomes! Aren't they awesome??!! They are all so different just like we are! Even more are coming!

Thank-you WTM knitters and friends for all of the time, yarn, and creativity you put into these little friends! Most of all thank-you for your thoughts and prayers for the children!

Now, I have to figure out how to get little gnome passports... Hee hee.

7 comments:

E said...

Woohoo! That's AMAZING!

We're a WTM family. Good people. ;)

XOXO
Erica

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan -

I'm one of the friends of a friend of a friend who knitted a couple of the gnomes. I'm so glad they made it to you - they look so cute all laying there together! I hope you'll be able to take some pictures of the children with their gnomes. We're all very excited to be able to help out with your cause!

Good luck to you and your growing family! And Congratulations!!!
-Emily S (Knoxville, TN)

Rob & Candy said...

they are SOOOOO cute! amazing.

Anonymous said...

How cute!!! That makes it more special that so much love went into all those little gnomes!


Aunt Patti

small world said...

Susan,
I want to learn how to make them. If I pack my knitting needles and some yarn would you teach me?? Since we have to hide in our hotel it would give us something to do! LOLOL Can't wait to see you Sunday!
Love, Theresa

ethiHOPEia said...

ahh... they are too cute! the kids will love them!
blessings,
Hilary

Jen said...

We'd love to find out about these... do you sell them somewhere? Our sib group should be home in the next couple months.. I thought it'd be great to get them as gifts for our children. - Jen
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