We enjoyed a wonderful wrapping party last Thursday. We wrapped a mountain of comfort scarves, in preparation for our Feb 21 shipping. We also celebrated Lunar New Year, with a Chinese inspired lunch. Many dishes (such as bok choy with shitake mushrooms or Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce) symbolized health in the new year. From our card, I think you can see there will be a lot of comfort scarves in our future, thanks to YOU. We had a lot of fun at the party as you will see at our website's Photo Gallery page, http://www.handmadeespecially.org/photogallery.html
After the party, we had a short meeting. We discussed planning our shipping more, buying boxes to accommodate the scarves we’re actually sending, what we spent in 2018, and improving the quality of our scarves. Our scarves are really great and for the most part beautiful and perfect, but every once in a while a mistake occurs that really throws us. For instance, we saw a few Magic Balls where there was no A yarn in the novelty yarn section. If you see a Magic Ball with that problem, please make sure to turn it. Don’t spend your time and energy knitting it. Or another example where one end of the scarf was knitted with the A yarn and the novelty yarn while the other end included the B yarn and the novelty yarn. Remember, both ends must match. We kit makers are human. We do make mistakes. We hope that you will catch them. We want to ship only perfect scarves to our shelters. At the end of the meeting, we agreed to have more meetings, make them more inclusive and keep them casual. Please, if you have suggestions as to how Handmade can improve, share them with us. Thanks in advance.
Our next wrapping party will celebrate Valentine’s Day, even though a little late, Feb. 21. I’m planning an all chocolate menu, even for the main dishes and the salads. Also for dessert. Sounds like fun to me. Mark your calendar. We’d love for you to be with us.
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