May 05, 2006

Feeling "List-less?" Then This is the Entry for You!

This morning I sat down with my mug of tepid, flavorless, nuked tea—the best our work microwaves can produce, even after I doctor the tea with a gallon of half-and-half and fifteen teaspoons of sugar, I exaggerate not—and pondered what to write on this “eh” Friday morning. Then I realized I don’t have to write anything; I can just let these new photos from Mongolia (yay!!!) speak for themselves. I have no descriptions to go with the photos, but, judging from the surroundings, the conditions of the children’s clothes, and the smudgy faces, these are the "street children" we've all heard about since the inception of the project.

I love all of these photographs but the ones of the boy clutching the red sweater to himself and the boy all bundled up in the scarf are my favorites. You guys do fabulous work.

(As always, if you see anything you knit in the pictures, please let me know so we can celebrate!)

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The latest on the Dulaan game of “Name That Province!:”

Amazingly, thanks to reports from knitterly “roving reporters,” and from F.I.R.E. itself, we are up to 33 34 35 states and 7 of the 13 Canadian territories and provinces (Saskatchewan and Alberta can claim their places on the list legitimately now yet, sadly, we’ve heard nary a peep from the North Pole. How can that be?).

We have the following states…

Alabama
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Idaho
Illinois
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

We still need to hear from:

Alaska
Arkansas
Georgia
Hawaii
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Wyoming

We’ve heard from the following provinces (in the past week, I’ve learned enough about Canada to know that none of these are territories. I’m starting to scare even myself with the depth and breadth of my newfound knowledge about Canada.):

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
Ontario
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Quebec

We still need to hear from:

New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
(my Holy Grail)
Prince Edward Island
Yukon Territory (also a Holy Grail, if one is allowed have two. If not, then, Nunavut is my Holy Grail; Yukon Territory is my Arc of the Covenant.)

Per various requests, and thanks to TMK, maps (note the sophisticated use of the "Dulaan Gold" designer color)!

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For the Dulaan Knit-In, so far I have heard from:

Rebecca (and friend)
Jayme
MaryB
Elaine (and Bling?)
Jessica
Diana
Janine
Perclexed
Dorothy
Joan
Kim
Sandy
Erika
June
LindaK
Ginger

If you expected to see your name on the list but didn’t, lemme know. If it doesn’t show up after that, then you know it’s personal. ;-)

Posted by Ryan at May 5, 2006 10:52 AM
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It's Noah's birthday party that day, darn it. And there are people on your list that I've e-mailed with and would love to meet. *sigh*

Hey, I emailed the State of Georgia to see if I can get something from there. :)

Posted by: Patti on May 5, 2006 11:06 AM

Random Canadian factoid for you:
Nunvut is actually quite new, no more than 4 years old. Before that, that northerly bit was all the Northwest Territories.

This always raises a question in my mind:
In school, we were told that the Maple Leaf on our flag had 12 points (if you include the stem), one for each province/territory. Now that Nunavut is here... what happens?

I also always gloated that as a Canadian kid taking social studies I only had to remember 12 things, not 50 like those poor American kids. Now I'm older and out of school, I've tried naming all 50 states, and I get to about 40 and then feel very, very guilty.

Posted by: Heather on May 5, 2006 11:10 AM

I'm going on vacation in Newfoundland AND PEI. will be sending tuques knit while in those provinces....

Nunavut...my sister worked up there for 6 months. Let me find out if she still has contact with a couple of the 'ladies'

Posted by: jenH on May 5, 2006 11:46 AM

Count me in of COURSE for the Dulaan Par-Tay!!!

Linda "K"

Posted by: Linda "K" on May 5, 2006 12:43 PM

Oregon will TOTALLY be on the list. I just haven't sent my box yet because I'm in full-swing Dulaan knitting mode right now (I have a gazillion birthdays in Jan, Feb and March so I got a late start).

Posted by: Laurie on May 5, 2006 12:48 PM

I wonder if I could get DH to take me to Lake Tahoe, NV side? That's the only state within a day's drive that isn't represented.
Oh wait, we have a new SnB-er from Las Vegas - I wonder if she has any knitting friends we can bully, I mean convince, to knit a hat?
Does it count if I knit all but one row in AZ and then send it to someone in Nevada to finish?
(I am all about bending the rules, baby.)

Posted by: Carrie on May 5, 2006 01:50 PM

Alabama WILL be on the list; I haven't mailed my box off yet, and won't for a week or so. So if you have a list for states that WILL be sending, we'uns in L.A. (that's Lower Alabama to all y'all) are on it. And I'm serious as a heart attack.

Posted by: martha in mobile on May 5, 2006 01:59 PM

The pictures are great! I recognize 2 of my hats being worn by the two kids in the second picture, and the red and blue striped sweater in the 5th picture that the boy is holding. What a thrill it is to see them actually there in Mongolia on real children. It makes the whole experience much more real for me.

Am now on item No. 28!

And thanks to all the Canadians for the great geography lesson!

Mary B

Posted by: Mary B on May 5, 2006 02:06 PM

Nunavut can be the, um...the stem! That's it! The stem!

Posted by: Cuzzin Tom on May 5, 2006 02:15 PM

Heather said: "Nunvut is actually quite new, no more than 4 years old. Before that, that northerly bit was all the Northwest Territories."

Psst... Heather?

The northern bits of Canada were the Yukon and Northwest Territories until 1999, when a bit of the NW territories became Nunavut. So now Canada has 3 territories instead of 2.

Just being an annoying pedant. :)

As far as the flag symbolism, I guess Nunavut could get the white background, symbolizing the frozen tundra? (the stem is already taken, Cuzzin Tom)

Posted by: Amy S. on May 5, 2006 04:14 PM

so you were feeling general poopiness today too huh? (it must have been going around) The pictured did help me too! And our knitting circle is getting things together for the project too. And I see that NY is already on the list.....

Posted by: rho on May 5, 2006 04:51 PM

does my stuff actually have to be mailed in, or can i just intend to? i've got 2 hats done, and a vest in the works, and i WILL mail them in, i just want to get more done, first.

Posted by: minnie on May 5, 2006 06:35 PM

I love this time of the Dulaan year when everyone is getting ramped up! Photos from ohio coming soon.

Posted by: marylee on May 6, 2006 03:30 AM

I know bloggers in Indiana, Oklahoma, and Wyoming - we'll get to work on them right away! :)

Posted by: Laura on May 6, 2006 09:55 PM

I was going through my box of knitted items for charity, and realised that in there I have two pairs of socks from New Brunswick. My mom, who lives in N.-B., knitted those for my nieces who outgrew them before she even finished them. Yay, New Brunswick can be added to the list of Canadian provinces participating! Will be sending my box by the end of May.

Posted by: Knit Picking on May 7, 2006 05:07 PM

There is not at present, but there will be, stuff from South Carolina. So add that one to the list of states that will eventually be on the list (of states).

Posted by: Kirsten on May 8, 2006 10:23 AM
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