|Pairs of knitted socks, ca. 1915|
Source: Heritage Newfoundland and Labrador http://goo.gl/tH95Wj
My name is Stephanie Micikyan (pronounced mi-chee-key-an – it’s a tough one I know!) and I am the new Intangible Cultural Heritage Intern. Today is my first day and I thought I’d fill you in on what I’ll be working on over the next few months.
First and foremost I will be working on the Grey Sock Project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. The project revolves around the Women’s Patriotic Association (WPA) whose volunteers produced 62,685 socks (For more information on the WPA see: http://goo.gl/tH95Wj). Collaborating with the City of St. John’s, we will be looking for knitters to knit socks and scarves to donate to those in need in the spirit of the WPA.
I will also be assisting with programs to teach and share knitting knowledge and skills. Information can be found in the St. John’s City Guide (http://goo.gl/ktW77e). We are hoping to also have workshops for different skill levels.
If you knit or know someone who would be interested in knitting socks or scarves for donation, do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Please feel free to e-mail me with any other inquiries.
I hope this gets you excited for what’s to come! Stay tuned as there will be updates on these programs and projects!