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Future Knitters

I wanted to post this since our visit to the community last week, but didn’t have a chance until now. On Friday Davy and I visited Toul Sambo again to have a short meeting with community members to tell them about Cambodia Knits training, working for CK, training dates and so on. When we arrived, […]

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More monsters!
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The monsters are here!!!

Not much to say except: YAY! We finally got it all together. Here’s just a few but there will be many more in the days to come!! Again, these wonderful monsters are patterns from the brilliant Rebecca Danger. You can find them here if you want to make your own. Or just go and look […]

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Small update on post below

I just got a wonderful email with Davy explaining her handicraft business in more detail. I hadn’t realized that she started the business on her own with only 50 USD in 2001 making greeting cards by herself to sell to a few market stalls and built it up over the years into a business that […]

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Davy’s Flowers

So I wrote that I would post about Davy’s project and show some photos so here goes: So Davy works for the Phnom Penh City Hall on their urban poverty alleviation project. It had been supported by UN-Habitat, but once funding ended, she lost all her staff. Now it’s just her, with no budget and […]

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Toul Sambo

This morning I drove out to the Toul Sambo relocation site with Davy, PhD student Julie who has been doing research at the community even before the eviction, and two knitters, Mony and Rofi. Today’s visit was to meet briefly with the community, show them some knitted products and make plans for a meeting next […]

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BKK Stash o’ Yarn

I am back from Thailand and lugged home over 10 kilograms of yarn with me. The shopping was not as super as I had hoped, but I did bring back some reasonable quality acrylic semi-bulky yarn. I also picked out a sampling of bulky and super bulky yarns for experimentation purposes. The knitters are happily, […]

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BKK

I’m off to (one night in) Bangkok for two nights and 2 hectic days of trying to find all the goodies that are lacking in PP. I’m sure I can find most of what we need, it will just be a matter of being sleuth-ful and patient. I’m not taking the camera with me since […]

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Finally, something about CK

So I just finished a casual meeting with a woman from City Hall, Davy. She’s a project manager with a poverty reduction programme they have, but I didn’t hear much about this. She’s been involved in UNHABITAT and knows a lot of the poor communities in and around Phnom Penh. She also has been involved […]

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Still unrelated

So, there is still nothing new to report on the knitting front so I give you another photo: This is one of my favourite sites along the road from Phnom Penh to Ratanakiri. Usually, you see three or four motorcycles like this, traveling to the city together. I’ve been told the reason they do this […]

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