It's that time of the year, time to warm up our knitting needles. I love autumn!
I'm going to be knitting another scarf this year- maybe two, hopefully two- for our soldiers. One for my soldier and one for another. I was speaking with the husband yesterday and he says it's starting to get cold in his part of the middle east. So if you would like to join me again this year here are the details:
> I would love to collect the scarves and send them all off together, if you'd like to do that you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
> All scarves or hats must be in by the beginning of December
> The size restrictions for the scarves (for shipping purposes) are 5-7" across & 48-50" long- no fringe please
>Simple is good.
>Only subtle colors please, tans, browns, blacks, grey and olives, dark blue for the Air force
>No acrylic, rayon or other artificial yarns. It must be 100% wool. Acrylic melts when it burns & when it gets wet, it gets cold and nasty. Wool, even when wet, keeps the body warmth in. I'm told that the Cascade 220 superwash is warm, soft and washable. There are other washable wools too.
>They would like all handmade items to include a little note including an email or street address so the soldiers may respond if they have time. A brief note is very important & will make your gift even more special
hereis a link to Operation Gratitudes info on this here is a link for a good scarf pattern (this is the one I used last year, super simple but you can use whatever you'd like)
*I hate that pattern, hate it. It takes forever and uses a ton of yarn. I'll find a new one*
here is a link for some men's hats (one day I'll learn how)
There are other things that they are in need of you can go here to find out more
This is such a great way to show these men and women that we the American people haven't forgotten about them and their huge sacrifice for us and the people of Afghanistan.