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Soldiers’ Angels - Blankets of Hope

26. December 2007 | Category For Our Troops, Sewing, Crochet, Knit Your Bit, knitting | 0 Comment »

Their motto is: “May no soldier go unloved”

Blankets of love can be sewn, knitted, crocheted or made on a loom.  Guidelines for making are given here:

http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=blankets-of-hope

Be a Blanketeer for Project Linus

18. December 2007 | Category Helping Others, Sewing, Crochet, Knit Your Bit, knitting | 0 Comment »

Project Linus is a volunteer organization that provides blankets (knit, crochet, sew, quilt, etc.) for children in need.

Find out how to be a blanketeer:

http://www.projectlinus.org/blanketeer.shtml

Patterns Link:

http://www.projectlinus.org/links.shtml

Find a local chapter:

http://www.projectlinus.org/chapter.shtml

OSOT - Operation Support Our Troops

http://www.west-point.org/family/support-our-troops/

newspaper article:

http://www.delmarvanow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071020/LIFESTYLE/710200336/1024 

Kenny’s Kaps

12. December 2007 | Category For Our Troops, Helping Others, Crochet Patterns, Crochet, Knit Your Bit, knitting | Comments Off

Here’s a new post about Kenny’s Kaps, in response to the Patriotic Pillow post:

  1. Christina Finn said on 07 Dec 2007 at 7:26 pm      
    We also too feature a Knit and or crocheted cap. This cap is made out of Deep Purple yarn and is adorned with the Purple Heart insignia. These caps are called “Kenny’s Kaps” in tribute for a Master Sgt. Kenneth Sargant, whom sustained Head Trauma in the War! He has recovered well and requested a purple skullcap from Me! This is where the concept originated. You can find the pattern in our web-site!

    God Bless Our Troops, Our Veterans, Our World Leaders, & America!
      Respectfully,
    Christina Finn
    Founder / Coordinator
    Patriotic Pillow Project SM
    www.PatrioticPillowProject.org“                   
    I have learned that in order to bring about change, you must not be
    afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try. Each
    and everyone of us can make a difference.” Rosa Parks

  2. admin said on 07 Dec 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you for the update!
    Here is the page for corchet directions for Kenny’s Kaps.

afghans for Afghans - update

Current campaign for Youth and Newborns:
http://www.afghansforafghans.com/campaign.html

They are in need of baby hats, baby socks, and baby blankets

US due date: February, 2008

Canadian due date: February, 2008 (via elann.com in BC)

Fifth Grader knits caps for troops in Iraq

1. December 2007 | Category Children, For Our Troops, Knit Your Bit | 1 Comment »

News story and video clip at NBC4.com - Fifth grader shows gratitude by knitting caps for troops in Iraq

Operation Toasty Toes

20. November 2007 | Category Crochet Patterns, For Our Troops, Crochet, Knitting Patterns, Knit Your Bit, knitting | Comments Off

This article  http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1154798.html  tells of the good works,

Operation Toasty Toes in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Illinois, and a portion of Minnesota knit and crochet numerous items for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq:http://www.operationtoastytoes.org/Here is the link to their Toasty Toes approved pattern list:http://www.operationtoastytoes.org/patterns.html

Socks for Soldiers

4. November 2007 | Category For Our Troops, Knit Your Bit, knitting | 0 Comment »

Socks for Soldiers Project through Carodan Farm:

http://www.carodanfarm.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/sfs.html#patterns

Socks for Soldiers through yahoo group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SOCKFORSOLDIERS/

Close Knit Hugs

The mission of Close Knit Hugs is to provide “…handmade blankets to victims of U.S. natural disasters, created from handknit squares contributed by persons across the globe...”

For more information and a pattern template visit their site at:

http://k2.kirtland.cc.mi.us/~tatumm/index.html

Gracious Parcels

23. October 2007 | Category Helping Others, Crochet, Knit Your Bit, knitting | 0 Comment »

The Journal Register in Medina, NY, ran this article, “BLOGGING FOR BLANKETS: Local writer unites nations with knitting project to aid Orleans Habitat for Humanity families (link ….

http://www.journal-register.com/local/local_story_052123033.html ) about a local woman, Jackie Fleckinstein, starting a program called Gracious Parcels which makes blankets (based on Warm Up America 7 x 9 in. sections) to give to NY Orleans county Habitat for Humanity . You can get more information at her blog:

http://graciousparcels.wordpress.com/



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