“Help keep someone warm this winter.” Knitting a sweater, hat, mittens, socks, or a scarf for the homeless in Toronto, Canada
Hats 4 the Homeless will send you a poster wrapper for a box so that you can collect hats, gloves, socks, and scarves for the NYC homeless. After collecting these items you can send them to the organization for distribution.
Knitters wanted for bobble hat appeal to keep older people warm this winter.
Due by 22 October 2007
Below is the site for the bobble hats BigKnit, with patterns and more information:
The “Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project” or HAP was started in December 2004 by Deborah Starobin-Armstrong. HAP is an all volunteer organization knitting or crocheting 6″ X 9″ (arcrylic, 4ply, worsted weight yarn) rectangles to eventually form an afghan using 49 rectangles (assembled at a “Put Together Event”).
The afghans are then delivered to Walter Reed Army Medical Centers or delivered to active duty service members.
Interested in helping? Check out their website for additional information and easy to follow knitting and crochet afghan patterns:
History Link Essay Knitting for Victory - World War II
This is a great way to get a feel for the times with pictures and words about knitting for the troops during WWII.
Ruth, aka 5 elementknitr, who spent 5 years in the Army, is having a contest (June 1- Sept. 15, 2007)/ drive for 200 helmet liners for the troops in Iraq.
Check out the details in her blog.
Packages From Home ,based in AZ, is also sending the helmetliners and neck coolers to the troops. The address to send completed items is on their site.
The National World War II Museum has a Knit you Bit! Nostalgic Knitting Project… Knitting for Veterans. Knitters are asked to donate scarves, which will be donated to VA Hospitals and other Veteran organizations throughout the country.
Check The National World War II Museum Website for updates and specifics on where to send your completed scarves.
The American Red Cross Museum Website has original Knitting Patterns (in pdf
format) for the following:
- May, 1942 - U.S. Navy - Iceland Sweater (Ribbed Pullover with Turtleneck)
- January, 1945 - Man’s Coat Sweater
- December, 1941 - Man’s V Neck Sweater, Sleeveless
- circa 1940’s - Man’s Sock
- May, 1941 - Child’s Sweater
- January, 1942 - Gloves for Servicemen
- January, 1940 - Muffler
- October, 1939 - Afghan
- December, 1941 - U.S. Navy Watch Cap