Nittany Knits

Sunday, December 03, 2006

This weekend was spent with some fellow knitters, but there was not alot of knitting going on. Friday was Lindsay's (from the Celtic Knot) father's funeral at Arlington National Cemetary. Last night was a slumber party for Lindsay at Carol's (owner of Celtic Knot) house. Also in attendence was Sarah (also Celtic Knot) and Large Marge. I've never done so little knitting in the presence of other knitters.
Friday's experience at Arlington has me thinking of all of the knitting that has been done in the past for the soldiers. Knitting socks and bandages were a way to do your part for the war. Today it seems that when we go to war there is a push to keep life the same for those at home, instead of sacrificing and doing our part. Wether or not I agree with where our troops are and the orders they are given, I always have the utmost respect for the men and women who have committed their lives to protecting their country! I did some surfing and found a GREAT project for us knitters to do to show our support for our troops. Large Marge has a nephew being shipped out to Iraq soon and I would love to adopt his unit and be able to provide these men and women with helmet liners that we have knit for them. Please post if you are interested in joining us and knitting at least one item for the men and women protecting your freedom.
Happy Knitting...


  • Count me in, but I may need some help as a newbie! Kathleen

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:21 AM  

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