Posted by: trimitup | May 26, 2011

Knitting for the Troops!

I live in a military town, so it’s not surprising to hear about many events that support them here.  There are lots of fundraisers like golf tournaments, races, fairs, etc. to help give support to the military in areas where they might not get help from the armed forces. Like for extra medical expenses not covered or for emergency trips   (The money only goes so far.)

I am very proud to live in a community where you see such support for the armed forces, and want to do my part by knitting for the military in some way.  My husband was in the military stationed at West Point years ago and I am very proud of him, but wished I could have knit for him had known him then.  (I do now!)

Memorial Day weekend is almost here and, if you are interested in knitting something to support the troops, here are a few links to check out that might inspire you to give back to them who have done so much for us!  Maybe you could knit helmet liners or gloves, they can really use them when going to war in the cold seasons.

http://knitting.about.com/od/hatpatterns/a/helmetliner.htm

http://www.operationtoastytoes.org/

http://www.ehow.com/how_5831039_make-knit-gloves-military.html

Happy knitting 🙂

marilyknits

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: