Saturday, September 12, 2009

911 Helmet Liners Challenge Final Total

WOW!!! The knitters have outdone themselves on this challenge - final total is 1,142 liners knitted and donated. Here are just the 14 I knitted this last week. I decided to display them in the 911 format. These liners must be knitted of 100% wool.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who knitted and helped promote this challenge. Over one thousand of our troops will benefit from your talent, generosity and time.
Details of the new challenge will follow shortly.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sharing Our Gifts

We are so fortunate to be living in these times where we can stay connected easily, have the knowledge to help others and people such as these to head up projects so we can do so easily.

"So, Project # 1:

Our 50 states tour begins in the beautiful state of Oregon. We will be making hats and slippers for Veterans at the Southern Oregon - White City Rehabilitation Center. It is a 600 bed facility, and I am told that they always appreciate hats and slippers. These can be knitted, crocheted, or sewn. The key is that they must be handmade. If you don't make items yourself, but you want to contribute, you could purchase handmade items at Etsy, Artfire, 1000 Markets,or some other handmade venue."

The above statement is copied directly from the original post. I want to add that I've joined in this great adventure and hope that others will as well. Please sign up by clicking on the logo included in this post - it will take you directly to the Sharing Our Gifts blog.

Happy crafting.