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Old 01-14-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Knitting 4 Our Troops
I'm taking part in a knitting project to send knitted or crocheted helmet liners/hats to US troops stationed on or leaving for overseas duty. A bit last minute, but a knitting friend of mine says they can use all the help they can get to meet their goal.

Being new here, I don't know if this counts as a charity, so I hope this is okay.

This project is based out of the Rocky Mountain region (where I usually live), and though I'm in the UK at the moment, I'll be making two hats (I bought the wool today and am halfway through the first hat now) and sending them in, hopefully in time, although they also say that any hats sent will be passed on the the USO for distribution, regardless of when they're sent.

All the details and patterns are here on the Denver Public Library site, who is partnering with the Rocky Mountain USO to send and distribute the hats. There's a knitting marathon on January 23rd for those in the Denver area which sounds like a lot of fun!

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Though we all have differing opinions about war, we’re not conflicted about our soldiers – who stand up for our country everyday. Knitting for Our Troops (K4OT) is a great way to say how much we care for our service men and women – and your donation will mean a lot to a soldier far away from home.

Denver Public Library’s Fresh City Life presents a “Knitting for Our Troops” marathon that will run from 3:30 p.m. on January 23 to 6 p.m. on January 24. Yes, it’s 26.5 hours long. No, you don’t have to knit for 26.5 hours!

At locations all over the city and state there will be gatherings of knitters making hats to donate to the USO. All hats made for this project will be delivered to a soldier stationed on or leaving for overseas duty. Knitting for Our Troops is a project founded in Denver to put warm helmet liners and hats on the heads of brave soldiers.

Fresh City Life is partnering with the Rocky Mountain USO (United Service Organizations) to create knitted items for care packages that will be delivered to our service men and women overseas. Our current project, adapted from a full helmet liner pattern (military regulation), is designed for use under a helmet during cold nights on duty. It’s a great cap to wear when a soldier has off-duty time as well.
Denver is the mile high city, so they've set a goal of 5,280 hats. So far, they have 1,090 hats.

Hope you can contribute!

Zina
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