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Old 01-12-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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Another knitted hat for donation..
I made this today.. (Saturday).. I used a acrylic tweedy/ color changing yarn mixed w/ some really cheap and rough feeling mohair that I got for a CHEAP, CHEAP price.. I bought it thinking that I could find a use for it sometime..

AND, mixed together the mohair makes the hat look and feel all soft and fluffy and it will now make the acrylic yarn a warm hat for some child in Afghanistan.

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Old 01-12-2008, 10:00 AM   #2
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Cute! I really like it. looks itchy though> what kind of yarn is it?
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:02 AM   #3
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100% acrylic yarn (it's the different colored yarn and it's soft) and the light seafoam blue/green is a mohair (wool) yarn..
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I love the color, I'm sure the child in Afghanistan will love it! What program do you send it through?
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:08 AM   #5
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Btw I just looked at your blog, I love it! I really like the knitted scarfette you made
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That looks wonderful...love the color!
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Nice job! That blue is so pretty!
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Pretty color.
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NICE WORK!!! I like the pattern you used. Just adorable
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Thanks all... The added blue mohair just makes the hat have a soft fuzzy sheen all about it.

Cafe- I have an address for a military unit in Afghanistan and they just give the items directly to the children/adults in need. Sometimes street kids, orphanages, schools, hospitals, refugee camps/etc. I use them.. mostly because I work for the US Military.. but, there's no middle man.. no specific rules (well no shorts or swimsuits- since, they don't wear that type of clothing- but, that's common sense). This way, the items get to those in need immediately. They (the military) go out on patrols and humanitarian missions all the time. And, this is true no matter where they are stationed-- it's just not something that the news reports on and the guys/gals aren't doing this sort of stuff to be noticed anyway.

Last year, I was working at an elementary school and I sent an email out-- to the staff.. to send to my classroom any left over crayons, school supplies/etc.. and that when school was out I'd gather it all up and mail it to Afghanistan. We collected and mailed 21 boxes of 'un-needed' school supplies.. things left behind, things partly used (but, still good), and some new things from teacher's moving and not wanting to haul these items with them/etc.

This fall, since I had the tendon injury (I did put in a request on the charity board to see if anyone wanted to knit a hat since I felt bad that I couldn't knit any this year- but, I think people already had projects that they were working on and weren't interested??)
and I couldn't knit.. I went to one of the markets and bought 48 packages of mittens/gloves to send over there.. A box full of mittens and gloves in all sorts of sizes. I bet they were pretty excited to open that box up. They take items (used or new) for the seaons that it's needed.
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