Monday, August 30, 2010

Helmet Liners

A new knitting project is on the needles -- helmet liners for the troops. It was an unexpected project, but a lady at my church called me one evening and asked if I would be interested in participating. So I volunteered some of my free time to knit the liners. She brought me tan wool yarn (5 balls) Sunday at church and I have one liner half done on the needles. My hubby asked how I felt about knitting for the troops and I told him it was something that I've never done before. I can remember reading articles on how knitting was done for the troops in the big wars (WWI and WWII) and have read Red Cross information on patterns offered during those periods. I will knit and think and wonder who will wear these items. It is my prayer that the troops who wear these will stay warm and come home safely.

It is my pleasure to knit for someone who would die for my freedom. I can think of only one other person who has died for me. God bless our troops and bring them home safely!

2 comments:

Scrabblequeen said...

Awesome project! I knit scarves for some troops last year, and would be very happy to do it again.

Laura Lou said...

Wonderful to hear about this project. When my mother was about 7 and her sister 9, their older brother was in WWI. The two little girls and their mother knit almost constantly, the mother knitting sweaters and mittens; the little girls knitting washcloths and towels out of khaki heavy cotton thread. Her brother said he could often put his finger through the holes in the washcloths but that was handy for washing his ears.