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Archive for August 12th, 2010


Soldiers Learn to Knit

August 12th, 2010

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Teaching people to knit is always rewarding.  I received an email recently from Joy, a soldier serving in Afghanistan who taught her fellow soldiers how to knit!  As many of us know, knitting is a great way to relax, and Joy decided to share her relaxation method with others.  It was heart-warming to hear about her impromptu knitting lessons even in less-than-ideal conditions.

Joy says, “It was extremely dusty and hard to keep anything clean, so we just took the garage sale yarn that my mother in law sent me in a care package. We got pretty creative. I made a pillow for the aid station while the PA Naimiyah made a cute scarf for her daughter.”

We were happy to send Joy and her fellow soldiers beginner supplies to spread the love of yarncrafting, and we hope they continue to enjoy knitting for years to come!

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Have you ever taught anyone to knit or crochet?  Who taught you to knit or crochet?

Update 8/13/10: Joy just posted this comment for those of you who are interested in supporting these Combat Knitters further:

Thank you so much Lions Brand Yarn for sending us those starter kits! If supporters are interested in sending knitting materials, I would be happy to receive them and distribute to our Combat Knitters! You can reach me at joy.fujii@gmail.com for my mailing address at FOB Sharana. Thanks for your support!

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