Sunday, March 2, 2008

Another week has gone by...

...and I don't have much to say. I found out Friday that I need to be away for work all this week. I just dread hearing that now. When I was younger, before the hubby and kids, I used to love to travel for work. I would get to stay in nice hotels, watch cable TV (we still don't have cable, can you beleive it?) and eat fancy food. I would meet interesting people and immerse myself in work.

Now, I just want to be home with my babies. Oh well, at least I anticipate I will have LOTS of knitting time on planes.

Speaking of knitting, I have a finished object to show you. It's a helmet liner, destined for a Marine serving in Iraq.

Pattern: Helmet liner pattern found here, Yarn: Cascade 220, colorway 1208

This was a pretty easy, fairly quick little project. Why did I knit this, you might ask? Well, my good friend Katrina has a cousin, her favorite cousin in fact, serving as a Marine in Iraq. She is planning to knit at least one too and asked if I wanted to join her.

Then, when I told my sister about this project, she reminded me that her best friend has two sons serving as Marines in Iraq right now too. Actually, one of them was the ring bearer in my sisters wedding, which makes me feel so old. She is my younger sister! Anyway, she was very interested in this project and has gotten her knitting group involved. They are planning to put together a bunch of liners and goodies to ship off to the young men they know in the Marines in Iraq. I think I will send my liner with them. I love the idea of helping out. It's such a small thing, but if it really makes a difference then I am happy to help.

I guess thats it for today. I'll be off-line for awhile, but hope to return with lots of finished objects to report on.

1 comment:

msubulldog said...

My dad was in the Army for 23 years, so the Helmetliners project is the one charity knit that my mom, sister, and I all do together!
I knit my first helmetliner two years ago and have at least two projects worth of yarn waiting in the wings. :)
*p.s. there's a woman in the guild (don't know her name) who has knit something like 100 of these!!!