I wanted to start the week off by showing you what I have slowly been working on the last two months.
In a Lion Brand Yarn newsletter, I saw a link for a group called the Sgt. Knit Witty Knitting Corp ©; which is a group that knits and crochets for our troops.
The mission was to hand knit/crochet 1000 caps and 500 booties to send with Christmas cards and candy to troops in Afghanistan. Although I fell short of my goal to crochet four pairs of socks, I still feel good about contributing. I also now have this sock pattern nearly memorized and can make one up in as little as about three hours now -- not bad for my skills!
We were also asked to include a little note along with our knits. I sat for awhile with a blank piece of paper ... trying to figure out what to say. But, once I started writing, it all flowed out pretty quickly.
Dear Soldier, you are my hero for all that you do! For your bravery and willingness to serve! God bless you and God bless America!
"The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by." -- Felix Adler
I then tied the two socks together with a piece of blue ribbon to try and keep them together. I also think it adds a nice touch to make it feel a bit more like a gift. Notice I tucked the cards into a sock!