Knitting For The Troops!

My grandma taught me to crochet when I was just a wee thing…. but knitting, I learnt from a book and I am still in the early stages of learning. I have a motivation though that seems to surpass my reluctance and fear and makes me grasp needles in hand and go forth with confidence. His name is Jeremiah and he is serving our country in Afghanistan.

Our church knitting group, The Shiloh Knit Wits, is knitting for the troops. I gathered patterns and discounted yarn for the occasion. But actually knitting something is a bit trickier. So I started with a simple scarf. Uncle Sam wants it to be 12″ x 42″ in any stitch other than stockinette. So here is my garter stitch scarf.

Scarf being made for the troops!

I just love the way this Shepherd’s Wool yarn is knitting up. It is so soft and knits so great. This scarf is made in ‘Storm’. There are several Shepherd’s Wool colors that are approved by the military for the troops. If you want to knit for the troops, just remember that the wool must be 100% animal wool. I like the Shepherd’s Wool because it is made in Michigan and is the softest wool yarn I’ve ever experienced. Yarn 2 Spin is proud to offer Shepherd’s Wool yarn at a discounted price if you are knitting for the troops. Just let me know.  yarn2spin@yahoo.com

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