Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Like I need yet another project ...

... but this one sounds so cool. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans has started a new project called "Knit Your Bit". This project has folks from across the nation knitting scarves for WW2 veterans as a sign of appreciation for all that they did back in the 1940s.

I think this is a GREAT idea. Knitting during the war was a big part of the Homefront's effort to encourage our men and women "over there". In fact, String Bean and I just read about this in her Meet Molly book she got with her American Girl doll. So this is a great tie-in with our knitting unit and my encouragement of knitting for charitable causes.

Anyone want to join us? Scarves (and there is a simple pattern at their site if you want or you can make one of your own) need to be received by March 15, 2007. So get those needles clickin'!

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