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Re: [knitting-937] Wanna join my project?

From: tiger
Sent on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007 5:13 PM

We have some time.  My friend has closed her store for vacation.  She will be back in 2 weeks and we can try placing an order then. 




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From: "B. Yasmin Negron" <[address removed]>
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Date: Wed, 5 Sep[masked]:36:21 -0400 (EDT)

Tiger,
Sounds fabulous! I am a little strapped for cash but I am up for it. As long as we have the materials we can do it.
Thanks.
yasmin
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From: tiger
Sent: Wednesday, September 05,[masked]:44 PM
Subject: Re: [knitting-937] Wanna join my project?

Yasmin,

Thank you for all your research.  You can definetly count me in.  Maybe we can all chip in a little money and get some appropriate materials from Yarn and Thread by Lisa.  On her website she has items appropriate for military personelle and her prices are almost wholesale even to the general public.  If we can collect $150, I can get the wholesale price by asking my friend to order for us. 

Please let me know if you think this is feasible, or just beyond the scope of what you envisioned. 




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From: "B. Yasmin Negron" <[address removed]>
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Subject: Re: [knitting-937] Wanna join my project?
Date: Wed, 5 Sep[masked]:41:18 -0400 (EDT)

Tiger,
One of our own has a son in Iraq. He can do some distribution. The idea is to get the liners directly to the soldiers. They share everything! We can use anysoldier.org and that way it goes to a soldier's direct APO address and gets distributed by that soldier to their specific unit. We can send a few and find out how many they need for their specific unit.
Thanks.
yasmin
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From: tiger
Sent: Tuesday, September 04,[masked]:55 AM
Subject: Re: [knitting-937] Wanna join my project?

I think I like this idea for several reasons.  One it's established and you know what you make is needed and will be used.  Second, I've heard of several of these projects, and many of them don't seem practical.  Liners are great, but unless they are used and are practical and actually work, what good are we doing.  Third, I've just encountered too many people selling donated items instead of giving them to the intended recepients. 

I'm all for helping people (I've made my 5 scarves for the red scarf project this year) but I really want to be smart about this. 




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Date: Mon, 3 Sep[masked]:40:44 -0400 (EDT)

It might be more effective to join up with the Ships Project instead of starting something new.  You can write to them at [address removed] 
 
Their specifications for items the troops want to receive have been refined repeatedly since 2001, and they have sent nearly 300,000 items to troops all over the world. The Ships Project has a relationship with the armed services which allows items they send to be distributed immediately to the troops.
 
I hope you all will consider joining up with them so you can be sure your time making items is well spent.
 
suestine, you are right that the government should provide all sorts of items to the troops, but they don't.  That's why we need to make the things they need.  Right now I know a lot of knitted slippers which fit over swollen feet are needed in Germany.  You can get the details by joining the group on Yahoo and reading the posts over the past few days.
 
It means a lot to the men and women that someone who doesn't know them will take the time to make something for them.
 
The website for this group is The Ships Project website: http://www.theshipsproject.com.
 
I think I've been working with them for about a year now.  They mail items to the troops every month.
 
Happy Stitching!
 
In a message dated 9/3/2007 4:29:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
If these are anything like what fits inside a hardhat, they are made commercially for about 25 cents each and our government should be supplying them to our soldiers.  I know about these liners because I bought one and wore it inside my hardhat in minus 20 F field work. 

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Sounds like a good idea to me.

 

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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of B. Yasmin Negron
Sent: Sunday, September 02,[masked]:34 PM
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Subject: [knitting-937] Wanna join my project?

 

Hi fabulous knitters! Wanna join my knitting project? Imagine being
away from home for a year or more, sweating in the daytime & freezing
at night. I am knitting helmet-liners for the boys and girls serving
overseas and am looking for the participation of my fellow city
knitters. The temp drops really low at night in Iraq, not to mention
the much colder Afghanistan. They are away from family and friends, so
lets work to keep the cold wind off of their necks and faces while
warming their hearts. Call or email me. Here is the web link for from the pattern creator. http://knitwitnews.com/helmet_pattern.htm Let's take it on!

B. Yasmin Negron
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