Loom Knitting

March 2019 Project: Operation Gratitude

We are doing several projects for our donations to Operation Gratitude this month. Each year, they send hundreds of thousands of Care Packages to those who serve our country. If you go to this page of their website, you will see all the ways that you can help out with the care packages and requirements on each of these projects we are working on.

Either a hat or a scarf is put into each care package during colder months. We have been working on hats for our February project, so any of those designs will work for this month as well. I will be adding a few more to my YouTube channel throughout the month. I have also designed some scarf patterns as well. Here is one of my favorites: https://youtu.be/Mp6r5xPUcbs

Hurdle stitch scarf design for this month’s donations.

In hotter months, they include a cool tie in the care packages instead of a hat or scarf. These are easy to sew. You can purchase the crystals from a link they provide to fill the cool ties. You can make 5 cool ties from 1 yard of fabric.

In every care package they put several cards to the service person. Thanks to a generous donation from one of our members, we are using blank cards to create cards for the care packages. These will be a great way for our kids to get involved as well.

Teens, kids and adults will also get to make Paracord Bracelets. According to their website: Not only do these bracelets look cool, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation. We include them in our Care Packages because they’re both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade by an American who wants to show their appreciation to our Troops and First Responders.

They have a video on how to make the bracelets, both for left and right handed people to follow. Paracord can be purchase from Amazon.

I hope you will consider following along with one of these projects or one of the other ways you can help out listed on their website and mail them your donations.

Blessings to all, Bridget
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