Lion Brand Newsletter December 10, 2004 - Project Knit The Distance, Holiday Shopping at the Boutique, Stockings, Stockings and More Stockings
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December 10, 2004

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1. Project 'Knit the Distance'

Here's a letter from a customer who had a great idea for supporting our troops that we'd like to share:

"My name is Leah Cope and I am married to Staff Sergeant Robert Cope, who has been in the military most of his life and is with the Michigan National Guard. His battalion the 1-182nd FA Battalion, which will be deployed to Iraq soon.

"For every deployed soldier, there are family and friends who wait and worry and do their best to keep the home fires burning. Reaching out with a gift even as simple as a hand-knit yellow scarf can mean so much because very often we feel alone.

"I maintain the web site for the Family Readiness Group for the 182nd and I also work as a bartender at the Frankenmuth Brewery in rural Frankenmuth Michigan, where I grew up and sometimes sell scarves to co-workers that I have designed myself. My mom taught me to knit when I was a teenager and although I quit for a number of years, I picked it up with a vengeance last Christmas.

"I wanted to teach other women like myself a hobby that could help them get through the stress and emotional upheaval of deployment. Itís more difficult than I ever imagined and if it werenít for knitting I would be having a much more difficult time filling the lonely hours here without my husband. We call our group "the Knit Squad" and we are knitting scarves for every family in the 182nd. I would also be happy to head up a campaign to distribute scarves to other families of deployed soldiers.

"We are knitting yellow scarves for the family of my husbandís battalion and if we receive additional donations, we will be happy to coordinate the donation of the scarves to the families of other men and women in the service. Thanks for providing the yarn for our families and for letting us share our story. If everyone at home remembered our soldiers overseas this winter by wearing yellow scarves, it would be a symbol of solidarity with our men and women in the military.

"Click here to find out more about the Knit Squad!"

Pick up your needles and hooks then wear the yellow scarf to show your support of our troops abroad.


Download the free knit or crochet pattern.

2. Buy from the Boutique!

Looking for a great hand-crafted holiday gift but find that you're just a little short on time right now?  The Lion Brand Boutique offers a wide variety of hand-made gifts from members of our very own Lion Brand community! 

If you want something a little special for yourself or another knit and crochet maven, you'll find original patterns for sale and even a guide on how to convert knitting patterns to crochet!

3. Stockings, Stockings, Stockings!
For a quick last-minute project, don't miss our selection of fun Santa Stockings!  Take a few minutes and create an heirloom stocking that will make this the year remembered as "that was the Christmas when I got my Stocking!"
Crocheted Jiffy 'Bells' Stocking Knit Fun Fur & Homespun Santa Stocking Crocheted Santa stocking Chenille & Fun Fur Knit Santa Stocking Chenille & Fun Fur Crocheted Jiffy 'Tree' Stocking Crochet Fun Fur & Homespun Santa Stocking

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With Warmest Regards,
Your friends at Lion Brand Yarn
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