hey, my brother is in the british army, which got me thinking about ways to contribute to help troops out in afghan. He isn't deployed as yet but I know how he felt last time he was and really appreciated stuff being sent out.
Also wondered about knitting stump socks for amputee's as have found a pattern for it online, this isn't for the military so not sure if they really need them...
just any thoughts really if you are involved in anything I can join ?
Well I think that from reading stuff online handknitted stump socks wouldn't be used as they wouldn't be tight enough, so maybe it would be needed by people overseas without a prosthetic leg, I think I will put on hold that idea for now.
So, I spoke to my brother and I think I will wait for him to get back from Canada to discuss properly about it and find out which regiments are out there, who he knows and contact them about exactly what they need. Then they won't be disapointed by the packages that are sent, so he gets back mid November and it still gives some time before its totally freezing in Afghan and they will really want hats.
So I also have another project that I though could be done for Christmas so I will start a new thread for that, its crocheting and knitting toys for the women's aid refuge near me in York.