Monday, November 19, 2007

Update on Operation Holiday Stockings

I've been asked to post again the stocking pattern and the list of items for putting into the stockings. Here you go:


Worsted Weight YarnSize 7 Needles

Skill Level: Advanced BeginnerRating: Easy

Cast on 28 stitchesKnit 6 rows (garter stitch)
Starting with right side, work 24 rows in Stockinette Stitch (SS)

Work short rows as follows:

Knit 18, turn (turn the work around at the point indicated, before the end of the row)
Purl 9, turn
Knit 10, turn
Purl 11, turn
Knit 12, turn
Purl 13, turn
Knit 14, turn
Purl 15, turn
Knit 16, turn
Purl 17, turn
Knit 18, turn
Purl 19, turn
Knit 20, turn
Purl 21, turn
Knit 22, turn
Purl 23, turn
Knit 24, turn
Purl 25, turn
Knit 26, turn
Purl 27, turn
Knit 28, turn

Purl one row even

Knit 6 rows even in Stockinette Stitch

Shape toe:
Row 1: *Knit 1, Knit 2 together, repeat from *, last stitch knit 1.

Row 2: *Purl 1, Purl 2 together, repeat from * , last stitch purl 1.

Row 3: Knit 2 together to end of row, with last stitch knit 1.

Row 4: Purl 2 together to end of row, with last stitch purl 1.

Cut yarn about 12 inches and draw through remaining stitches and fasten off.
Sew seam with 12 inches of yarn.
Here's the list of items for stocking stuffers:

Chap stick®
Shampoo samples
Hand soaps
Baby wipes
a personal note would be nice too!

From Lt. Dave:

Here's a list of things that soldiers will like to get in the stockings. In addition to the list that Sue (my mom) put up, these are some things that I liked getting while in Iraq:

Hard candy
Beef jerky
Decks of cards
Puzzle books
Small toiletries shaving cream
Tooth brushes
Drink powders Gatorade®
Kool-aid® (sugar added)
Crystal Clear®
Iced tea mix
Mixed nuts
Candy Canes
Anything that will last for a while because I'm sure that they will be getting more than one care package.
Hope this helps.
1LT Dave
I forgot how early Thanksgiving is this year so we will probably be stuffing and packing stockings the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the first weekend of December. Keep sending in the stockings, items for stuffing, and yes, we can still use donations for postage.
Thanks to all of you who haven't forgotten our young men and women who will be away from their families this holiday season.

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