Hi, friends. When you are knitting and sewing, don't forget to make an
extra item or two for charitable giving. There are many opportunities
to donate items this year, including our own Mitten Tree project (as
pictured on the front page of the Yahoo Group). Over the next few days
I will be sending some info about project ideas.
Today I am highlighting our Operation Toasty Toes project. We have one
of the earliest-formed groups of this project. Since 2001, we have
sent more than a thousand pairs of slippers to troops stationed
overseas. Read more about it at our website, on this page:
In 2001 TV personality Jason Davis came to Rocking Horse Farm and
taped a live segment that has been shown on stations across the
country. Here is a link to the segment details:
A free pattern is available here:
And finally, this page has information about the origins of the
project. It began in Ohio, in the jurisdiction of the senator that
hosts this page:
In the past few weels we have received shipment of several parcels
containing slippers to be sent. They will be used to decorate our
store "mitten trees" for a few weeks and then passed along to the
local coordinator to be shipped in the next shipment.
You can participate by donating money for postage, yarn, or completed
slippers. They can be hand knit, crochet, or machine knit.
Let's make it a happy season for everyone by continuing to be