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Diane Morris said: December 29th, 2015 11:31 am
I have several lap robes and caps that I would like to deliver to you. I live in Queen Creek and can drop them off if you are in town. Thanks.
Diane Morris said: February 1st, 2015 1:21 pm
I have been crocheting for Newborns in Need and would like to do something for our troops. I live in Johnson Ranch, AZ. If I make lap robes and caps, would I be able to deliver them to you instead of mailing them? We are close and it would save on postage. Thanks for all you do.
Denise said: January 11th, 2015 10:49 am
Hi, I received a donation of 40 skeins of 3 ply merino wool to use in knitting up caps for soldiers. Unfortunately I have no real idea of how to do a conversion of your pattern or any others that I have found in order to use this wool. Can you possibly give me a hand? I can knit very well but when it comes to conversions to accommodate different yarns I am at a loss. Thank you!
Joyce Lee said: December 30th, 2014 4:20 pm
Hi, I love to knit for. The military - Soldiers and vets Where do I purchase Skacel needles? Thanks Joyce do I purchase a skylark
Ginnie Lewis said: December 19th, 2014 7:49 p
Marlys: I live in Tempe, Arizona, and would love to meet you when you are in Arizona. My husband spent 24 years in the Army. He was an original Night Stalker. I have been knitting caps for his unit for a few years, and am ready to move forward. Look forward to hearing from you. Ginnie Lewis
pat klose-hammond said: September 11th, 2014 12:25 pm
Hi, When I can do something for our brave service members, I feel blessed. Is there still a need for the hats? Please let me know when you have time. God Bless, pat, proud mother of Karie Jean
Joe Henry said: August 12th, 2014 11:58 am
Thank You for the knitted cap. It is nice to have in the cold weather and it means a lot to receive support from back home. A small token of you generosity goes a long way. Mine was made by Richard in Florida. Many Thanks. -deployed soldier
Alene DeGeorge said: July 23rd, 2014 5:06 pm
My grandson just joined the army and I wanted to make a hat for him. In looking for patterns I found your web page. I would like to know if you are still sending out hats. I would like to help. Alene
Elizabeth Baker said: June 2nd, 2014 11:06 pm
I received a cap during my most recent deployment and wanted to send along my thanks to Richard Harris of Fla, and the thanks from my airmen, your kindness and time is much appreciated! LtCol Elizabeth Baker, 117 ACS Savannah, GA
Richard Harris said: April 26th, 2014 10:22 am
Hello just though I check in to what is new on you web site. found the new address and looked at this page and saw my name from Sgt. Fortna in Germany. I will use the new address and hope that you got the others ok. 1960-1963 USA SP4 Richard F. Harris
Carrie Starsnic said: January 25th, 2014 2:04 pm
We wanted to say thank you for the wonderful donation of hats for my husbands unit who have just left for Afghanistan. It brought a smile to many faces. Thank you for all of your skill and generosity.
Sgt. Fortna, John said: December 26th, 2013 8:44 am
Hello. Thank you for the caps. I was given two of them while I was in the hospital in Germany. I enjoy them and they always put a smile on my face.As a wound warrior alumni I can't express how much they mean to me. I will keep them for ever and remember the joy they brought to me. God Bless you. One was made from , Richard Harris in Fla. and the other by Marlys Anderson number 379 MN/AZ.Kind regards.
Eleanor Marcus said: December 11th, 2013 3:32 pm
I have knitted a few caps 100% wool in black. Can you use these for our troops. If yes, I will mail to your MN address or anywhere you say. I so want to help. Thank you
Carlene Moore said: December 7th, 2013 10:16 am
I live in Phoenix and have a few caps and a lap robe for donation. Can I drop them off or mail them to you. Thanks so much.
SFC Steven Olsen said: December 4th, 2013 3:32 pm
Hello, I received a cap from Jill of MiHona, MN, and I wanted to say thank you for your kindness. I am deployed to Kuwait (from Iowa), and had to make a trip to Germany recently for some medical tests. The temperature is significantly lower, and I did not have any winter gear due to the short notice of my departure. I really appreciate what your organization and the many volunteers do for soldiers. God bless! SFC Olsen, ARCENT G4, Kuwait
Marilou Terwilliger said: November 6th, 2013 9:55 pm
Are you still in need of the helmet liners and ties, I would like to help our soldiers.
Cathy Kern said: August 1st, 2013 7:04 pm
I met a friend of yours in Fridley today (Julie) and she told me about you and I was wondering if you except donations of yarn. If you except yarn is there certain colors that you prefer or will you except any colors. God bless you for your dedication to this project. Cathy
Josh Jones said: July 20th, 2013 2:10 pm
Hello, I am in the Army National Guard currently serving in support of the Multinational Force and Observers Mission in Egypt. I just recently was moved to Germany to undergo out patient treatment. I stumbled across one of your hand made caps at the Wounded Warrior facility and just wanted to send out a THANKS for your support and the time that went in to making this special hat. Although I will not be able to wear it upon my return to Egypt because it is 120; this cap will provide me with much comfort and use upon my return home. Thanks again for everything ya'll are doing. God bless.
Brandon Garner said: April 28th, 2013 9:05 pm
My unit here in Afghanistan received a few caps in care packages from Howard and Connor Love. I just wanted to say thank you for your effort and time in making these hats and for your loving care for those who are serving our nation. From all of us in Alpha company 1 Battalion 501st Aviation Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas and now in Afghanistan, we salute you. Pictures are available upon request.
JoAn said: March 25th, 2013 12:38 pm
Marlys: I crochet edging on fleece lap throws and I'm wondering if that would work for you. Or, would you prefer crocheted afghans. Let me know how I can help. Your ministry is wonderful and much appreciated, I'm sure!
Renee said: March 21st, 2013 10:24 pm
Hi, I would love to help to support the troops I love to crochet how would we send the hats & gift boxes to the troops could you help me to know were to send & what i can send thanks
Tam said: March 4th, 2013 3:24 am
I've received some of your hats in my last package from Howard and Connor Love and would like to say, Thank you for your time and your support. I handed out the caps to other women located in my area and everyone appreciates the warmth and love encompassed in these caps.
Juanita Jones said: February 27th, 2013 11:54 am
I need your AZ address as I have several caps to drop off. We're leaving 3/16 for IN so I would like to hear from you ASAP. Thanks.
Mathew Gordon said: January 23rd, 2013 6:25 pm
I don't know anyone in the military right now but I'm an ex- sailor, and always appreciated gift boxes at Christmas during Desert Storm/Desert Shield. I would be more then happy to make some caps for my borthers and sisters.
Barbara Anzellotti said: December 1st, 2012 10:45 am
Hi, I have a dear friend whose son was just deployed to Afghanistan and I'd like to make some caps to send to his unit. I'm a little confused about them wearing something that isn't government issue. How does the military look at that? I know you've been doing it for years, but I'd just like to clarify it in my own mind before I start this project. I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know. Thank you and thank you for all your good work over the years.
Denise said: November 23rd, 2012 11:27 am
Hi I am interested in supporting the troops. My hobby's are also crocheting and scrapbooking. Are you still accepting donations?
sophie clark said: November 7th, 2012 3:13 am
I have 6 wool helmetliners and 3 acrylic hats for the troops. What is the address to mail them to?
val mcconnell said: August 27th, 2012 6:48 pm
you are doing a great job.
Rita DeWitt said: August 5th, 2012 7:02 pm
I was wondering also if you are still accepting hats and laprobes. Since my father (a retired military man) passed away recently my mom has been crocheting alot. Her church has decided to make hats for the servicemen and women. Would appreciate knowing if they will be accepted at the post office box listed here. Thanks!!
Alice Lauer said: June 28th, 2012 12:23 pm
If I can find someone to teach me to knit or crochet I would like to participate in this project. Is this still an ongoing project?
Gayle Fox said: June 25th, 2012 6:42 pm
Marlys, Are you still accepting hats? Someone told me today that you were no longer doing this. A friend and I just got a bunch of 100% wool yarn and were going to make hats with it. Please advise as we don't want to make them if they will not be used. Thanks God Bless Gayle
Linda Peterson said: May 2nd, 2012 10:23 am
I talked to you a few months ago about donating several boxes of yarn and was wondering if you are still interested in them. If so, I would be glad to meet someone to drop them off. Thank you.
monica said: April 21st, 2012 11:45 am
Love your story....can't play with wool, but will try to get some laprobes done....very like prayer shawls.
Linda said: April 15th, 2012 7:49 pm
Hi Marlys, I met you at the Apache Trail Swap Meet in Mesa AZ. I have some information for you regarding your Emb Machine but I'm not sure this is the place to type it and I didn't find any other contact for you. E mail me and I will e mail back the links to the products that you asked about. I finally have a comprehensive list. Your efforts here are incredibly noble and I admire you and all the other folks for their contributions. btw... cudos on the bobbin thing ;o) Linda
Suzanne Cave said: March 16th, 2012 12:53 pm
Where do you find the crystals for the cooling necktie?
JudyDi said: March 11th, 2012 5:15 p
I knit 6 wool helmet liners last summer and then discovered I had no place to send them. My original contact site never responded to me. I am going to send them to your address.
Marlene Johnson said: March 11th, 2012 1:40 pm
I just read the article in the Mesa Republic about your caps for soldiers. I am preparing a care package for our Grandson who is in Afganistan. Are we able to buy just one with a monetary donation? If so, we live in Sunland Village East and would be able to stop by.
Nancy Appel said: March 10th, 2012 6:33 pm
I read your article in todays paper. I would like to knit or crochet caps & liners. Please contact me. I'm from Rochester Mn but live in Mesa full time..my husband passed away in April & I like to keep my hands busy!!!! Thank You, Sincerely, Nancy Appel 480-981-4788
Louise Bridges said:
March 10th, 2012 3:04 pmDo you have a pattern for the walker bags? I am doing other projects but would like to try making some walker bags using denim fabric. Would this work? Also, I have been knitting little caps for preemie babies and they are almost the same pattern as for the bigger hats. lol Thank you
Barbara Carzoli said: March 10th, 2012 12:03 pm
Saw the article in the paper. Would like to help make hats. I am at Shiprock RV resort in Apache Junction. I'm sure I could get others here to help also. Please let me know if you need more hats now. Will be leaving for Illinois in a few weeks but can make them there too.
Celia Edwards said: February 25th, 2012 8:34 am
Hi I am with the Franklin Waverly support group and you mailed hats to Jennie Hester. WE are shipping the last of them and wanted to know if you think we should send more or will the weather be warming up in Afghanistan. Thanks for all you do, I am the only knitter in our group and have made hundreds of caps and sent. Celia
Rachel Antle said: February 2nd, 2012 5:31 pm
I am emailing on behalf of Jennie Hester from Jacksonville, Illinois. Thank you very much for all the hats for the troops. They will sure appreciate them and we will send them in the next care packages. Thanks again!
Degree of Pocahontas Nogus Council 305 said: October 22nd, 2011 5:53 pm
This is a wonderful site.We have several ladies in our council that make caps for our troops and lap robes for our veterans.Now I will make lap robes for our veterans too.Thanks for all the inspiration.
nora feeney said: October 5th, 2011 11:43 am
is there a way i could buy some hats to send to my son and his fellow soldiers, they just arrived in afghanistan the very end of september, he stated it is very cold at night, i would really appreciate an answer, thank you and many blessings, nora
Christine M Lux said: October 4th, 2011 1:06 p
I sent a box of 7 crocheted caps to you from Las Vegas and I would like to know if you received them. I didn't know any other way to contact you. Please let me know.
Christine Lux said: September 14th, 2011 5:17 pm
I heard about caps for soldiers on the news so I looked up your website. I love to crochet and that pattern works well for me. I am using a grey color yarn and will send some samples. My son-n-law has been to Iraq and to Afganistan. I am sure he could have used one of these caps. Thank you.
Carol Van Norman said: September 8th, 2011 11:31 am
I am so glad I found your website. I received a helmet liner pattern that covers the face last year, Actually, made one and sent it on but received a letter saying to send liners to a different address. At the present time I'm not sure where that address is. So glad I found the address listed on your site. Now I have a place to send the helmet liners to I hope. Now I can start making the helmet liners again, if this is a real address. Would you please email me back. Hoping to hear from you. Carol Van Norman
Amanda Barker said: August 5th, 2011 2:32 pm
Marlys - I was at the Knit Inn in Bloomington earlier this year. I had one lesson and I was hooked on crocheting. My brother has just deployed to Afghanistan and I will be making some to send to him in my packages to him. I will also start my collection to send to you for other soldiers. Reading this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for what you started!
Patty Cochran said: August 2nd, 2011 3:53 pm
I have just found your website and would be interested in helping. Are there any groups or even individuals that you know of around Springfield, IL? I crochet to relax and the lap robes are especially appealing to me. I'am looking forward to hearing from you.
Deb Vedral said: July 27th, 2011 4:33 pm
While cleaning I found one of your hats that had been given to my son who has been deployed to Kuwait. I will be sending on to him in the next box we send him. Thank you to all who do this for our soldiers.
Ann Kvasnicka said: July 19th, 2011 10:38 am
Marlys, I met you in Mesa and got camauflage yarn from you. I spend the summers in Payson and we have a knitting group here that have used up all the yarn. Can you tell me where to get more? Thanks, Ann
Mary Lou Sells said: June 7th, 2011 7:38 am
I do not know how to knit and very little on the croqueting, but I think I can handle lap blanket. Let my learning begin to help others.
Diann Bennin said: June 1st, 2011 9:59 pm
I live in Bloomington, MN and I wondered if I could possibly drop off the caps I finish to your sister-in-law who I believe also lives in Bloomington? If this is possible, please email me and let me know. I have finished 6 caps, but I would like to deliver them when I have about 10 finished. This is a wonderful project, and I'm so happy to be a part of it.
Elaine said: May 31st, 2011 3:26 pm
My sons are in the Navy and I know how to knit. I will be knitting for our soldiers
SGT Shantell Hoff said: May 30th, 2011 3:48 pm
Thank you to all who knitted our caps, we got them yesterday, we are with HHC 1/34 BCT, it was a morale booster and a good laugh with seeing many people have fun wearing them inside the bldg. Your all amazing, we appreciate you and your support. Keep it up and special thanks to Grandma Joan for mine!
Cindy said: May 27th, 2011 12:27 pm
It was a pleasure meeting you and your knitting group in Willmar, MN last night, Marlys, and visiting with you about how our son-in-law rec'd one of your caps before deploying to Iraq last year. You asked me to forward you a picture, but unfortunately I couldn't find your email address on the website. Please email it to me. Thank you, and God bless you for your service at home while our servicemen and women perform selfless acts to protect us in our time of need.
Marion Oleen said: May 22nd, 2011 6:19 pm
We in our knitting group have been looking for more this to make for our troupes. Thanks for this site.
Diann said: May 16th, 2011 11:06 pm
I read the article in the Bloomington Sun about Caps for Soldiers. What a wonderful service to our military. I drive by the Bloomington Armory frequently and have seen the increased activity there during the past month. The newspaper article explained your volunteer service and I plan on starting on a cap today. Our grandson has just finished Marines Basic Training, so we are now a military family. Thank you for starting this worthwhile service to our military heroes.
Susan Hoff said: May 13th, 2011 8:20 am
Thank you all so much for your support of our soldiers. My daughter is leaving on her second deployment on May 26th. She will be headed to Kuwait. As a member of the HHC 1/34 BCT out of Bloomington, she will be recipient of one of your caps. I got goose bumps reading the article about all of you who care so much. It seems as this war goings on and on without an end in sight that people care less and less about our soldiers, but I see that is not the case. May God bless you all 10 fold. Thanks on behalf of my daughter, Sgt. Shantell Hoff.
Sandy Mahlstedt said: May 13th, 2011 6:32 am
I can't knit but I sure would like to donate money for any costs being incurred I will send my check out to you today. God Bless you all for doing something so kind and keeping our men and women safe in our military services.
JUDI QUERIO said: May 10th, 2011 4:42 pm
Last year i came to your group for 100 caps and they were put in Christmas stockings for Afghanistan,whe one of my grandsons were there. This year I have come to you again as michigan men are again going to afghanistan and the Veterans Affairs will be having a large going away doings. At that time each one of the men will be getting a cap received from Marlys and all you wonderful women and man that is doing Gods work. You will never know how much these caps are appreciated and how much you are appreciated too for all your loving work that you are doing.I have made hats that have gone to the Veterans Affairs Office and try to help through my grandson too. again, THANK YOU over and over again, Judi, Q.
Betty Dumond said: April 28th, 2011 6:06 am
I have 4 caps and need to know where to send them. Am in Tempe Az. Also working on a lap robe. 4/28/2011 Betty
Laurel Long said: April 13th, 2011 4:38 pm
Saw your article while in AJ this past winter. Now am home in Buffalo, Mn. Will be mailing the finished caps in the next few days and will continue knitting.
Pat Adair said: March 31st, 2011 4:21 pm
Am sending you 4 caps and a lap robe to MN. Is there a place in Mesa or Apache Junction they should go? I am in Mesa until April 30th.
Beckie said: March 28th, 2011 8:50 pm
I can not knit but love to sew. Last winter I made 2 fleece hats for my son who is in the US Army stationed in Iraq. I’d love to join your program sewing fleece caps. Would your program like to have fleece caps for the soldiers?
Carlye Hanson said: March 26th, 2011 12:28 pm
Last night, while baby sitting my grandsons, I was working on my caps for soldiers. My son and his friend came to visit and my son asked what I was making now. I started to tell him when his friend just jumped in and told how great these things are and how they saved a buddys life. Well you know it gets really cold at night and this one guy just could not handle the cold. So he borrowed another helmet liner. This raised his helmet just slightly off his head. Later that night he was hit by a sniper shot. It went straight through the top of his helmet. The work your group is doing saved my buddys life. My sons friend brought tears to my eyes and chills down my spine. Devils Lake ND
Tammy Fischer said: March 26th, 2011 8:21 am
Well I did learn to knit and have one cap done for our project. To date, we have 386 caps turned in and more coming. We also have women working on lap blankets for the Veterans. Citizens Community Credit Union in Devils Lake, North Dakota is very proud to have been a part of this project
Rusty Boyd said: March 3rd, 2011 10:07 am
I lead a knit & crochet group at my local library and we would like to make some caps for soldiers. I heard that superwash wool would work best for them because they can throw it in the washing machine when it gets dirty. I have my meeting tonight and will give them the info. Let me know if I need any more info. Thanks
Theresa Estes said: February 24th, 2011 6:37 pm
I am with the AmericanLlegion Aux. Unit 44 in Scottsdale, AZ. would love to get this project started with our Auxiliary group. Would these hats done on the Niffty Knitter round looms be acceptable? We are doing baby hats for the Womens Veterans on the round looms. This would be a great tranistion project when we get the baby beabies done. Thanks, Theresa Estes
Suzanne Cave said: February 15th, 2011 1:10 pm
I saw your article in the Apache Jct News. Would love to help make some. We are at Weaver's Needle for about 2 months and home is Marcus IA. Our son is a student at USD also ARMY ROTC. One day he could be wearing one of them. Will go to e-mail later for more info. Thank you for helping those who serve!
Joyce Staley said: February 14th, 2011 2:50 pm
I read the article in Apache Junctions newspaper...I am happy to do some hats, for the men and women... Joyce S.
Judy Sorce-Bauman said: February 8th, 2011 3:25 pm
I would like to donate $100 now for mailing costs. Is there an Arizona address for mailing since you are here for the winter?
Judy Sorce-Bauman said: February 8th, 2011 3:02 pm
Saw an article about this wonderful project in the SE Valley Living section of the Chandler paper last week. I am inspried to learn to knit or crochet. Which is easier for a leftie? I am a USAF Nurse Corps veteran, still working, but have ample time for a new hobby. Any of your ladies live in Chandler??
Sharon Olson said: February 7th, 2011 10:00 pm
I saw the article in the 2/2/11 Arizona Republic. This is something I've always wanted to do. We'll be returning to our home in Black Hawk, SD in March, but I do have my needles here in Mesa, AZ where we've been spending the winter. Thanks for the great patterns. I'll be sending you finished projects in the future!!
Stephanee Everson said: February 7th, 2011 1:52 pm
Hi there! My mom winters in AZ and sent me the article from Feb. 2nd The Republic on your project(s). Am starting up knitting your hats right now. I'll be sending as many as I can get finished before deployment of the MN troops. I have a few friends that have kids in this deployment. Nice to know I am able to help in some way. Thank you!
Lucy Heslip said: February 5th, 2011 5:56 pm
I just read about your website in the Mesa Republic; just yestersday bought a couple skeins of acrylic yarn to knit hats for soldiers, not realizing that 100 per/cent wool was necessary. Oh well, it will all be sent to someone needy; goodness knows, there are enough of us out there. I'm so glad to feel that I can contribute in some small way at my age (81).
Barbara Whitewater said: February 5th, 2011 9:23 am
I do not knit but I do crochet and can make the same style cap. Do you know of a really good place online to get wool at a good price? From the pictures I'm guessing the caps must be grey, olive or brown. If you would prefer they be knit then I will just make a money donation.
Lisa Bowman said: February 4th, 2011 10:10 pm
Thank you for all your doing. I am in a knitting group and I am going to present to the group" Caps for Soldiers"as a project for us. I think they will also agree since we all live in a military town and most of us have husbands who have served or are serving. Once again thank you!
Jane Allan said: February 4th, 2011 5:43 pm
What a wonderful idea! I would love to help. Please send me a pattern and where to send caps. Thanks so much!
Donna Grainger said: February 4th, 2011 3:04 pm
My granddaughters husband was stationed in Afganistan last year and I got a pattern off the internet for a knit helment. I made several and sent to him,but he said thanks , but they coulld not use them because they were not army issue. Was this an individual order or all units? The helments were over the head and covered the lower part of the face, and tucked into the neck of a shirt. I would make more if I know they could use them. I have a few more made but I stopped when He said they couldn't use them. Hope to have an answer from you Donna Grainger p.s. I also winter in AZ in Dreamland Villa in Mesa
Ross Munro said: February 3rd, 2011 10:49 pm
Ladies, As a Senior Enlisted Leader here in Afghanistan, I have to thank you for all you're doing for our troops. It means so much to our young men and women when they receive a gift from home. A handmade gift to boot! Hey if any of you Ladies know a Jean Estabrooks, she is my Aunt and I love and miss her, she is there in Mesa, She used to live in Apache Junction, if anybody knows her could you please swing by here place and say hello for me.... she really something special... Well, Bravo Zulu Ladies Keep up the good work Ross Munro MCPO USN
Ingrid Bengston said: February 3rd, 2011 9:46 pm
Hi! I would love to join you as a knitter. I have been knitting helmet liners for the Marines for the past two years but they have recently discontinued the program. Let me know how I can help--my needles are feeling neglected.
connie bonnett said: February 3rd, 2011 7:27 pm
What a wonderful project!!! How fulfilling!! How I wish I could be one of your knitters. I just learned to knit a year ago because I wanted to knit prayer shawls for cancer patients. I may not be able to knit caps but I can surely knit some throws. What do I need to do to get started?
Arlene Poynter said: February 3rd, 2011 11:05 am
Glad I found you, would like to start working on caps and lap robes. I live in Gilbert. Where should the finished items be dropped off or sent? Hope to take part in such a great effort. Hugs to you for starting this project. I have a Grandson in the Air Force. Best toyou. Arlene force.
Juneen Fisher said: February 2nd, 2011 6:55 pm
I have a new son in law that joined my family in June of last year , that served in Quate for 2years and we are so verry to announce today we were told that we are going to First time Grandparents in Sept , we are so excited , it was one of the hardest times for thoes 2years he was gone ,but now he's home and a family on the way , I pray every day for all thoes great men and women that stand on thoes lines each day and I only fry for all of them to come home safe and sound to all there famlies to love and hold them , my God be with you all where you might be this day or night ,be safe from my heart to yours !!
Barbara Murray said: February 2nd, 2011 3:06 pm
I read your web site through tears in my eyes. Count me in! My grandson has recently been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, having served 3 year long tours to Iraq, and now he lives in Mesa, as I do. My heart goes out to you and all your knitters and crocheters. I will get my fingers working.... Barb
diana smith said: February 2nd, 2011 11:50 am
saw an article about your helping soldiers and saw the website addy so was seeking a way to donate yarn i have that is overloading my cabinet??
Connie Larson said: February 1st, 2011 9:20 am
We are ladies from Tierra Del Sol RV Resort in Florence, AZ. We just learned of your cap project and plan to knit and crochet all summer and put them all together to send in this fall when we get back. Since we are so close to Apache Junction, could we deliver them in person? Thank you for your wonderful project.
Tammy Fischer said: January 25th, 2011 9:23 am
I think this is a wonderful project also, and when I was home at Christmas time in Alexandria, my mother has been working on the Caps for Soldiers project. I came back to work and told my boss about this project and we are now buying yarn and going to let the community know about this cause. I just received a shipment in for yarn and have several people working on it already. I am very exited and will get these off to you as soon as possible. I am also learning how to knit!
bernadette jadusingh said: January 22nd, 2011 3:54 pm
Am a knitaholic always knit caps for the homeless in Lakeland Florida and would like to start on some for the troops. I also do preemie baby items for the hospital.
jennie bessette said: January 13th, 2011 12:20 am
Hi, just checked out your guestbook page and wanted to tell you how happy I've been to help in this project. I've made and sent you about 50 caps and have several more to contribute. I am 81 years old and this has been a terrific project. So glad to be a part of it. Hope the boys enjoy them half as much as I've enjoyed knitting them.
Mary Schlaff said: January 11th, 2011 6:59 am
This is such a wonderful project. I have a nephew in Afghanistan and another nephew who is at Camp Mabry in Austin, preparing to be a Ranger. I love to knit and have a lot of wool in my stash (I don't use synthetics.) I will knit up some caps and send them your way. Thank you!
Shirley Parker said: January 10th, 2011 1:28 pm
I am so excited to hear that your project is still going forward. As you remember, I was in Superstition Sunrise three years ago when you started this project and when I got "my 100" caps done............I moved on to doing for the homeless in Marion Iowa. God Bless each of your knitters for this wonderful contribution to the soldiers. SP
Colleen Horeish said: January 4th, 2011 7:12 pm
What a wonderful thing you're doing! My mother would like to knit caps for your project. She has no e-mail. Please contact me; I'm her daughter.
wesyscefe said: January 2nd, 2011 4:26 am
Happy New Year, everyone! :)
Linda K. Peterson said: December 28th, 2010 9:22 am
Good morning: I read about your Caps for Soldiers project in the Kerkoven Banner last fall. My husband grew up in Sunburg, MN and we own a farm there where we plan to retire. I recently retired and would like to participate in this project. I "practiced" with your pattern by making a cap for my husband and it turned out beautifully. Now, I'd like to commit to a dozen caps for your 2700 order. What is the deadline for you receiving those hats? Thanks for continuing to keep this project organized and expanding!
Joan Treadaway said: December 24th, 2010 11:29 am
Would like to participate in this program. Please send any and all info I may need to be a part of. I have printed pattern pages and shipping point but want to make sure I have all info. I crochet and not knit but hopefully this will work..Thanks Joan
Maria Slayman said: December 21st, 2010 11:00 am
I recently inherited about 10 4 oz. skeins of 100% wool in a brown/fern green tweed. I am not a knitter and would like to contribute these to the cause. I will send them anywhere, please let me know if you could use this yarn. Thank you
Chris said: December 20th, 2010 10:52 am
Hi I am Chris from Glencoe, MN and our church had a sheep hunt where the finders of the sheep were rewarded with a pay-forward gift. With my gift I would like to donate a 180.00 to be used in your project. I was wondering if you could call me or e-mail because I have to report back to the church congreation on Sunday morning, Dec. 26th on what I did with the money. I look forward to hearing from you - 320-510-1168. Chris
Sandy Tracy said: December 17th, 2010 12:25 pm
I plan to knit some caps right after Christmas. Thank you for this inspirational project with all the tools we need to participate.
Nancy DeBruin said: December 16th, 2010 6:58 pm
I live in Winsted MN and have recently retired. I am very interested in knitting caps - however - I am a primary knitter and your pattern seems complicated. Please let me know if the posted knitting pattern is the only one used. God bless you for the ongoing endeavor!
Paula Hurley said: December 15th, 2010 10:44 am
I own Bellissima Yarns in Alexandria, MN and am so looking forward to helping with this great cause. My husband was active duty Air Force for 13 years. Paula Hurley
Steven Jelinek said: December 10th, 2010 6:24 pm
I am 1SG Jelinek. My wife Kim sent you my information last month. I wanted to let you know we received the caps you sent and have handled them out to all 130 Soldiers. We are really getting our use out of them. It's getting below freezing at nights and is staying cool even during the day. My Soldiers clear routes around Afghanistan and spend days on the road moving from site to site. Many nights are spent sleeping outside next to our trucks. Thanks again for the caps you and everyone else made for us. Thank You, 1SG Steven J. Jelinek
Jan Fyke said: December 8th, 2010 3:38 pm
Hi - I love that you do this. I just adopted a soldier through the Adopt a US Soldier program and one of the few things he asked for was knitted caps. I am definitely not a knitter, but would love to send him some. How do you decide where you send the caps? I would love to be able to send him some, and would be happy to donate for the yarn if it was at all possible. I live in Phoenix, and I don't think I'll find many places where I could even buy these. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for all you do!!
Edward Schumacher said: November 26th, 2010 8:13 pm
Hello, I’m a soldier in Afghanistan and my platoon recently received some hats you knitted. The wool material is nice because it is warm even when wet. It’s actually very cold here at night and the hats went fast as soon as the guys got word they were here. I picked a brown one and it fit well, but liked the tan, khaki and blue ones as well. Itâ??s a very nice thing you do. It is particularly special because I know how much time you put into them. My mom knitted and sewed items for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines for many years following the start of the two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She passed away a couple years ago, but others like you are continuing the work. I’ve never really been to Iowa. I drove up Interstate 29 once on my way home to Washington State from Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. It was December and the road was covered in ice. The wind blew snow sideways and visibility was about 40ft. So, I didn’t see much of Iowa. This platoon has couple guys from Washington State (like myself), a few from Wisconsin, and the rest are from around Minnesota. Its nice to know wherever we come from, that good people in our great nation pull together in a time war. Thank you for doing your part. Thanks for the prayers, they are always welcome. God bless you, 1LT Edward Schumacher 2nd Platoon Leader, 309th Engineer Company
Karen said: November 23rd, 2010 4:55 pm
I live in Apache Junction, AZ - is there someone I can contact in this area to get started. Thanks!
Holly Johson said: November 18th, 2010 11:43 am
My understanding is that the Marines are no longer receiving the helmet liners.The government is issuing regulation ones. Does that mean they won't take caps either?
Kim said: November 16th, 2010 6:28 pm
I received the email below from my Aunt Carolyn and understand that you make helmet liners for military personel serving over seas. My husband and his unit are currently serving in Afghanistan right now and with the weather getting cooler over there would love to benefit from your ministry. There are 130 men in the Army 309th Combat Engineer Company out of Brainerd MN. Is something you could do? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much for your ministry. What a blessing you are to all of those who serve! God Bless,
charles said: November 5th, 2010 9:04 pm
My fellow Sgt and I both received a knitted cap during our return flight to Afghanistan by one of your volunteers in the train in Atlanta airport, on behalf of my friend I would like to say thank you very much and the Soldiers who receive these do appreciate them very much. It is good to see that the American public still supports our troops after these long years. From the bottom of my heart I want to say Thank You.
denise Formolo said: November 4th, 2010 10:14 am
The 100 caps for Michigan will be coming to my office to be stuffed in Christmas stockings for our soldiers. We had a fund raiser on Oct. 24 Make a Difference Day and received enough items to fill 100 boxes with things for the soldiers from toothpast to silly string the caps are going to be a very nice addition to the box for our soldiers. We just had a deployment of soldiers from Gladstone, MI and will have another from Kingsford and Gladwin in 2012. Our non-profit is the LCPL. Eric Palmisano Care Package Project you can find us on the internet. We send care packages to soldiers throughout the year. We would love to send your grandson's a package if you would send us the mailing information. Thank you for helping us with our project. May God bless you and all your helpers.
Georgia said: October 26th, 2010 10:16 am
Last evening Compassionate Crafters, Big Lake, MN had an opportunity to surprise Marlys and Owen with 277 caps. What a joy filled evening we spent sharing our passion and giving for our troops.
Michelle said: October 23rd, 2010 4:20 pm
My son received one of your handmade caps and wore it regularly. When he visited us on his R&R I cleaned it for him, but he left it with me. I know he will treasure it for years. I am saving it for him when he returns. He never took the tag off so I was able to keep the instructions and your address. Your gift is appreciated and the time you put into even more. It is a gift he will have for years. Wisconsin is our home too. Sincerely, Joshua's Mom
Shelly said: October 19th, 2010 3:59 pm
I love this program. I am an avid knitter/crocheter. I have 7 children. 3 still at home, and 2 grandkids. We grow huge gardens in the summer, and are always very busy summer and winter, but I find time to knit/crochet these caps. If I can find time, I think anyone can. When I am at my busiest, I crochet them because it's quicker. I hope to find more time over the winter to make many more. The most rewarding thing is hearing the stories from our soldiers. I live in St. Michael, MN but my knitting group is Compassionate Crafters out of Big Lake, MN.
Lois said: October 6th, 2010 8:47 am
Back in July a friend in Sunburg cut an article out for me when I was visitting her. I tucked it in my bag and forgot about until it showed up this morning! It is a wonderful project and one I think I can do. I will get ack to you later. Thanks for your wonderful work!
Jane Baker said: September 28th, 2010 8:42 pm
Our church is in process of making hats and lap robes. We currently have 10 hats and 4 lap robes. I have a nephew currently overseas and we were planning on sending hats to him to hand out. What I do not know is when he is home where do I/we send hats and robes, as our church group would like to continue this project.
Nancy Tank Villard, MN said: September 21st, 2010 11:08 am
Bonnie Holm brought the pattern home from AZ last spring and I have been knitting ever since. I have announced it at church so we have others here that are knitting also. Super Project.
Georgia Thometz said: September 2nd, 2010 9:03 am
Marlys, Do you have a 501c status? I find that 18 rounds on the crochet hat are about the same as the knit one, is that OK? Working diligently and Compassionate Crafters now have at least 25 more done and still going. Blessings, Georgia
jp cola said: August 26th, 2010 2:50 pm
Hi marlys...jpcola at kwlm/q102/k100 and 106.5 the train...I would like to do an interview with you about your project...please give me a call at 320-214-6627. thanks. jp
Anna said: August 19th, 2010 11:06 am
Sounds like a wonderful project. I really love knitting and would love to knit for a good cause. How do i get started? Where should i send the hats once they are done?
Jean Braun said: July 31st, 2010 10:30 am
Because of you, I am now doing something worthwhile while I watch TV and feel good about myself. Thanks Marlys, hats off to you and my prayers are with you and your mission. Jeanie
Phyllis Mergen said: July 22nd, 2010 9:09 pm
Way to go Marlys. Great website. I am so proud of you. I will get knitting on something for you. I will even offer Chris R a knitting lesson. Keep up the good work and blessings to you and your group!
Nancy Dickerson said: July 22nd, 2010 1:37 pm
I presently have about 30 caps that I am planning on sending to the lady in Idaho who is collecting for a group. I will continue to knit for these wonderful men and women who are sacrificing so much for us.
Erik Johnson said: July 18th, 2010 9:53 pm
My name is Corporal Erik Johnson, and I serve with the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. During my deployment, I had the pleasure of working with the 204th Area Support Medical Company, of the MN National Guard. As a Regular Army Soldier, I had grown accustom to an age old belief that the National Guard wasn't as disciplined, well trained, or as professional as those of us who work for the Army as our career. However, the 204th ASMC blew that stereotype clean out of the water. They truly are an amazing group of healthcare providers, and Soldiers. The reason I am writing you today is to thank you for the support you and your group gave them, and through them, us. You see, we were attached to them, and they took us under their wing, and made us part of their own. Anything they received, whether it be support, care, packages... ANYTHING! They shared it with us. Your hats were one such thing. Even though it can get hotter out here then some ovens, it can also get extremely cold here too. And thanks to the advent of air-conditioning, it stays pretty chilly in my tent. I don't dare touch the thermostat control for fear of the AC breaking, and thus not having it anymore. So instead, I don one of your caps. This thing has served me well over the months. I wear it to bed, when I'm watching movies, playing games, or doing pretty much anything else here in my frigid tent. I really appreciate all you have done for us, the 204th ASMC, and any other Service Men and Women you have supported. My many thanks,
Ginger from North Dakota said: July 16th, 2010 8:44 am
I heard about this project and got the website from my niece in Big Lake MN. I plan to present this project to our Prayer Shawl group at Church and hopefully we will join in this very worthwhile effort.
Linda Gunter said: July 16th, 2010 7:12 am
Wonderful Marlys! Look at all the years you wasted at NWA!!!! It is an amazing thing you are doing. I know this means the world to the soldiers away from home. Christy loved all the packages when she was in Iraq, wish you were doing caps then!! I want a ticket to Oprah when you are make her show! See you soon I hope.
Chris Reitmeier said: July 15th, 2010 11:21 am
Marlys, what a great thing you are doing for the troops. Keep at it! This is a wonderful website also and I think this will keep growing and growing! Great job! You should be on Oprah! Maybe I will pursue that for you!!! Take care Marlys.
Grandma Shirley in Iowa said: July 14th, 2010 11:35 pm
This new web site is so exciting. I was probably one of the first 20 women to start helping Marlys, in Superstition Sunrise RV Park in Arizona, and look how far this project has gone. Congratulations Marlys. Keep up the hard work. Bless all the soldiers who are reading this, too.
Aaron said: July 11th, 2010 7:57 pm
I heard about you on The Men's Room in Seattle... If I heard it right, you are Ben's Grandma??? As a former Army Soldier deployed to Iraq in 2004-2005, I want to personally thank you for what you do... When I was there, we had hundreds of boxes stacked up with candy and beef jerky and toilet paper etc, but every once in a while we received some knitted caps or letters in crayon from kids... Stuff that means something... We dumped most of the candy on the Iraqi kids... It was halloween for them every day... I can personally attest that the cap I wore kept the sweat out of my eyes in the 160 degree heat... I want to make a donation for your cause, but it will have to be at the beginning of August when I have paid the bills... Please reply so I remember... Thanks again, and God Bless
Adam Spicer said: July 10th, 2010 9:24 pm
yes i heard about this site on the mens room, and i would love to have one i am in the navy and have been for 4 years. I would really like one so how do i go about getting one?
Kindy Bryson said: July 10th, 2010 4:54 pm
This is such a wonderful idea. How can I get started??
in.cog said: July 9th, 2010 6:40 p
Heard about this site from the mens room on kisw 99.9 seattle washington. Thank you for supporting our troops.
Dorothy Beyers said: July 9th, 2010 12:32 pm
Marlys: Love your blog. I check it every day as I do for our grandkids all over the world. I will keep my helmets until you get back to AZ.
Kathy said: July 7th, 2010 5:30 pm
You did a great job setting up the website. I will put a link to it on my blog. Thanks.
Jamie said: July 7th, 2010 3:26 pm
A note from a soldier in Iraq: Thank you Marlys, I dunk mine in ice water to run in and take it off about halfway through my jogs. 120 degrees is no joke. Please disseminate my thanks to all you wonderful ladies and good luck at the County Fair! -Jamie
Rene Johnson said: July 6th, 2010 11:31 am
Just loved your website. Will bring my hats to AZ in Nov. Sorry about the ankles. My hubby broke ribs this summer.
Connie L DiGiovanna said: July 5th, 2010 9:11 pm
You are awesome! really neat way for us all to communicate with you. I bought yarn in Portland and am making more hats here in OR. If you need them, just tell me how to get them to you. Connie
Clare Lund said: July 5th, 2010 7:48 pm
You did good! And you are an inspiration to us all. We at Cross of Calvary Church in Olivia made the hats for all our troops when they were in Iraq and for a Sniper team in Afghanistan. Thanks for getting us going.
Evelyn Libby said: July 4th, 2010 8:27 pm
I will take this info to my prayer shawl group on Tuesday to see if they would like to do this. Will let you know. Evelyn Libby
Ruth Larson said: July 3rd, 2010 7:00 pm
What a fantastic website you have! You are so dedicated, and the soldiers really appreciate all of your work.
Kay Smith said: July 3rd, 2010 4:56 pm
Your Web site is great, you go girl.
Peg Weiman said: July 2nd, 2010 10:21 pm
Marlys, you totally amaze me! Now you are a computer wiz too! Looks awsome! Keep on keepin' on!
Lois Doyle said: July 2nd, 2010 9:34 pm
Awesome, Marlys. What a great job on the web site. My needles are still working hard.
Darlene Thorpe said: July 2nd, 2010 10:05 am
Wonderful web site. You should be so proud of what you are doing, I feel really great that I am part of this with you. THANK YOU for asking Thursday night knitters for our help.
Kelly said: July 1st, 2010 5:06 pm
Awsome wedsite. I am so proud of you, Mom! I Love you!