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The Victory Gardens of WWII

Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII

Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world.

Operation Footlocker

Turn your students into history detectives as they ponder over the origins and uses of these intriguing pieces of WWII history.

Knit Your Bit frequently asked questions

 
***Please don’t forget to include your contact information with your scarves so I can recognize and thank you.  Include your email if you are interested in updates!***

Does my scarf have to follow the pattern?

The pattern is merely a reference. Some prefer knitting on the pattern, and others will enjoy varying their stitches and such. Feel free to create. You have two patterns to choose from the three-stripe and the V for victory, but again, it’s only a suggestion. I’ll gladly distribute your scarves, no matter what they look like!

Can I use other yarn?

You may use any yarn, any color. Please keep in mind that the overwhelming majority of scarves will go to male vets when you are choosing your yarn.

Is there a deadline?

The project is ongoing and I will be making distributions as scarves come in. So keep knitting, and your scarf will certainly make it to a veteran!  I will try to get as many out for some holiday cheer as possible, get them in by early December if you would like to share some warmth.

Can I enclose a note to the veterans who will receive my scarves?

Absolutely! Just mark the note, “Dear Veteran” or some way so that I know it’s meant for them and not for me! Again, if you hope to correspond with the veteran who receives your scarf, include a note or card specifically for them, in addition to an address label so I know where to send your deserved certificate.

How should I package my scarves?

The easiest way for me to receive your scarves and then send them on to veterans is if you fold them up and place them in any box or envelope that you want. I will then include a card stating your first name, last initial and where you are from. For example, my scarf says: Lauren H. New Orleans, LA.

My knitting/crochet group wants to participate. Anything I should know?

For the group leaders out there: Firstly, thank you for making this a true community effort! If you mail all of your scarves together, make sure you send the names of each participant so I can make a certificate and letter for each person who creates a scarf. Additionally, I would be thrilled if you could snap a picture of your group in action and either email it to me, if a digital camera, or put it in the box with your scarves, if a print.

***Please don’t forget to include your contact information with your scarves so I can recognize and thank you.  Include your email if you are interested in updates!***

 

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