Saturday’s excursion to the National Museum of the Marine Corps was wonderful. A small group met at Knit Happens and shared some cookies and coffee before heading down I-95. The drive went rather fast, surprisingly. There was a great circle of knitters working away when we arrived and CNN was there to interview and film the group.
I must confess that I didn’t get very far while at the Museum, but here is where I am now, with the aid of some alcohol (it helps with the elbow pain) and and a couple of hours of free time:
The pattern is quite straightforward although incredibly specific (in true marine style). If you want to help out, they are trying to get a total of 500 helmet liners together before September, for a group of Marines being sent to Iraq. You can get the pattern here.
It is a great way to learn knitting in the round and decreases, as well as picking up stitches. You will need 16″ US6 and US8 needles for the project and a set of US8 double points.