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KathyT
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Posted - 07/18/2002 :  6:43:43 PM  Show Profile Send KathyT a Private Message
Seamen's Church Institute has a program where you can knit sweaters, scarfs, mittens and hats for seamen who work on the open seas during the winter months. I have requested some information and I just wondered if anyone else has done something with this organization or something like it.

Thanks. KathyT

schoolmama
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Posted - 07/19/2002 :  6:08:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit schoolmama's Homepage Send schoolmama a Private Message
Hi, I am married to a former sailor, and I have knit for him. Does that count?? But, I had heard of another group that makes stuff for seamen, too, socks, etc. I would like to do things like that. I already do make hats, socks and scarves and some of them go to a charity type of thing locally.

"OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE LOST, I MISS MY MIND THE MOST!"
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KathyT
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USA
169 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2002 :  6:12:15 PM  Show Profile Send KathyT a Private Message
Well, this is what I found out about and the website about it. It's called "Christmas-at-Sea" a program of the Seamen's Church Institute of NY and NJ. An ecumentical not-for-profit organization found in 1834. It's most beloved program is the Christmas-at-sea which supplies gift packages to deep-sea and river mariners working on Christmas Day. The highlight of each package is a hand knit vest, watch cap, and scarf set or socks.


Here's the website for anyone interested:

http://www.seamenschurch.org/cas.htm

Sorry, I don't know how to do the link thingie!

KathyT


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KathyT
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USA
169 Posts

Posted - 07/20/2002 :  6:13:14 PM  Show Profile Send KathyT a Private Message
Oh! It linked for me without me knowing it! Great!
KathyT

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schoolmama
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Posted - 07/20/2002 :  9:27:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit schoolmama's Homepage Send schoolmama a Private Message
Thanks, Kathy, it worked for me, too. I printed the sock and cap patterns. I am trying to start a group of ladies making things for people, so maybe they would like to do this, too. Barb

"OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE LOST, I MISS MY MIND THE MOST!"
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KathyT
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USA
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Posted - 07/21/2002 :  12:46:03 PM  Show Profile Send KathyT a Private Message
Barb: I have started the watch cap - the patterns are so easy that this is a great project to work on when I am a little tired and don't want to work on something complicated but want to knit something - I don't want to call knitting mindless, but I think you know what I mean!

I will probably only get a few things done by Christmas (I don't see on the website that there is any deadline as to when to have these done by....) but I am sure whatever we send will be appreciated!

I think having a group do something like this is a great idea - and the patterns are easy enough for beginners as my 11 year old is making a scarf!

KathyT

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schoolmama
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Posted - 07/21/2002 :  4:48:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit schoolmama's Homepage Send schoolmama a Private Message
Sounds good. I will be gone to camp this week to work, so may take the watch cap pattern and some yarn along, for something easy to do during quiet times. Barb

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