Havelock knitting group gives gifts to deploying Marines

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 04:57 PM.

Her husband said the gifts were appreciated.

"It’s great," he said. "The guys and my captain are all excited. They appreciate everything. It’s like being able to bring a piece of home from people we know who care back home with you overseas. It’s good to know that somebody cares. It will be cold when we land so it will come in handy, especially on the plane and all that."

Roberts said all the afghans are camouflaged except for four — the group ran out of camouflaged colors — and are in all different sizes.

"We’ve got four that aren’t camouflaged. We tried until we gave out of camouflaged colors," Roberts said.

But as it turns out, there will be four ladies in the group.

"We wanted them to be big enough so that if they were cold on their cot asleep or whatever and they just wanted to throw something over them, it would be able to cover them," Roberts said.

Last year, the group made helmet liners for the Marines. They have also have made baby blankets for new military mothers, and blankets and hats for premature babies and for the Linus project.

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