Well, I know I'm a little late, but I decided to join in the Knit For our Troops effort, sponsored by the Denver Public Library. I knew that demand for warm fuzzies wasn't going anywhere, as Obama keeps saying he will increase troop numbers in Afganistan (where it is bloody cold BTW). As I sat in my Econ class knitting, the teacher had to ask, "why doesn't the Army issue a wool helmet liner to all soldiers?".
Good Question, why are the armed forces depending on home crafters to make people comfortable? Nonetheless, I am knitting up a couple of helmet liners from a bag of vintage wool my mom grabbed at an estate sale.