Saturday, August 16, 2008

Red Scarf Project

It's time for the Red Scarf Project again. This worthy cause is a project of the Orphan Foundation of America and they aim to cover the necks of as many college-bound foster youth as they can. That's where we come in as knitters. It's simple: pick out some soft, red yarn, knit up a scarf (there are pattern suggestions and size guidelines on the OFA website linked above), and mail it in during September and October. Including a note or gift card with the scarf is appreciated but not mandatory. Donations to help with the project's mailing costs are also gratefully accepted.

The address to mail scarves is:

Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166

I've made scarves the past two years and am about to choose my yarn and pattern for this year.

This one's a little dark, but you get the idea. I used Rowan Plaid in a combination of red and black.

This was made out of Cascade 220 superwash and came out nice, bright, and soft.

Don't know yet what this year's will be, but I know for sure there will be a scarf made. I encourage you to do the same. It doesn't take much time and it feels great.

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