Sunday, February 14, 2010

a big mwah for red scarf knitters & supporters

GZucker0110ofa_2333Today, Feb 14th,  there are about 2500 college students who used to be foster kids, looking something like this, thanks to you, Red Scarf knitters.GZucker0110ofa_2345
A few of this year's donations.  A random sampling. Quality? Oh yeah. We got quality. Look closer:GZucker0110ofa_2356GZucker0110ofa_2350GZucker0110ofa_2417GZucker0110ofa_2363GZucker0110ofa_2301 
Happy Valentines Day!
ps While scarves can be sent for 2010 care packages after September1st, you can donate anytime to the Red Scarf Fund for Foster Youth  to help former foster kids in college with small expenses, like broken glasses, and extra course supplies that run out , and emergency needs. (an aside- now that I have a son in college, I realize just how much these small emergency needs crop up.  Need a tie for an interview! Fee for a field trip that is sort of required! Lost a book! ) There's a link on Norma's blog, click from her sidebar- you know she's the one who started this fund,with the Orphan Foundation of America. 

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Anonymous Norma said...

Tears and hugs and huge smiles from me! Happy Valentine's Day!!! OMG will you LOOK at those gorgeous scarves???

Wonderful, just WONDERFUL! *sniff*

11:10 AM  
Blogger Trinity said...

Hooray! What a great project. Thanks for the prompt to donate my (non-red) scarf! I am glad to have been a part of the project. I'll have to keep my eye out for something red to contribute for next year.

11:10 AM  
Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Hey Trinity, good to hear from you. The non-red scarves are appreciated too. Not to worry!

11:12 AM  
Blogger livnletlrn said...

Leah is psyched to see her basketweave scarf ( ) in the center of the table in the 2nd picture! We totally forgot that this is the time of yr when the scarves are distributed, so thanks for the reminder and happy V day!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Once again, excellent photos, Gale! All of the reddish scarves look great! Happy Valentine's Day to all. I'm proud to have been a participant!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

The scarves are fantastic this year! Hooray!!!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Joansie said...

Definitely beautiful scarves and great pictures (of course). I'm knitting on my red scarf to donate while watching the Olympics.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Such a beautiful cause. Your photos are beautiful and those scarves !!!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow! Great pictures - it's so nice to see the results of everyone's hard work represented in your amazing photos. Thanks and hugs to all.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...


5:41 PM  
Blogger gayle said...

I'm so glad to have taken part. Thanks for the photos - beautiful!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Manise said...

What a beautiful sight! They are gorgeous and the smiles the scarves elicit is truly priceless and a joy to behold! How exciting to see my palindrome scarf featured in your photo.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

Great pictures! And high quality scarves there - congrats to norma and you for getting this all out there.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Tracey said...

And a big thanks to all those who helped pack up the care packages during Washington's (first) storm of the century. I can't believe they got it done!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

GORgeous photos! and thank you!

12:30 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth a airhart said...

thank you lovely and loveing photos

i am also am happy to have been a part of red scarf these past few years -the faces are so sweet

this is the place we are for now
but not for always bona fide

6:33 PM  
Blogger JelliDonut said...

Thank you for the lovely photos. I plan to participate again, and hopefully, send more scarves.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Look at all that ravishing red! To say nothing of those beautiful young people so splendidly scarfed. It makes me want to start working on next year's scarves, which I'm sure is the intention... and I'll get right on it as soon as I clear a few UFOs off my plate.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Beautiful people (donors and donees) and beautiful scarves. This year I hope to have fewer deadline knitting projects and get one or more made for the cause.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Gotta Knit! said...

Excellent. The scarves were all beautiful.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

As an adoptive mother, I love this project! Wonder when that last photo was taken? That looks just like my scarf on the young lady in the foreground.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Knitting Bee said...

Wow! all those red scarfs look glorious! so many different textures and red hues, real eye candy!

12:09 AM  
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