How convenient !I needed something to show,
and last week's pitstop near DC caught my mom with three scarves she & her buddy Claire knit for this year's Orphan Foundation of America's Red Scarf Project, which sends a handknit red scarf to approximately 2500 former foster kids now attending college. FYI: The scarves should be sent to the OFA by December 15th, they get sorted and mailed on Valentine's Day.*
This one is knit from the same Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted in Wine Splash I showed last week
, she can't remember which scarf pattern, it was a 2 or 4 row repeat she downloaded. The red tweed one was Claire's; Claire said she had trouble following her directions, so the stitch is not as it was supposed to be but it looks pretty good in a different way.
The last one is Wavy, from Knitty 06,
in Cascade 220 superwash. Although Leo is a Miami-based college student who doesn't need a woolly scarf and, anyway, eschews handknits (I know!? let's not go there!
) he modeled it to prove that it looks pretty good on a guy even if he's making faces..
• red or non-gender color yarn, any weight except super bulky (it mails in a fed ex box)
• any knit , crocheted or woven pattern that suits either gender. Lacy, not so much.
• 5-8" wide, about 60" or so long
The folks at the OFA are not weighing and measuring with scientific instruments, it's guidelines, don't fret! Send them by December 15 and feel good. Or, you can feel just as good by sending a donation of gift cards or money to suport the kids who have no "home" to call for reinforcements. Go, cast on for one. Or send. Today.
A few remaining red leaves. Just for inspiration. Doncha love red with light blue?
Labels: handknit, knitting, OFA, photography, red scarf project, yarn