Monday, November 22, 2010

3 weeks is plenty time to red scarf

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How convenient !I needed something to show, 5133_GaleZuckerRTrip1110
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.*
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 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. 
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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..
*All  Red Scarf Project details here .
Essentials:
• 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?

10 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Got mine ready to mail. Well, knitted anyway. I must get the Yarnery to put a reminder on their page.

gayle said...

Almost done knitting. Thanks for the deadline reminder!

Ellen Bloom said...

Sent mine in to the OFA! Your Mom and Son are excellent models! LOVE those red scarves!

Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

Gooo mom's red door!
Gooo Mom for getting Claire to knit too!
Gooo Gale for inspiring all this red scarf knitting!
Gooo Leo for modeling even though he didn't feel like it!

(My job is to be your cheerleader)

Jennifer said...

Wow - this is by far one of my favorite red scarf OFA posts in knitterdom. Great pictures - great scarves - great project. Thanks for the reminder.

Lisa/knitnzu said...

I love that she's standing in front of a red door! I sent mine off a couple weeks ago... next time I'll choose an easier pattern and maybe make 2. Tendonitis cuts down on the knitting, you know?

twinsetellen said...

I, once again, am not going to get one knit. Thanks for the out of sending some bucks to help with the shipping, etc. I can do that in time!

woolanthropy said...

The scarves look great. And I love red and light blue together too.

Anonymous said...

finishing up scarves 3 and 4...they will be sent out the end of next week, I hope.

and if you ever find out what pattern was used for the scarf in the "Wine Splash" colorway, I'd really like to know! it's gorgeous!

Gwen

kelli ann said...

all 3 are fabulous!