Monday, August 18, 2008

Red Scarf Project

I've been meaning to knit a scarf for the Red Scarf Project all year. I started one last year at about this time and for some reason decided that sport yarn would be a good choice. I'm not a fast knitter and that meant that it was even slower to knit than it would have been if it had been worsted weight yarn so it didn't get done. But here it is time to think about the project again and this time I was wise and bought some new yarn from Double Ewe. Wonderful new yarn that Kelly is carrying. It's called Merino 5 and it is just yummy. Worsted weight merino yarn - soo soft. I'm loving this knit. I'm still slow, so let's hope I finish in time to send it in by Oct. 31.

The Red Scarf Project is organized to give a red (or other neutral color) scarf to young people that have timed out of the foster care system in our country. When a young person becomes 18 they are not eligible for foster care any more. Orphan Foundation of America helps them with their needs and is able to help many to go on to college. The scarves are distributed through their program and they need to be sent to:

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

Make sure to visit their website to find out what they need for sizes and weights of yarn and all. And have fun knitting!

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