Plugging Red Scarf

I'm hard at work on that Yarn Harlot stitch scarf--red tweed, and it's getting longer! I'm almost done with skein #1, and think I will use about half of #2, so it's long but not ridiculously long. It's for the Red Scarf project, a cause I think is really deserving, and for which I intend to go whole hog when it comes time to ship it--

[Sorry about the funky "button" I have had in my margins for a few weeks now. Melissa designed it last year (that's not the funky part!) but I have still not learned how to import the info and create a working link-button. Need to get one of the DDs to help me past this bit of a learning hump.]

Here is more info about the project from their website:

The Red Scarf Project, a project of the Orphan Foundation of America, or Orphan.org, collects red (and other unisex-colored) scarves to send in Valentine's Day care packages to college students who have aged out of foster care. These brave young people are going it on their own and trying to improve their lives and the community by attending college. The care packages are welcome tokens of encouragement to young people who otherwise receive little to no mail. Your scarf should be soft (any material), unisex design, and approximately 60 inches long by 5 to 8 inches wide. Machine washable is a plus, but it is not absolutely necessary.

In other news, I am also working on slippers I started last night in a great yarn, and with a NEW STITCH. Can't stop with the Yarn Harlot scarf stitch--I am climbing my learning curve fast now. This is what the book describes as double knit (but it's not two layer knitting--I don't know why they call it that) and it makes a really pretty pattern. Having said that, I may frog this and start again so that I can get it totally right--see the parts where I seem to have messed up the pattern?

Hope you're getting in all the knitting you desire!

1 comment:

Jejune said...

The Red Scarf project sounds like a really worthwhile cause - good on you for contributing :)

Good luck with the slippers - they're looking great already!