my scarf for the OFA red scarf fund drive has been growing, with a row added here and a row added there throughout our travels. the other night we took my mom and my aunt to the movies and i knit a couple of repeats while we waited for it to start (i’m not really into knitting during the film, but it was way too dark in there anyhow).
when i was writing about it today, i went to norma’s blog to get a link and found the following important announcement:norma says that the scarf drive is in dire need of more scarves. apparently, it has not been a good year for collecting and they are very short of their goal.
so please, if you can find it in your heart and hands to make a quick scarf and mail it by december 15th, will you consider supporting the drive in this way?
these scarves are included (along with other goodies) in care packages that are sent to hardworking college kids who have aged out of the foster care system and therefore, do not have a family network supporting their progress. OFA makes sure that these kids have scholarships, supplies, counseling, and other things they need to finish their education; it is a most worthy cause.
your scarf does not have to be red or fancy in any way! a simple unisex scarf in a gender-neutral color, fiber, and stitch pattern is perfect—the guidelines and address for sending are in norma’s post today, along with a list of free patterns that you can use. it’s a great stash-buster project and something you can make a lot of headway on over thanksgiving (maybe even by knitting with friends and family instead of shopping!). you might even have one stashed away for gifting that would be perfect.
i was going to knit on other things tonight and tomorrow, but instead, i think i’ll boogie on my scarf—that might give me time to knit another one by the deadline, once i get home. wanna join me for a red scarf mini KAL?? how about if we have a prize?? pleeeze?
here’s what we’ll do: we’ll create a stickied thread in the the knitspot ravelry group where you can post a photo of your completed red scarf project and chat with other participants. everyone who commits to making a scarf can participate there, but only those that post a photo of a completed scarf will be eligible for a drawing to be held at the end.
on december 16th, we’ll pull one name from the ravelry thread (it MUST be someone who posted a completed scarf) and send that person a wonderful surprise package.