The Red Scarf Project, a project of the Orphan Foundation of America, or Orphan.org, collects 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.
Mail it to:
Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
..but not until September 1, 2009-December, 2009.
Please read all the info in this blog. Most of your questions will be answered here.
Also, please check out the Red Scarf Ravelry group.
If you still have questions that remain unanswered, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is another version of the ever-popular, classic, and oh-so-wonderful Irish Hiking Scarf finished by Paula, whose blog name, PJBKnits, makes me think about dyslexic peanut butter and jelly, for some strange reason......
Liz K. finished an Andean Silk scarf AND she will give away some of this lovely yarn to a lucky commenter. There's only one catch. Of course I highly approve of the catch. So get yourself over to her blog and comment, win the yarn, and make another scarf for the project!
Donna in Virginia has completed three scarves for the project. Aren't they wonderful? Donna explains that the colors are accurate except for the one on the right, which looks pink but is really a classic red. Well done, Donna!
Wendy got out her Barbara Walker and made a scarf with a geometric design. She is going to add a note with the scarf explaining the choice of design and how it is made. Nice touch! By the way, personal notes and small gift cards are encouraged to be included with your scarves. It's not at all mandatory, of course, but would be a very nice gesture.
Ms. Smartypants Adelaide said she was entering the following scarf for valuable prizes. And so she shall be! (entered)
Me, I just want cash. I finished my multi-directional one. It is really quite scrumptious with the naked eye. I cannot seem to convince the digital camera, on this gray day with no model, of that fact, though. Here's the best I could do: The pattern is so much fun to do and not nearly as complicated as it looks. I'm glad I tried it.
Lyssa finished a soft and lovely scarf the other night. She's thinking of putting beaded fringe on it. I can't wait to see it with the fringe!
Andrea made this pretty basketweave scarf. Yum. Great photo, too!
Also, bravo to the Quad City SnB'ers for all the scarves they are cranking out. This is a completed one by Claire's (of the group) coworker.
Alison has finished two scarves and will send photos soon, I hope. Kate on Vancouver Island has finished one, as well.
Thank you, everyone! You knitters and crocheters are on FIRE!
This has been a busy and distracting week, so I wouldn't be surprised if I forgot to upload a photo or two. If you notice that I have not put your scarf in, don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com. When emailing about the scarves, almost everyone (maybe everyone) has already done this and it makes it so much easier -- put "Red Scarf" in the subject line. Thanks!