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Shandeh 09-14-2006 02:10 PM

RED SCARF PROJECT - Charity for Orphans
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Mo0nAngel told me about this really cool charity knitting project called "The Red Scarf Project". All you have to do is knit a scarf and mail it off. It will be sent to an orphan in college, who never gets mail from family like their friends do. I'm in!

Hildegard_von_Knittin 09-14-2006 02:35 PM

thanks shandeh

aylaanne 09-14-2006 07:42 PM

I'm so going to do this. Thanks for the tip!

cheesiesmom 09-15-2006 09:35 AM

I saw this project a few days ago and have my red yarn (Wool-Ease Red Sprinkle) ready to go. Right after the Caps to the Capitol Project.

I was browsing the Orphans Foundation site for more info. BEWARE!!! I'm sitting in my office at work with tears flowing full blast. Maybe I'm just getting sentimental in my old age.

The site also has a nifty pattern developed by Lily Chin which I thought I would try. It's a reversible mock cable.

Shandeh 09-15-2006 11:26 AM

Those orphan pages are a real tear-gusher! I have a real heart for orphans, because my family has experienced adoption. It's heart-breaking for the one who sacrifices the child, and SO good for the child who is being adopted. Just another page in life's twists and turns.

After looking at this website, I realized that I haven't been mailing anything to MY kids at college! I'm a BAD mom. :oops:

slgn 09-15-2006 11:40 AM

very cool thanks for posting this!

I see that they don't want them until January (they are distributed for Valentine's Day). That gives me plenty of time to work it in between now and New Year's and maybe do a couple...

hmm... what to make, what to make... (he he another reason to go buy yarn. YAY)

JudyD 09-15-2006 01:07 PM

Re: RED SCARF PROJECT - Charity for Orphans
I decided to add the red scarf project to my list of charity knitting. The Lily Chin Gramercy Merino yarn is the official yarn of the Red Scarf Project according to the Lily Chin site. A bit pricey for charity knitting. I stopped by one of the local yarn markets today and got some very nice Patons 100% wool on sale...God is good!

Judy D

Shandeh 09-15-2006 01:46 PM

Well, that doesn't surprise me coming from Lily Chin. I wish we ALL had that kind of money, but unfortunately we don't. The website I posted doesn't "require" any particular yarn. They just say to make it soft.

SabrinaJL 09-15-2006 02:09 PM

Would Plymouth Encore be a good yarn for this?

slgn 09-15-2006 03:17 PM

yeah, I'm thinking about KP Swish or maybe Andrean Silk... :thinking:

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