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Old 10-07-2007, 09:17 AM   #31
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I mailed my 2 yesterday but I forgot to take pictures I was just so excited to finally be finished and get them in the mail. I used a really pretty navy blue and autumn red both were Simply soft. I did them both side by side at the same time on a really long circular needle. The red was a simple cable up the middle and the blue was a basket weave.
They were fun to do. I kept thinking about who might wear them and how they probably hadn't had a ton of hand knits in their lives. It just made me feel all warm and gooey inside!
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:19 PM   #32
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Way to go Holly!

I'm still working on mine.....I know....I'm late!
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:10 PM   #33
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Well, here is my red scarf that I'm sending today. I going to try to make another one over the weekend to get it out before the deadline! I just love the idea for this cause.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:46 AM   #34
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Knitknut, that's BEAUTIFUL!
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I checked the website today and there is a very touching 'thank you' on the main page, lower left side of page. Also, there are a few pictures posted on the Red Scarf page. The students have big smiles on their faces!

I'm so glad I did this, and I want to do it again the next time. Does anyone know if they always have it at the same time every year (September thru October)?
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I checked the website and it looks like the dates for the next Red Scarf project will be between September 1 through October 15, 2008.

It will be here before you know it, so I thought I'd post this in case you want to get started or at least start thinking about it.
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Do the scarves have to be acrylic? It might say on the website, but I can't find it if it does. I have some burgandy wool in my stash that would be very nice.
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Do the scarves have to be acrylic? It might say on the website, but I can't find it if it does. I have some burgandy wool in my stash that would be very nice.
Last year I used a worsted weight acrylic. I think the main thing they are looking for is something soft. Here is what the website has for yarn:

"Yarn: Preferably DK, double fingering-weight, worsted weight, or light bully yarns. No laceweight, super-chunky, or mohair yarns as there are many people who find mohair too itchy. The yarn should be soft. "
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jdee - I was looking around on the website and there is a message and pattern from Lily Chin. The pattern has this:

Materials: Lily Chin Signature Collection “Gramercy” (100% extra fine superwash merino wool) - the official yarn of the Red Scarf Project of the Orphan Foundation, 127 yds/50g - 5 balls. Knitting needles size 6 or size to get gauge.

Surely wool must be okay if the 'official' yarn is a superwash merino.
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Oops! My burgandy has so mohair in it. But that's ok, because I have a skein of Woolease that's a red tweed. It will make a nice scarf for someone. It looks like I'll only be able to make one, because I've got so many other projects going. I'm making a prayer shawl for my niece, HAP rectangles, plus I've started Christmas gifts. But I really wanted to make at least one.
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