The Red Scarf Project: Knit 2, Purl 2
Anyone who knows me knows that I love to knit (many thanks to my cousin Betty Jean for teaching me how all those years ago) and crochet, and always have several projects going at any given time...when I get tired of one, I'll pick up another. Recently, I've been working on a "replacement" baby blanket for Hannah by special request from her Mom, who says that the blankie I made when Hannah was born a few years ago is in need of being retired. It's a joy to work on, as it is a shell pattern with three pretty colors (white, baby pink, and bubble gum pink)...and it makes my heart sing to think a little girl needs another blankie from me!
Anyway, I followed a link on the Knitting feed the other day and discovered The Red Scarf Project ( http://www.orphan.org/red_scarf_project.xhtml ). I read about this wonderful mission of The Orphan Foundation of America ( http://www.orphan.org/ ), and dashed to my yarn stash to locate some soft, red yarn...enough to knit a scarf to donate. I had a whole skein of Rubine Red, left over from a sweater I made for Mom for Christmas, so grabbed some size 13 needles, cast on 36 stitches, and began: Knit 2, Purl 2. So far, it's about 35 inches long by 6 inches wide (although it's soft and stretchy).
This makes a nice scarf, especially if you make it a little longer than you think it ought to be...it's all the style, especially in London, where they double'em up before they loop'em through. I don't know whether I'll add fringe or not...I'll decide that when I've finished knitting it up. The only catch is I have to knit fast: they only accept donations of knitted scarves through the end of January...6 days to go! So I'd better quit blogging and start knitting!