Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bonus Post, because It's Important

As of today (Tuesday), the Orphan Foundation of America (address on the poster above) has just barely 1300 scarves. They need 3000 for the Red Scarf Project, to send in care packages to college students formerly in foster care, who are going it on their own.

So, since there's a four day weekend coming up for most of the USA, if you can, follow this plan (by Gale):
  1. Cast on for a red scarf and work on it as much as you can this week, and if you're in the US, especially over Thanksgiving. Pick a simple pattern and you'll maybefinish it by Sunday. Or next.
  2. Be thankful for whoever supported you with a care package when you were a student. Think what it would have been like without them. And if there wasn't anyone? Then you really know how it matters.
  3. Tell another knitter about it . There's info on the Red Scarf blog. And patterns.
  4. STEAL THE POSTER above and put it on your blog. Really! Right Click, hit "view image", save it somewhere on your drive, and upload it to wherever you upload your photos. Wheee!
  5. Call your local yarn store and tell them about this. If they need a poster to print out, there's one of this one, print sized, linked to the Red Scarf blog. Offer to print it out for them & hang it in the store. Maybe they want to offer a discount on any red yarn for one day to perk things up?
  6. Knit! Gale is determined to finish the one I'm on now, and crank one more by the December 15th deadline. I'm hoping to get at least one finished and shipped out before the deadline. It is do-able. Join us?
Gale's last pep talk on the subject is here; it has additional suggestions for helping out. When I read that post of hers, I remember thinking "oh, that would be kinda cool to do" - and promptly forgetting about it. But it means *so* much to the young men & women that receive these scarves, it's really worth it!

1 comment:

  1. You know I'm stealing this to post on my blog & as I will be all alone (except for 2 dogs) on Thanksgiving I will do the scarf.

    And thanks so much for the age difference but I hit (shutter....) 60 this past April, though I don't feel any different. It must be the hippie in me.

    Have a great holiday..
    Love ya, Darla


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