Thursday, January 21, 2010

calling all knitters and crocheters {is that a word???}

i have a project for you.....

to crochet or knit a scarf for foster care teens.  the website craft hope was mentioned on another blog i read,, and i checked it out.  they do craft projects for all different charities, groups of people, communities and even countries {check out their work for haiti!}. 

Their most recent craft project is:  Project 6 : : Foster Care Teens.  They have partnered with Orphan Foundation of America’s Red Scarf Project to help provide warm scarves.  below i have listed the main guidelines, but please read here for even more details on the Red Scarf Project. 

    ** Scarf Size: Approximately 60" long and 5" to 8" wide. Scarves should be long enough to be 
        wrapped around the neck, with tails long enough to be tied in the front.

    **Style: Think unisex collegiate. Ask yourself if your son, brother, and/or husband would enjoy receiving
       the scarf. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should drape and tie easily.

    **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

    **Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or 
        multicolor hues including red. Other unisex colors, including black, navy, teal, olive or gold are also

    **Finished and tagged: Yarn ends should be securely sewn in. For a personal touch, attach a tag saying 
        "Handmade for You" with your first name, city, and group affiliation, if any. Donors have also included
        washing instructions, messages of encouragement, gift cards, burger bucks, books of stamps, etc.

so, i know some of you readers out there {in particular mom, grandma, aunt kathy if you are reading, and sarah} know how to either knit or crochet and i challenge you to make a scarf for this cause.  the deadline is valentines day, february 14th and they should be mailed to:

Orphan Foundation of America

The Red Scarf Project

21351 Gentry Drive

Sterling, VA 20166
happy knitting and crocheting!

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