Friday, October 15, 2010

Opportunities Abounding

It's been one of those weeks where my life decides to impose on my knitting. I hate when that happens. Still, some things are important, so here's a PSA (two, actually). My favorite (all right all right, my only) charity knitting groups are in need. It's time to hop back on the charity knitting bandwagon.

Red Scarf, 2010. Made famous by Now Norma Knits, it's taken on a life of its own. Details at OFA. The request is out for red (or other unisex color) scarves for Valentine's Day care packages for college students who grew up in the foster care system but were never adopted. That still astounds and amazes me. Never made part of a family, but they've gotten themselves together enough to tackle college. Scarves are being accepted now through December 5. The princess has started an Island Embrace scarf. I've gotten the ScWiNoNa going in Lorna's Laces Brick.

The Princess assures me it's not pink, it's orange. I may have used Red Scarf as an excuse to order something from Brooklyn Tweed. I'll be making it in Long Johns.

Afghans for Afghans Campaign for Youth. Details here. Knit-and-Crochet-along is here. Pretty much anything and everything to keep 7 through 16 year olds warm (except, I think, scarves). Due date is December 2010/January 2011. Time for me to finish those Green Mountain Spinnery sweaters.

And even if I don't? Once Her Highness gets her latest pair of a4A socks done, I'm getting rid of that purple sweater.

Charity knitting: the perfect opportunity to rid my knitting bags of those unsightly half-finished projects and my stash baskets of that pesky yarn.


PghCathy said...

My 2 scarves for RSP are waiting for the finishing touches (ends woven in & blocking). I made Joanne Seiff's Gator scarf & Kathy Zimmerman's Twisted Rib. I discovered RSP either through you or Margene over at Zeneedle.

This morning I wound some Cascade 220. I'm ready to cast on a sweater for a4A.

And my needles!

Julie McC. said...

Whoa! Two finished scarves? Now I'm all inspired to stick to my needles.

Debbie said...

Love your scarf project! Have you seen www.knit-a-square .com? Knit-a-Square is a volunteer organization in South Africa that asks for 8 inch knitted or crocheted squares that they make into blankets for children affected by AIDS. A wonderful charity and a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn. Check it out!

PghCathy said...

Julie...don't be terribly impressed. Scarf #1 was knit in Jan while at Sanibel. I needed to knit, but something not terribly difficult...I was on vacation.

Debbie, thanks for the website. Sometimes I just need mindless knitting & 8" squares could be just the thing. And great stash busters!