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Red Scarves

I got busy this weekend, and I was able to finish 2 red scarves. I hope to have them in the mail in a day or two. The one on the left is knitted and the one on the right is crocheted. I have more details up on my blog.

Also, looking ahead, there was a post up over at 25 Things for Charity yesterday about a new drive to collect hats for children that Afghans for Afghans is organizing. They are looking for hats in primary colors. I don’t know how much press this has gotten so far, so I thought I would let you all know about it.

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Last week or so, Heather asked for ideas for future projects for this group, and when I answered her in the comments, Project Spectrum jumped into my head for a couple of reasons. First, I thought “well, we are the Red Scarf KAL”, so Project Spectrum seemed like a natural fit.

I had also just been following some links to cancer and awareness ribbon colors, and seeing all the colors and causes listed here, here and here also made me think of Project Spectrum and kind of got the creative juices flowing.

Anyway, Heather and I are thinking that it might be interesting to follow the Project Spectrum guidelines as we create for various charities throughout the year. Who knows where it might lead us? Any thoughts?

Hi, my name is Priscilla, and I joined this KAL this week, so I thought I should briefly introduce myself. I grew up knitting and crocheting. I don’t actually remember learning either craft. My mother and grandmother always had projects going, and I just picked it up from them. I’m still learning and trying new techniques, though. Just this year I took classes in Fair Isle and sock knitting.

I was a college student long enough to earn a Ph.D, and I have taught college courses as an adjunct professor. So I have a lot of empathy for college students. I think that is why the Red Scarf Project is so important to me. I made a scarf for the OFA last year all by myself. But it is much more fun to see what everyone else is making and share the experience with knitters from all over.

I started my first red scarf this week. Details and photos are on my blog. I am hopeful I can make more than one before the January deadline. Take care and happy knitting!

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FINISHED SCARF TALLY: 19 Knit a red (or other) scarf for the Red Scarf Project! Create a Wordpress ID and send your email to one of us: Heather or Amber. Read more about this knitalong up there in Knitalong Guidelines. Here are some buttons for you, please download first!