Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Red Scarf Project 2007

My on-the-go stash-busting charity-knitting project for the last few weeks:


Pattern: LMKG's Cashmere Scarf -- it just a very simple rib pattern
Yarn: KnitPicks Andean Silk, cranberry. This yarn is super-soft and makes a perfect scarf. This is the third scarf I have knitted with this yarn, and would do it again!

It is for the Red Scarf Project, for inclusion in care packages for college-bound foster kids. Check out Norma's blog dedicated to the project to learn more and to see lots more fantastic scarves.

And in honor of our 200th post here on XRK, I have 4 balls of this gorgeous yarn I am willing to give to a lucky reader, as long as you promise to use it for the Red Scarf Project 2007. It truly is perfect scarf yarn, but I just don't have enough time to knit a second scarf between now and the deadline in January.

Leave your promise in the comments, winner chosen at random!

57 comments:

Angelika said...

I wasn't planning on signing up for another KAL, but if it's for a good cause like this one, I wouldn't mind doing some overtime.

Mo said...

You encouraged me to see what I have in my stash. The only red I could find is in Cotton Ease. Do you think that would be warm enough for a scarf?

Cookie said...

What a lovely scarf!

Thanks for the reminder. I need to knit another scarf or two for RSP07.

Terri D. said...

Gorgeous scarf, lucky recipient, very worthy cause. Thanks for the prompt to knit to make someone happy.

Norma said...

To answer Mo's question, yes, Cotton Ease would be perfectly fine for a scarf. Don't forget, some of the students are not in northern climes, and as Annalisa (the director of the program) said to me, the scarves are often a fashion statement. And Cotton Ease is nice and soft and machine washable. Everybody wins.

Nicole said...

I would be thrilled to get the yarn to make another scarf! I'm working on one at work... could definitely use another "on-the-go" commuter project soon!

Angie said...

I promise to knit another Red Scarf for the Orphan project with this yarn if I win the contest.

Ann said...

Great scarf Liz! I'm casting on for the RSP07 this week. And I truly love the Jawbreaker from your previous post!

200 ... wow, who knew we had so much to say?

Jersey Shore Deb said...

I am working on my Red Scarf now, but would love to make another one with the yarn you are offering. It's such a good cause.
--Deb

Dorothy said...

Is that Cartridge Belt Rib or Mistake Rib? It looks really good, whatever it is.

I've been looking for some red yarn good enough to wear around the neck so I can knit my Red Scarf contribution up. If I win, I promise to knit it into a scarf for the project.

HPNY Knits said...

looks all cozy and warm!
I made one, and on the second. its a great idea.
:-)

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

I am down for knitting a red scarf with this lovely yarn. I want to help make someone's life a little happier

Julie said...

The scarf is beautiful. I have made 2 Red Scarves and have the yarn for a third. My plan is to make 6 (hopefully I'll accomplish that). I'd love to work with that lovely yarn :P)

Manise said...

Great scarf for a wonderful cause. Count me in for the yarn- would love to knit one for Red Scarf.

babette said...

Ohhh, would love to try that yarn :))) I have finished a Red Scarf, but have yet to post a photo to Norma. I am about to start a second Red Scarf with some Cascade 220 that I have- just haven't decided on a pattern yet!

The Purloined Letter said...

Great scarf--and great project. I'll put my name in!

Wendy said...

It is awesome how many Red scarves are being produced. I have already done one and plan on doing some more. Here is a link to the one I did http://strings-n-strands.blog-city.com/red_scarf_gloves_and_more.htm
I would like to a chance to win the yarn for another red scarf

Stephanie said...

I just finished 3 scarves out of Andean Silk and I love it. I've been loooking through my stash for red for the Red Scarf Project but can't seem to find any. I'm on board with the Project. If I can get some free red yarn, all the better.

Carla said...

I have my red scarf started- must get back to that! Yours looks great!

Lucia said...

That's a stunning scarf. Brava! I just ordered yarn for two more scarves, though, so I'll pass on the drawing.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Sure, I'd knit a scarf for the project...your yarn beats anything I've got! :-)

Elizabeth said...

I'm knitting a scarf now, but more red yarn for scarves is always good. I'd knit more with more yarn.

Victoria said...

Your generosity has encouraged me to commit to knitting for this cause.

Emily G said...

More red yarn is always great! I have actually already finished two scarves (yes, Norma, I will send pictures to the RSP07 blog) and am a little more than halfway through a third. I can't buy any more yarn (my poor graduate student budget won't allow it) so please sign me up for the drawing.

Thanks!

Emily

Lana said...

Such a lovely scarf! I'd love to knit up a red scarf with that yarn:D

Teresa said...

Just wanted to remind people that the scarf doesn't need to be red just gender neutral. So if you have some nice green that could work as well.

kmkat said...

I would totally knit a scarf for the Project if I win. Then the 2 balls of red alpaca I just ordered could be for me ;-)

Chris said...

Love that scarf! And I'd be happy to knit another scarf for RSP7, especially in that yarn.

michelle b said...

You supply the yarn and I'll supply the knitting time for the project. Found you from Norma's blog. I don't have my own blog, but I read many

Kathy said...

Oooh - I've knitted with that before and it's lovely stuff. I've made one Red Scarf so far and have been looking around for more red yarn so I can knit up a bunch more, so here's hoping!

AuntieAnn said...

I have yarn for one red scarf, and would love to make another -- in January, when my holiday knits are done.

Cece said...

A scarf I can manage... I'm on a charity knitting kick right now... yours is beautiful.

Sue said...

Please sign me up, too! I made a scarf for the Red Scarf Project last year and I was just learning to knit and didn’t truly have an appreciation for fiber (read: I used acrylic – ugh). I would love to make another scarf for the project.

Patti said...

Beautiful scarf and great color. If I win, promise to make a scarf, along with another.

knittingphilistine said...

Gorgeous scarf for a great cause. Good for you.

Marcia said...

Me! Me! Pick Me!

Please.

Spinning Phoenix said...

I can promise that easily -- two done already. But I do promise to knit a third. The yarn is sitting on the shelf, waiting for me to make up my mind on a pattern stitch.

miss88keys said...

I promise, I promise!

sjanova said...

I started my first red scarf tonight (in between more baby hats for Save the Children -- almost finished with those for now). I'll be taking it along when we fly from DC to Miami Sunday -- better be able to get the 24" bamboo circ through security at National -- and work on it next week -- finish it while we hug our grandson. I'd love to use that wonderful yarn for another scarf.

Sarah said...

I would be honored to knit a red scarf for the rsp07 with your red yarn.

Yvonne in Southwest Virginia said...

Just finished my first scarf and would love to do another one...especially with someone else's yarn. lol

Becky said...

I'm definately gearing up to start a red scarf! I'd definately make one with that yarn. Your scarf turned out so lovely!

Willa Jean said...

I'd love to make a red scarf. Can't find any scarf-ish yarn in my stash and can't buy much till Jan. Maybe too late. Throw my name in there, will you please?

Procrastiknitter said...

Absolutely! I'm already in the project, but I promise to use the yarn!

Sara said...

Nice thing you are doing...the project is so very worthwhile...

The scarf you knit is just beautiful!!!

Josiane said...

If it's not too late already, please put my name in the hat as well. I don't have anything suitable right now and I can't buy much, so it would give me the opportunity to contribute to the project. Thanks for giving more people the chance to contribute!
Josiane

Anonymous said...

The scarf is beautiful! LOVE the yarn!!

Annette said...

I hope im not too late! What a great scarf and the color is gorgeous, I just learned to knit a few months ago and am now teaching my girl scout troop to knit scarves and bandanas. We are looking for donations for yarn to knit scarves for the elderly for christmas presents. We would love to be the lucky recipenient of your yarn.
:)

Kelle said...

I promise to make a scarf for the RSP07 with your yarn, should I win.

Thank you.

Katie said...

I've been wanting an opportunity to knit something awesome for a good cause like RSP07! Pick me! I work full-time with college students... I'd love to make a beautiful scarf for a student to enjoy. :)

Anonymous said...

I am very interested in charity knitting. I would definately knit a red scarf for your project. I would like to start a group that would like to knit for elderly men, especially Veterens. They seem to get lost in the shuffle and they are always cold. I thought a simple vest pattern, lap robe or scarf would be appropriate. I'm just getting started with this and have quite the stash myself. Any ideas please e-mail me at

hampstead_farms@empire.net

Nancy from NH

Anonymous said...

Great scarf. I love knitting. I would be happy to knit a scarf for the project. I think what your doing is great.

Joy said...

Id like to try a project.

Aunt Roz said...

I would be happy to ahve some yarn for a scarf...

Miss Mac said...

I am starting now knitting hats and scarves to donate to hospitals this winter. I would like to be lucky enough to get some of this yarn to knit with. Plus I will donate to wherever there are people needing some scarves. A good cause is enough to get me knitting.

Anonymous said...

hey i love your scarf .. i just learned how to knitt and and i am 8 months pregnate and making a blanket for my baby girl....
love alex..
alexluvsit33@yahoo.com

Melanie Morales said...

i'm only twelve years old and i love to crochet! i learned how to crochet in fifth grade...this pattern and color is perfect for a scarf! today i now make baby hats and scarfs..thank you very much for the inspiration of making new things