Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Please Help! Red Scarf Project

Please Help!

The Fiber Factory and One Planet Yarn and Fiber this holiday season is supporting an organization called the Orphan Foundation of America The Red Scarf Project http://www.fc2success.org/programs/red-scarf-project-and-book-club/ - Foster Care for Success Program.  Children that go through the foster care system often face challenges getting the education they need to lead happy and productive lives. The Foster Care for Success program gives scholarships to further the education of kids who would not have the money to continue their education.  In 2005 the Foster Care for Success program began sending the kids that were attending college or vocational schools a Valentine's Day care package.  These kids often don't have family or parents who would send care packages to them.  So, to show that someone cares - packages are sent with treats including a red hand knitted or crocheted scarf.  You will find all the information about how to help here - Please Help! Red Scarves for Charity  The Fiber Factory will be a collection center for knitters and friends.  Bring your scarves to us by December 10th.

Why mail them to me?  Because The Fiber Factory and OPYF are runnng a contest!  Most scarves donated, best design, etc.  Everyone who knits a scarf will receive a surprise, so please include your contact information.

Contest rules-

It has been a while since Karen of OPYF has run a contest, so here are the details-we need help with the Red Scarf Project. To enter the contest, go to the blog and put your name in as a participant, then, join the One Planet Knitters Ravelry forum for the Red Scarf Project and share your works in progress and finished scarves. The guidelines for the scarves are on Karen's Ravelry link. We have a stash of yarns, magazines, books and other surprises to give away to anyone that participates and sends us a scarf. If you want to just encourage us along, we have a surprise prize for that too. We will slowly get a chance to post some of the swag as we move along on the Ravelry page. We need to start our scarves too! Finished scarves due here by December 10, 2012. That is when the contest ends too. Good Luck and thanks for your help.


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. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should drape, tie easily and be soft.

Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues including red.

 Finished & 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, and more.

Thank you for your help!
Karen, Terri and Susan
The Fiber Factory

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