Please note: We are meeting at the Porcupine Pub & Grille by the U, not the location near Big Cottonwood Canyon!
Another note -- if you didn't work on a red scarf ... come anyway! We'll still be knitting and drinking - the project was completely optional.
If you have been working on a red scarf for the Red Scarf Project, this meetup is the deadline! We will collect the scarves at this meetup to send off together to Foster Care to Success.
Some information about the Red Scarf Project if you are interested in participating:
“Your hands are a window into your heart and soul. There is love in every stitch, and a handmade scarf is like a hug. The FC2S Red Scarf Project gives us each an opportunity to show that someone out there truly cares about our foster youth.” Lily Chin
At the Summer Retreat we started a group Charity Project and we hope that you'll be interested in joining us as well. The knitting retreat in Park City was an ideal time to begin our Meetup group's participation in The Red Scarf Project - however anytime is a great time to join in. At all of our meet ups those that have already started our projects will be happy to assist you with your scarf. Participation is completely optional, so no worries if you are working on another project or don't want to participate.
The Red Scarf Project is a project run by the group Foster Care to Success (FC2S). FC2S provides college scholarships and mentoring to college-bound foster youth.Three times a year, FC2S sends their scholarship recipients care packages with things like school supplies, snacks, motivational items, personal care items, small toys and electronics, and gift cards. The Valentine's Day care package is extra special, however, because it includes a hand-knitted or crocheted red scarf. These scarves often become treasured keepsakes that the students wear for years. Since 2005, FC2S has delivered more than 25,000 scarves to foster youth in colleges and training programs across the country. The Red Scarf Project is endorsed by Interweave Knits and knitting designer Lily Chin.
If you want to participate, FC2S has established some requirements:
- The scarf may be knitted or crocheted
- The scarf must be red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues including red.
- Size: the scarf must be at least approximately 60" long and 5-8" wide (long enough to be wrapped around the neck and tied in the front)
- The style must be unisex.
- The scarf must be completely finished (all ends sewn in).
Ravelry has a Red Scarf Project Group that might be a good place to start when looking for patterns: [url=http://www.ravelry.com/groups/red-scarf-project]http://www.ravelry.com/groups/red-scarf-project[/url]
This project is being coordinated by Deanna and Mary - feel free to message them directly or reply to this email.
I'll be posting pictures of my project... I'm only halfway through my skein!
Thanks for your interest in supporting the Red Scarf Project and for making a difference in the lives of foster youth on their what to college!
Happy Knitting & Cheers!