I’m doing my own thing for Ten on Tuesday again this week. You see, Norma told me that there is a desparate need for additional Red Scarves for the Orphan Foundation of America. I knit one a while back and I’m working on a second one now. I’m hoping I can even bang out a third before the 12/15 deadline. I bet you all could knit one, too and I’m here to give you 10 Reasons To Knit A Red Scarf.
1. It’s for a great cause. You can read the details here but trust me – it’s worth your time and effort.
2. Knitting for charity will make you feel good. I’ve done this before and this is an absolute truth – I felt great about it.
3. Norma will be happy. I’d do a lot to make my friend happy. And I’ve seen her unhappy and it’s not pretty so this reason alone is enough for me.
4. You could win a prize. Anne Hanson of Knitspot is running a raffle in her Ravelry group. Just post a photo of your finished scarf in the thread “red scarf emergency KAL” and you are entered to win.
5. It’s a great way to do some stash busting. Red is preferred but I know I’ve heard people talking about off white and blue scarves, too. The key is to be gender neutral.
6. It’s an excuse to go yarn shopping. Not that we need excuses but if you want to knit a scarf and you don’t have any appropriate yarn, well, a trip to the yarn shop just might be in order.
7. You could try a new pattern. There are links to some wonderful patterns on Norma’s Red Scarf Project Blog. New patterns, new techniques – all fun!
8. The value of a scarf is a tax deduction. Now, I’m not an accountant (I don’t even prepare my own taxes) but I’m pretty sure this counts as a charitable donation.
9. It’s a chance for you to design a scarf yourself. Always wanted to put together your own design? Go for it! Just avoid the lacey stuff, please.
10. It’s just the right thing to do. I don’t want to get all preachy but the kids who get these scarves grew out of the foster care system and now they are in college. Without a family to support them. I’m sending a kid of my own off to college next year and I’d hate to think of her facing that on her own. I know you would, too, and that’s why I know you’ll do the right thing.
So there you have it. What are you doing still reading here? Go cast on! Just please remember to follow the guidelines.