Friday, April 1, 2016

Foster Care to Success "Red Scarf Project" KAL

Join us for our 3rd annual Red Scarf KAL! Last year was a HUGE SUCCESS thank you to everyone who participated. And let’s make this one even bigger and better, please spread the word.

Foster Care to Success (FC2S) is the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization working solely with college bound foster youth. For over 30 years they have helped these students navigate the tricky waters of academia, gain personal fiscal responsibility, determine career goals, and create networks of friendship and support. Since 1981 over 50,000 foster youth have received support or funding from FC2S, helping them to transition from care to adulthood through education.

Little things make a big difference in the life of a college student, and sometimes they make ALL the difference. This holiday season please join me in supporting these college bound foster children by knitting or crocheting a Red Scarf for FC2S’s Red Scarf Project.

On Valentine’s Day they send these handmade Red Scarves in care packages and the scarves become treasured keepsakes that these students wear for years. The Red Scarf Project offers a unique opportunity to use your creativity to give a truly personal gift to one student as he or she moves forward to graduation and a brighter future.
Your Red Scarf can be knit in any pattern and in any weight yarn so to support this charitable cause I have written a Free Scarf Pattern: the “Teach a Friend to Knit Scarf” and am offering 40% off all my red yarn!

Specials 40-60% Off
Karabella Boise - Mauve #64
Lorna’s Laces Honor - Robot Overlord
Lorna’s Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies - Poppy
Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted - Love Potion #5, Burgundy, Love Potion #2, Wedding Dress, Love Potion #6.9, Firebird, La Boheme and Lip Rouge
Serendipitous Ewe Fate Fingering - Autumn Glow

Size: approximately 60” long x 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 Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement, gift cards, and more.

Mail to: Foster Care to Success, Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive Suite 130
Sterling, VA 20166

NOTE: Scarves are accepted Sept. 1st to Dec. 15, we’re getting a late start this year but so what, you can have your scarves ready by Sept!
I’ve started this Red Scarf Project KAL and would love to hear about your adventures knitting your special Red Scarf and of course see photos of your progress. I hope you join us.

I just wound up my yarn the other day, my Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted in Love Potion #2.  Now to select a pattern!

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