In my life, one constant that brings me peace (most of the time, hehe) is knitting...
Knitting soothes me when I'm frazzled, keeps my brain occupied and keeps me learning new skills, all very good things.
It brings, by way of Knitbloglandia, companionship of like minded friends from all walks of life and all parts of the globe.Once again, these lovely ladies are hosting....
This KAL was started as a way to stay grounded at this time of over-consumption and excessive giving. It is sad to see children, adults, students and others around the world suffering for lack of warmth or basic needs. The basics of life are very hard for some people, right here in this country to come by. A warm hat, scarf or mittens can do more than warm fingers and ears, it can lift someone up and show that someone cares. Do what you can from November 18-December 2 and join our Knit Unto Others campaign.
Take a minute to surf over and look around for more info including charities that need our help...you won't be sorry!
A worthy cause that particularly resonates with my heartstrings is
Our very own Norma, owner of one of the biggest hearts (and the sauciest vocabularies!) in Knitbloglandia has championed this cause since last year and kindly set up a website with lots of info, scarf patterns, prizes!, and pics of completed scarves here: Red Scarf Project Blog
Why knit a Red Scarf? Here's a quote from the website:
The Red Scarf Project, a project of the Orphan Foundation of America, or Orphan.org, collects red (and other unisex-colored) scarves to send in Valentine's Day care packages to college students who have aged out of foster care. These brave young people are going it on their own and trying to improve their lives and the community by attending college. The care packages are welcome tokens of encouragement to young people who otherwise receive little to no mail.
Just to make it even easier I've gathered a few of my favorite scarf patterns off the net.
I'm partial to seaman's style scarves for warmth without the bulk so I'll be knitting this scarf: Matthew's Scarf
And a plethora of scarfy patterns sure to please any chilly neck:
Scarf Pattern Resources
So consider doing a little charity knitting for those who have little to cheer them, it's the feel good WIP of the season!
The P-Man thinks orange is a much better color but red is his second favorite!