Monday, February 15, 2010

Olympics, Day 4

Well, I got off to a blazing start by . . . forgetting the needles I needed to cast on and therefore not casting on until Saturday.


But Irtfa'a is safely on the needles now. The provisional cast-on gave me a bit of trouble, as I'd never done one before, but I think i figured it out . . . Anyway, I finished the opening edging section, and I'm now working on the shoulder shaping. I only have 15 rows of that knit, but it's been getting faster all the time. My hope is that I can really fly once the increases are finished!

Meanwhile, here's something I finished a while ago:

This is a plain scarf for the Red Scarf Project, which, basically, gives care packages to young people with no families. These kids (I say kids, but they're not much younger than I am) are making their way with virtually no support networks. My family has been very supportive of me, especially in the past year, financially, emotionally, spiritually, and in generally making my life easier, and I can't imagine living without them. So this is definitely a very, very worthy project, and I encourage any of you reading to check it out.

I'm part of a 2010 KAL for the Red Scarf Project running through the #1 Knitspot Fan group on Ravelry, so I hope to knit 12 scarves to donate this year. As well as being lots of fun, it's a good way to give back with my knitting.

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Good for you! I once knitted a Kaffe Fassett-inspired vest for a kid I knew in foster care, and it got me started on this whole knitting-to-give focus of my life. He couldn't get over it; he kept saying, but I never did anything for you, why are you doing this for me?

He is now a college graduate, happily married, has three kids and owns a home, and his foster family considers him their son. He came out of the mess of his beginnings and succeeded, and I like to think I played a good part in all that.

Knit on!