Friday, October 05, 2012

Please Help! Red Scarf Project

Please Help!

Once again, OPYF this holiday season is supporting an organization called the Orphan Foundation of America The Red Scarf Project - Foster Care for Success Program.  Children that go through the foster care system often face challenges getting the education they need to lead happy and productive lives. The Foster Care for Success program gives scholarships to further the education of kids who would not have the money to continue their education.  In 2005 the Foster Care for Success program began sending the kids that were attending college or vocational schools a Valentine's Day care package.  These kids often don't have family or parents who would send care packages to them.  So, to show that someone cares - packages are sent with treats including a red hand knitted or crocheted scarf.  You will find all the information about how to help here - Please Help! Red Scarves for Charity  OPYF will be a collection center for OPYF knitters an friends.  Mail your scarves to me by December 10th at:

One Planet Yarn and Fiber
8314 E. Monterosa St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Why mail them to me?  Because OPYF is runnng a contest!  Most scarves donated, best design, etc.  Everyone who knits a scarf will receive a surprise in the mail, so please include your shipping information.

Contest rules-

It has been a while since I have run a contest, so here are the details-we need help with the Red Scarf Project. To enter the contest, go to the blog and put your name in as a participant, then, join the One Planet Knitters Ravelry forum for the Red Scarf Project and share your works in progress and finished scarves. The guidelines for the scarves are on my Ravelry link. I have a stash of yarns, magazines, books and other surprises to give away to anyone that participates and sends me a scarf. If you want to just encourage us along, I have a surprise prize for that too. I will slowly get a chance to post some of the swag as we move along on the Ravelry page. I need to start my scarf too! Finished scarves due here by December 10, 2012. That is when the contest ends too. Good Luck and thanks for your help.


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

Thank you for your help!
One Planet Yarn and Fiber

P.S.!  I've found I am over run with things to do, so the prizes for mailed in scarves are skeins of yarn, magazines and books, notions and patterns.  Your prize will be a surprise from this group.  11/19/12


Anonymous said...

I really liked your blog! It helped me alot… Awesome. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

One Planet said...
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earthweaver criswell said...

Hi Karen, Danny here I am not sure where you wanted us to enter our names for the contest so if this is right then great otherwise please let me know where, I wil do the ravelry part next.

One Planet said...

Hi Danny,
The ravelry page is over here -

Pat said...

Hi Karen, I would like to participate in the Red Scarf project. I hope this is the right place, because I cannot locate any other place. If it isn't, please let me know.
Thank you,
Pat from California

Mickey said...
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Mickey said...

I would like to join your Red Scarf Project.

Thank you.

Mary said...

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the Red Scarf project. As former foster parents, this is very special to our hearts.

Frank & Mary Banker (both participating)

One Planet said...

To all of you who have signed up to participate so far, a big thank you. Remember to head over to the Ravelry ( page and join up and then add yourself to the thread and add pictures! (

marianne said...

I'm planning on participating.