Earlier this week, Norma announced that the Red Scarf Project is short of their goal by about 1,800 scarves. They need quality, unisex scarves, deadline December 15th.
I was planning to sit out Red Scarf Project 2009, since breaking my wrist last May played havoc with my knitting plans for the year. I’m still not quite up to full speed, and I have some stuff that needs to be done by Christmas. But when I heard the OFA was at less than 50% of their goal, I had to pitch in!
Considering the deadline, I knew this would have to be knit in worsted weight (i.e. quickly). I don’t have enough true worsted in my stash for an entire scarf. And I’m going to co-opt Ryan’s phrase and say I’ve been doing a lot of “recession knitting” lately.
Luckily I found a great deal on worsted weight yarn at Joann’s. They didn’t have red, but hopefully that’s alright. I figure if I can knit 6 inches per day, that’s only 10 days to a proper 60-inch scarf. At that rate it will be ready to mail by December 5th.