Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Scarf Initiative

Kathryn at Plant What Ever Brings You Joy has had a wonderful idea. She is organizing a blogging knit in of sorts calling it the Scarf Initiative. Some of us are volunteering to make scarves for girls living in Pakistan and attending one of Greg Mortenson's Girls Refugee Schools. Others are real knitters. Me not so much. I cheat and use a Kifty Kitter loom. Some little girl will receive a scarf made by me. Hopefully, it will help her stay warm during the cold Pakistani winter.
I wonder if lime green and pink are as appealing to these little girls as they are to my American nieces. Above is a picture of my yarn drawer. I have a bit of detangling to do, don't cha think?
If you would like to join in, please visit Kathryn's blog and let her know. She will email you the p.o. box number to send the scarfs to.
If you are one of my sisters, you can make one and I will mail it for you.
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  1. Hi, Deb! Many thanks for spreading the word. If your readers are interested please do visit plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com. I'm keeping everyone abreast of developments by email. (Addresses kept confidential.) We are making them five feet long and one foot wide. Everyone is choosing their own colors and yarns. Crochet or knitting. Most of us are knitting. Folks in the UK can send to an address there. I will send info if they contact me. THANK YOU!!

  2. Good for you, Debbi! This is going to be fun, and I think a Pakistani girl would love your colors. I'm already working on mine. I have one thing to say, and I'll bet you already know what it is: Good thing it wasn't a SOCK-knitting event!

  3. Postscript, Deb: We are still finalizing which of Greg Mortensen's schools in Pakistan we will send the scarves to. (Greg wrote Three Cups of Tea, of course.)
    K. xoxo

  4. I 'bout flipped out, I thought you'd snuck into my craft closet and taken a photo; that's about what my yarn box looks like. I CANNOT throw out bits and pieces, because SOMEDAY I MIGHT find something to do with all the odds and ends.
    That's a sweet idea. I should go and check out that website! Nice to know your scarf can go halfway around the world, even if you can't!

  5. Sounds like a fun project Deb. Some little girl is going to be nice & warm. :)

  6. Hi Deb! I signed up for this the other day too and am excited to get started on it.
    It is fun to think that we will all be knitting something important like this together.

  7. What a great idea! I wish I knew how to knit, but I couldn't knot my way out of a paper bag if my life depended on it. Kind of makes me wonder why I have so much yarn in my craft cart. The only thing I can make is God's eyes. One day I will use it for quilts too. Do you know anyone in Rhinelander who gives knitting lessons?

  8. Sorry, I know this is a bit off the topic, but I just found out son is doing a report on tourist attractions in Texas. Do you know of any cool places that may not be in a kids books about Texas? He wants unusal info and aims to get an A+.

  9. Your welcome Kathryn and I made the corrections regarding the school. I am honored to be a part of this project. It just feels right.

    No ofb, this is not a sock knitting event. Although if it really gets that cold a few socks might be appreciated. cant wait to see what everyone makes.

    Hi nola, Check it out. This is a great cause.

    Thanks pgl.

    Cynthia, it does feel nice to join in knowing people from all over the place of working on it at the same time.

    Cinj, three words knifty knitter loom anybody can make a scarf with a knifty knitter loom.

    I will get some tx info to you over there on your blog.

  10. Hurrah - someone else's yarn stash looks like mine!

    I reckon looking at Kathryn's blog pink and lime green will be fine - their clothing is nice and colourful.

  11. OH, that really is a grand thing to do. I think your colors are beautiful.

  12. vp, the girls looked great in all the pretty colors, didn't they? This is a fun project. I have alread inlisted a sister, a sort of SIL, and another master gardener.

    Thanks anna.