Wednesday, August 20, 2008
spring forward
Here are the Spring Forward socks that I started last week. I changed them to toe-up since the pattern looks fine in either direction and you know how I feel about cuff-down socks. The yarn is Nature's Palette fingering weight, and although it's lovely, the dye comes off all over my hands while I'm knitting. The color does wash easily off my skin but it's making me wonder what will happen when I wash the socks!

Saturday, August 16, 2008
a good cause (and contest)
Scout's Swag is giving away sock yarn and a gift certificate to her store for spreading the word about The Red Scarf Project which provides handmade scarves to college-bound foster youth. The Orphan Foundation of America will be taking knitted and crocheted scarf donations between September 1 and October 31 this year - check out the guidelines here which even has links to some free patterns. Send scarves and any monetary donations to help defray shipping costs to this address:

Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166