24 December 2007

Scarves for Charity

Here are some scarves I made for Food and Friends, a nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers healthy meals to more than 1,300 people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses throughout Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Every winter they deliver a hand-knit scarf to each of their clients. Area knitters make the scarves from donated yarn. I started out as a volunteer (in their kitchen), then ended up knitting for them.

reddish ribbed scarf with black & tan flecks
yarn: Phildar Dundee 75% acrylic, 15% wool, 10% mohair (two balls)
needles: 4 mm/US 6
pattern: 3x3 rib
comments: Very soft. Nice stash-reducing project.

mustard yellow & grey flannel ribbed scarf
Britania Shetland-type 100% wool (two balls)
needles: 4 mm/US 6
pattern: 3x3 rib
comments: These two colors were hideous individually, but the combination of the two is quite nice. Nice stash-reducing project.

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