While A.Alpha is busy as a nut -- and kind of cranky and maybe going a little bit crazy, if I do say so -- trying not to let the Christine O'Donnell effect spill over into Vermont, she asked me to put out the reminder that it's Red Scarf season.
How are you all doing on your red scarves? Alpha has two finished and two more on the needles.
All the info is the same as usual -- same address to send them to, same rules as ever. (Check that link up above, or the Red Scarf Ravelry group. Also, in case you didn't know, our friend Anne of Knitspot has been running a knitalong all year long, WITH PRIZES, I think, in her Fan Group in Ravelry.)
Don't get all bent out of shape worrying that someone is going to use a caliper to check if it's a quarter inch short or something. On the other hand, don't pretend that 48 inches is LONG ENOUGH or 3.5 inches is WIDE ENOUGH.
Use your sensible judgment (You do have that, right? Hm, after these elections lately, maybe Alpha should not ASSUME so much. But whatevs....). The thing that's needed is a nice unisex, soft, gift-giving-worthy scarf for college kids. Unisex collegiate does NOT mean shades of pink or lavender or other juvenile colors, nor does it mean lace. It can be other unisex colors. Lace means holes. 5-8 inches wide, by 60-70 inches. No super-bulky yarns (packing boxes won't accommodate super-bulky scarves).
You can send them out anytime now till December 15th. End of story.
And don't forget, our Red Scarf Fund for Foster Youth is always in need of donations. It provides emergency assistance for such things as new glasses, school supplies, fuel assistance, flat tire assistance -- you name it -- for kids who are living on their own on very tight budgets.
All right, back to that .... whatever it is that Alpha is doing.