I have received loads of inquiries about Red Scarf, about which I am usually yammering on endlessly at this time of year, so much so that I'm usually expecting you to drum me out of blogland coz you're just so SICK of me talking about red yarn every 13.2 seconds.
However, it appears that I must have grown on you.
Heh, heh, heh.
I have received offers of prizes for making donations to the Red Scarf Fund, and I have received lots of questions about whether it's still on and why I'm being so uncharacteristically quiet about it.
Sadly, I just don't have an ounce of energy or even a fraction of the time necessary to manage the whole prize-giving thing this year. It is, in the best of times and with the best of help that I've received from my wonderful friends The Wonderful Cookie and The Wonderful Paula and so many, many others, still such a Herculean task that I just can't take on this year. Don't worry, though, [take on Arnold's accent] I will be back. And shhhhh, come next April, there might be a little sumpin-sumpin interesting and special coming out that I can't tell you about, but can only tease you with. Shhhhhhh.
I know you know me well enough that you are right now saying, "Wow. She must REALLY be busy if she is too busy for Red Scarf." Yup. And even with regard to my pet project, Red Scarf, I do know my limits.
BUT I'm still doing my part -- just not as BIG a part as usual: My good friends at the new Grand Isle Art Works Gallery have taken up the cause to help!
Oct 7, 14, 21 and November 4, 11, and 18, we are going to be knitting red scarves at the Gallery from 6:30-8 p.m. All are invited to come and knit and crochet and/or weave some beautiful red (or other unisex colors) scarves for the project. Or if you can't come join us, then you can send your scarves in to be included in our mailing to the OFA.
All the info is here on their website.
If someone wants to pick up the baton that I am not-so-unceremoniously dropping about the Red Scarf Fund fund drive, and prizes and all those whatnots and hooziwidgets, please accept my loving thanks and appreciation if you can do so. The OFA needs you! You can always donate to the fund by clicking the link in my sidebar. Over there ------------->
All other things with the Red Scarf Project are exactly the same as ever before. And if you are new to the project, everything you need to know is right here, or if you want to get pulled into endless discussions about whether 59.94 inches is too short or whether bulky is really bulky or super-bulky, or lavender is unisex enough, or whether the menfolk in your family would never wear red, or criticisms that the OFA's site has an inconsistency or two and it's JUST.TOO.CONFUSING, or whatever else you might want to waste a lot of time and angst and energy on, you can always join the Ravelry group on Red Scarf, where you can have endless fun of that sort.
Best of luck on that one, and be sure to let me know how that is working out for you. (or not)
Can you tell I'm too tired and cranky for Ravelry nonsense right now? What? Who, me? I just do not understand what all the confusion is or why there are so many tempests in teapots, and what is so damn HARD or CONFUSING about it, but maybe that's just me.
Perhaps I am just a tad too outspoken and really should be kept far away from the public.