Red Scarf Project is part of Foster Care 2 Success, an organization that helps foster children who have aged out of foster care and are heading off to college on their own, with no family support. Red scarves are sent to these young adults each year on Valentine’s Day to let them know that people do care.

I will be hosting a Red Scarf Project 2012 Project-along (Knit, Crochet, Weave, whathaveyou) to start around January 3rd and running through October 2012.  Any unisex patterned scarf in Red Dk or Worsted weight yarn.  Join us anytime during the year, so that we can send off our scarves by December 2012.  Sign up and share your progress at the Ravelry Group.

Other Ways to Contribute to Foster Care 2 Success

Book Review: Cast in Ruin (Book 7 of Chronicles of Elantra) by Michelle Sagara (aka Michelle West)

Movie Review: Goonies. We went to see this at the Dragonfly Cinema in Downtown Port Orchard, which shows classic and independent movies.

Trip Itinerary – Portland to Canada Loop:
Victoria, B.C. to Portland via Olympic Peninsula:
Black Ball Ferry from Inner Harbour, Victoria, B.C. to Port Angeles
Hurricane Ridge

Route One:
Take Hwy 101 East and then South along Puget Sound and the Hood Canal
Three Crabs Restaurant in Sequim, WA
Port Townsend (Take Hwy 20 there and then retrace your route back to Hwy 101)
Hood Canal
Spar Cafe, Olympia, WA
Take I-5 South
Mount St. Helen (about an 1 1/2 hr away from I-5 so plan accordingly)
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge – Great Driving Tour through a nature refuge.

Route Two:
Take Hwy 101 West and then South along the Pacific Ocean
Forks, WA (If your a Twilight fan)
Westport, WA (At Aberdeen take SR 105 to Westport and then continue on SR 105 South to hook back up with HWY 101)
Astoria, WA (wear part of the Goonies was filmed and the movie is set)
McMenamin’s Sand Trap in Gearhart, OR
Take Hwy 26 back to Portland

I made a separate page for the full trip itinerary:

Current Projects
On the Side Scarf for the Red Scarf Project (Scarves for Foster Kids going to College due Dec 15th) – 41 1/2″ done, 60″ needed.
Persephone Cable Fingerless MittsRecharted cable pattern, reswatching to check for accuracy. Went down two needle sizes.
Scarf Portion of Dragon Tail HoodDone with one repeat of chart 2  for 1st of two scarf pieces to be grafted onto hood piece.
Emotional SocksOne toe in progress using handspun faux cashmere dyed during tutorial

Wheel Spinning:CJ Kopec Creations Sparkly SW BFL1oz spun 2 years ago, 3 oz to go, Currently spinning yellow
Fiber Processing: Hand Carding Mohair Locks
Crochet: Ripple Socks
Drop Spindle Project: Yellow and Green Bamboo
Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle
Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading:
A Dance with Dragons (Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R R Martin
Claymore – A Japanese Manga (ie Comic Book) available online

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther
You can also find me on Shelfari and GoodReads (GoodReads currently only shows what books Ive been reading since joining GoodReads. Shelfari has a more complete reading list, though I will be slowly updating GoodReads as well)

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