It is that time of year again where we all get the warm fuzzies around here. For the second year running, the Shabby Sheep has participated in the Orphan Foundation of America's Red Scarf Project. This amazing organization collects scarves (mostly red, but any gender neutral color is ok) and then sends them out as Valentine's Day care packages to young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. Just imagine being out on your own at 18 years old, with no family to send you cookies or laundry money, and getting a box in the mail. These scarves are supposed to be of the quality that you would knit for a dear friend - ya know - using the good yarn.
Well, while those kids might feel good warm on a cold day because of their scarves, all the knitters who donated this year certainly also feel a warm sense of goodness too. We had over 2 dozen scarves donated this year - all so different, yet so beautiful. It just makes us feel great to know that we have such generous customers. Thanks to all who participated.
If you're bummed that you missed out, don't worry, we'll collect 'em again next year. And, it's never too early to start one for 2009.