I had a suspicion that I would probably not get around to knitting in the current Project Spectrum colors each month, with so many other things in the knitting queue (let alone life, etc.), but here is a red scarf on the needles. It's a perfect car-knitting project, eminently rollable, for those I'm-five-minutes-early-to-pick-up-the-girls-at-school days.
I heard about the Red Scarf Project too late this past year to send something in, so I wrote and found out that it will be an annual project. The Orphan Foundation of America makes "care packages" for foster children who are going off to college, and the packages around Valentine's Day contain among other things a red knitted scarf. As the OFA website points out, "[The college-bound kids] are success stories merely by showing up: Studies show that less than 50 percent of foster youth graduate from high school, and less than 10 percent go on to post-secondary or vocational training," and most of them don't have families to support them.
This particular scarf is in Bernat Soft Boucle in a rather vivid scarlet. I'm working it on the bias -- I like the way that the fabric feels this way, a little bit more intriguing than straight rows, especially with the bouclé disguising the angles.