knitting against breast cancer
A while back, i happened upon a link to the Think Pink Challenge
. their goal is to collect 1,000 pink scarves by the end of september, to distribute to women facing breast cancer.
my profile says i'm a crafty girl with feminist values, and my deep concern for women's health, reproductive and otherwise, is one of those values. breast cancer affects so many women, and research is so grossly underfunded, and environmental degredation committed by large companies has lead to a huge increase in breast cancer in recent years. the challenge is put together by Soulful Knitting Ministries, but if you're not a religious person, please don't let that put you off. For me, knitting this scarf was an act of love, but it was also very much a protest.
the end of september is coming really quickly, but we can all
knit scarves. garter stitch on size 15's is still taking time to think about breast cancer survivors, and those who lost the fight. i know there are only like, five people who read my blog, but hey, that's six scarves from us, right? and that's worth something. details
: some acrylic worsted from the bottom of the stash, size 6 needles. based on the double cable scarf from One Skein
, but i omitted the ribbing in the middle of the scarf because i was running out of yarn. it's really more of a scarflet, but i plan on whipping out another, longer scarf in the coming weeks too. my first attempt at cabling, and i'm hooked!