2014 Special Olympics Scarf Project: Winter Games

Many 2014 Special Olympics Winter Games took place over the last two weekends, while more will be taking place throughout this month. The last state program (Alaska) will hold their winter games in early March.

Here’s some photos of the athletes and their scarves, which were made by crafters from all over the US.  Maybe some from abroad too.

SO Texas received 1,350 scarves, and all who wanted a scarf received one.  Yaaayyy !  That is good news indeed, as they had the largest numbers to meet.  Here’s a collage and a written thank you note from an athlete.

SO Texas scarves

Photo courtesy of Special Olympics Texas

Seeing all the scarves worn by the SO Kansas athletes and how good they look, I am inspired again to make more scarves.  To see more photos of SO Kansas athletes and their games, click here

SOKansas scarf

Picture courtesy of Special Olympics Kansas

SO Kentucky received a final count of 905 scarves, which was more than their goal.  There was a really big push by the crafters in the last week, and they ended up getting almost twice more than their goal!

Picture courtesy of SO Kentucky

Picture courtesy of SO Kentucky

This diagonal pattern scarf for SO Wyoming caught my attention … I want to try making one of those now!  To see more photos of SO Wyoming and their opening ceremony celebration, click here.

sowyoming scarf6
I am struck once again that the scarves do not need to be a complicated stitch or pattern to look good … even stripes in two or three colours look great anywhere!

Photo courtesy of Special Olympics Indiana

Photo courtesy of Special Olympics Indiana

And that’s only a few of the states that participated in this year’s Scarf Project.  At last count, crafters have knitted or crocheted 3,488 scarves for the project, with more being made by the end of the month.  That’s a good feeling … it really shows how generous crafters are.

And more good news … Four states have already announced that they will be participating in next year’s Scarf Project!  So if you didn’t get a chance to make a scarf for this year’s Games, there’s next year’s project to work on.  So come on over and join us!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “2014 Special Olympics Scarf Project: Winter Games

  1. Alaska thanks everyone out there for our scarves, too! I am a supporter of a SO athlete, and he gave me one, too!!! What an awesome thing you all have done for our very special friends!!!

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