We’re done with the 2017 Special Olympics Scarf Project !
Not sure if all the participating states reached their goals, but if they didn’t, hopefully they came close to it. It seemed to be a slow year for our groups this year. There are the perennial favourite states, who have no problem reaching their goals. And then there’s the other states who struggle to reach their goal 😦
Now we’re off and running with the 2018 Scarf Project, with six state programs already announcing their colours ! Yaaayyy !! Hopefully that means that these states will be done, or halfway to their goal by the time other states announce their colours in the late summer.
So, here’s an early start to the 2018 Scarf Project … Complete info and details can always be found on the 2018 SO Scarf Project page. Check back every now and then – maybe your state program will join this year!
The 2017 Special Olympics Scarf Project is in full swing.
Actually, we’re nearing the end of the project for some participating states, with about four states holding their winter games soon. But don’t worry – there’s still another 12 participating states that you can knit and crochet items for.
For a full list of participating states and what they need, go to the 2017 SO Scarf Project page.
In the meantime, be inspired by the items made by our Facebook and Ravelry group members.
A mid-summer update … and reminder …
I, myself, have not been able to do anything for this project yet. There’s so many things going on, it’s the middle of summer, and it’s easy to lull yourself into thinking that there’s lots of time after summer to work on this. But we all know how those deadlines creep up on us …
So, if you’re looking for a quick and portable project, think hats and scarves, in any of the following colour combinations. And if you’re stomped for a pattern our featured pattern for this year is Diagonals. I think SO South Dakota is my favourite colour combination this year – main colour Red, and any accent colours you want to add to it. Now, how easy is that?
SO Washington is the latest state program to join in the Scarf Project, and that brings us to fifteen states participating in the Scarf Project.
One or two may decide later to join in, but for now, I think we’re good with the current fifteen.
Time to get those hooks and needles busy! Complete details on the Scarf Project can be found here.
You’re welcome to join the Facebook group – Knit and Crochet for a Cause – and on Ravelry – Special Olympics State Scarf Project – meet the other crafters who are also working on this project and show off your completed items.
See you there!
The 2015 SO Scarf Project was a success!
– 11 out of 15 states completed …
– 11 colour combinations …
– 12 months later …
– 8,032 scarves, hats, headbands, earwarmers …
– Thousands of warm athletes …
The 2015 SO Scarf Project is done !
Well done, everybody!
And now, on to the 2016 Scarf Project!
Eleven participating states have already announced their colours. That gives us all enough time to meet their goal totals. And as a bonus, most are also accepting winter wearables – hats, headbands, earwarmers, which are all quick, easy and portable projects. I think we’re in good shape again for another successful year on the SO Scarf Project.
Please do also tell your other crafty friends about the project and join in the fun. Updates can always be found here, or you can join our Facebook page – Knit and Crochet for a Cause – and the Ravelry group – Special Olympics State Scarf Project – for information and chat with other fellow crafters.
Isn’t it exciting?
We’re on the last leg of the 2015 Scarf Project, with only three more states to meet deadlines.
SO Washington – deadline is next week, 16 February
SO South Dakota – deadline is 9 March
SO Alaska – deadline is 10 March
I’m so happy that we met most of the goals this year, a complete turnaround from last year, when we met only five of the states’ goals. This year, there were only three states that didn’t meet their desired numbers. So yes, this year has been successful.
You still have time to make a scarf or two for this year’s three remaining states. Info and details can be found here, and you’re welcome to join the Facebook and Ravelry groups too.
And if you can’t make it this year, don’t worry … the 2016 Scarf Project has started !!
See you there!