It’s October ?!?
These days are creeping up so fast on me – I can’t keep up.
It also means that the Special Olympics Scarf Project deadlines are fast approaching!
Here’s the updated list of participating SO states.
2018 Special Olympics Scarf Project
The first deadline is 1 November for SO Iowa. Yes, 1 November already! as in 3 weeks from now!!
I’m not worried about SO Iowa though – they’ve got their own fan base of crafters who help them meet their goal for the year. But if you want to whip up a quick scarf or hat for them, their colours are Bone and Autumn Red.
Our group’s featured pattern this year is Waves and Chevrons. These are samples from a previous Scarf Project year.
If your state is not participating, please do consider making an item or two for another participating state. And if you can’t decide on a state, look through the colour combos on the list, and pick one. The more exciting ones are the main colour/accent colours ones – you can really let your imagination run wild with those!
SO Arkansas has another interesting combo – any 2, 3, or 4 of these colours.
Help spread the word as well. And you’re more than welcome to join the Facebook page and Ravelry group to connect with other crafters working on the Scarf Project (see links in the sidebar).
Hope to see you there, and let’s get crafting!
One more state has announced their colours for the 2018 Scarf Project.
SO Maine has chosen the colours Purple, Grey, and Black as their colours. It looks kind of a darkish combination, but I’m thinking elegant designs for this, don’t you think?
It will certainly work well with our featured pattern for the project – Waves/Chevrons.
It’s so good that so many states – nine so far! – have chosen their colours early. I hope that this gives the crafters enough time to work on them, before the end of the year crush comes around again! But with so many priorities along the way, I know it’s hard to keep this in mind throughout the year when working on those crafty projects. I’ll try to post on this regularly – I really should take advantage of those scheduling posts feature !
Anyway, you’re welcome to join the Facebook and Ravelry groups on knitting and crocheting for the SO Scarf Project. And of course, this page – 2018 SO Scarf Project – is always available.
Spread the word to your crafty friends, and come on over and join us on this worthy cause !
Thanks for all your help and support of the project!
And suddenly, we’re down to the last four states in the last two weeks of the 2017 Special Olympics Scarf Project.
Alaska, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Washington.
All have deadlines at the end of the month.
If you are able to – and can knit or crochet fast 🙂 – there’s still time to whip up a scarf or earwarmer and send it on to them.
Complete info can be found on this 2017 SO Scarf Project.
Thanks to all who helped and supported this cause.
SO New Hampshire
SO South Dakota
SO Iowa is the first state to meet their goals of 600 items for the 2016 Special Olympics Scarf Project. They sure have a lot of active crafters in Iowa!
There’s three other states with deadlines coming up in December – SO Arkansas for earwarmers/headbands only; SO Oklahoma, SO Tennessee, SO North Carolina. And then what I like to call the Red and White states – all have the red and white combination as their chosen colours – SO North Carolina with a deadline in December 2015, and SO Indiana, SO Nebraska, SO Maine with deadlines in January 2016.
Crunch time … with the end of year festivities and holidays, there won’t be much time to pick up hook and yarn. Even now I’m pressed for time to even get a row done …
Anyway, please do help spread the word on the Scarf Project, and maybe we can give this a kickstart before the end of year activities buries us all.
Complete information can always be found here.
Or join us over on Facebook and Ravelry (links on the right bar).
See you there!
I know it’s the height of summer, and working on winter items is the complete opposite of what we want to do. I know that I am inspired to work with wools and winter items when there’s a cool nip in the air, and cooler winds are blowing in. I also know that I don’t knit or crochet fast enough to finish a scarf or shawl in time for the cold winds. Well, except for hats, but really, how many hats can you wear at a time?
Anyway, I’m seriously starting up on winter items now. Specially for the Special Olympics 2015 Winter Games. The wonderful crafters over at the Facebook Knit and Crochet for a Cause were better than me – some have been plugging away with scarves, headbands, earwarmers, hats for the participating state program.
Like this beautiful earwarmer – my eyes always light up when I see this. I think it’s that button that draws my eyes. Thanks so much for your beautiful work, Phyllis!
So far, we have fourteen states participating in the 2015 Scarf Project. We may hear back from two or three other states, but since they haven’t replied to my emails, then maybe they’re not interested. We have enough to work on for now, anyway, but there’s also a little bit of regret that they choose not to continue participation.
These are the states participating this year. If you see a state for whom you may want to support, or maybe just because you like the colour combination chosen by a state, you are more than welcome to make an item or two and send it on.
Complete details and information can be found here, and in the Facebook and Ravelry page links on the sidebar.
It may be the hot summer months now (well, for the most part – I know that there’s been some cold winds in some states recently) – but the Scarf Project for the 2015 SO Winter Games is in full swing.
SO Utah has announced their colours – Royal Blue and Lime Green.
SO Nebraska has joined for the first time, and are asking for 30 Red and White hats.
Come on over and join us!
SO Iowa is the latest state to announce their colours for the 2015 SO Scarf Project – Claret and Aran.
The colour swatches from Red Heart shows that it’s a very dark wine red. Not quite burgundy. I thought claret was more of a deeper red. Oh well … now I’ll have to get to a yarn shop and find out what this claret really looks like !
Come on over and join us make scarves for special athletes!
Click on the link at the sidebar for more information and details on the project.