2018 SO Scarf Project Starts

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!

 

2017 Special Olympics Scarf Project

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?

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2016 SO Scarf Project: The Last Five

We’re almost there … We’re working on the last five states to complete the 2016 Special Olympics Scarf Project!  whew!

This is what it looks like now.  I’m still waiting for updated numbers, so please do start mailing in your items so that the state offices can get an accurate count.

Complete information and details can always be found on the 2016 SO Scarf Project page.

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The most immediate is SO Texas – they’re about halfway to their goal of 2,500 items, so if everybody sends in their items now, they’ll come close to their goal before their Games start in early February.

So there’s still time to join us – either on Facebook or on Ravelry.

And if you weren’t able to participate this year, SO Texas has already announced their colours for the 2017 Games, so you can get an early start on that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 SO Scarf Project: Almost There

Well, we’re mid-way into the first month of the new year, and for the Special Olympics Scarf Project, there’s a frantic rush now to work on the scarves and send them on their way to the state programs.  Most SO state programs hold their Winter Games in January and February, so the bulk of the deadlines are in January.

Here’s the latest update on the project.  Since I was out travelling with spotty wifi, I’m just catching up with the state programs on their numbers for the Scarf Project, so those numbers for received items are not updated.  I’m hoping that the state goals were met, or at least were close to getting the numbers they wanted.

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There’s still time to make items for SO Kansas, Wyoming, Arkansas.  If you have completed items for those three, mail them in now, so they can be counted.

SO Texas is way short of their goal – 500 out of 2,500.  They’ve extended their deadline to 31 January 2016, so start mailing your items.

SO Delaware had a warm December 2015, so they’re holding their Games in late February 2016.  That gives us another four weeks to make scarves and send them in time for their Games.

SO Alaska mailing is open.  If you have items for SO Alaska, you can start mailing them in now.

So let’s get those hooks and needles busy!

Thanks so much to all who are working on this and supporting the Scarf Project.

Join us on Facebook and Ravelry (links in the right bar) and join in the conversation!

 

 

 

2016 SO Scarf Project: One State Done!

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!

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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!

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2016 SO Scarf Project: The Final Fifteen

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.

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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!

2016 Special Olympics Scarf Project Update

Now that summer is winding down, thoughts turn more and more to the cold winds and the cold weather items that we can all start working on, right?  If you’re looking for a quick project to start you on your cold weather knitting and crocheting, check out the Special Olympics Scarf Project.

The newest addition to the Scarf Project is SO North Carolina, who has agreed to participate. Thanks to Karen, from SavvyFrills.com, who contacted them and got all the information.

Here’s the other highlights:

  • SO Alaska announced their colours – Light blue and Buff/Tan.
  • SO Kentucky is not participating this year 😦  They said that they got so many scarves last year, so I suppose they’ll be using those up first.  Hope they’re back next year!
  • Quite a few states have started to receive scarves and other items.  We’re on the way to meeting their goals!
  • One other state may be joining in, but they haven’t confirmed anything yet.  I’ll post again when I get their colours, if they do decide to go ahead with the Project.

Here’s the updated list of the participating states.  The complete information is available on 2016 SO Scarf Project.

Do join in and support the cause!
If you’re on Facebook or Ravelry, check out the groups and join in as well.

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