Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Scarves for Special Olympics

In 2009 they started the Scarves for Special Olympics. It took place in Idaho and they asked for 5,000 scarves. They ended up with 55,000 scarves! Everyone had a scarf! I didn't have the opportunity to join in and again last year I was too late to join in. But this year I did find out in time to join. Here are the 10 scarves I made to send for the state of Nevada. Every year they pick two colors so all the scarves are made with the same 2 colors but the person can use whatever pattern they want. The size is approcimately 6 inches by 54-60 inches. You can't see it but all mine have tassels.Now Keni wants one for herself too. She loved the tassles. I knitted one and crocheted 9. I can make 3 or 4 crocheted scarves in the time it takes me to knit one. I made all of these in 6 evenings. They will pick the new colors for next year around April so I will get an early start on them. Anyone who knits, crochets or loom knits can send a scarf. Some states don't get enough to give each participant one. Other states get enough to give to each participate and each volunteer. I would love to see their faces when they get a scarf. I can just imagine the smiles. Now on to the poncho I was making...

1 comment:

  1. Love all the different designs. The colors are great too. You are such a wonderful person to do all that you do for others.