I am knitting again for the Special Olympics Scarf Project. Here is a link to the information for Texas. Towards the bottom of this post I have listed a link to Colouring with Yarn. They have complied a great list of the participating states and the details. One thing that I will add – if your state is not participating, you can still knit/crochet/loom scarves – just send them to another state!!!
I am trying to challenge myself with some new patterns, but still keep it brainless. I am currently working on an eyelet pattern (scarf #3), that is not so brainless. I really have to pay attention. I have typed out the pattern large enough so I can read it from a distance and I use a piece of masking tape placed under the row that I am currently working on. That helps.
Are there any knitters out there? Row 3 in the pattern above ended in “k2tog, yo, k2top yo” …. I would still consider myself a beginner, but ending a row in a “yo” just doesn’t make sense to me, so I reversed the order to read “yo, 2ktog, yo, 2ktog.” Is that a misprint, or can you really end a row with a “yo” (yarn over)?
I have also come up with a way to keep the scarf out of the way as it gets longer. Boy, does that help a lot! There is enough cat hair on this scarf the way it is, I certainly don’t need to add more by letting it drag on the floor. How do you keep your scarf (or large project) out of the way as you knit?
With the Special Olympics Scarf Project you can knit, crochet or loom your scarves… what ever works for you. I can really crank out a crocheted scarf, but then my right hand is done in for several weeks… so I do the knitting. I have noticed with knitting this year, I am now feeling it in my hands also…. just can’t win. So I do a little at a time instead of an hour – that helps.
Here are some of the specifics for the scarves. Dimensions are:
- 54-60 inches long
- 6 to 7 inches wide
- Pack scarves individually in zip-bags for mailing
- The notes to the athletes are great, so by all means include those, we just ask you please not attach them to the scarves themselves.
Scarves can be made in any pattern and can be knitted, loomed or crocheted.
Please wash the scarf before sending it, especially if you smoke or have pets.
Click on the link to Colouring with Yard below for a list of the participating states. some other states that are participating. If you do not see your state, pick another state, go pick up some yarn and start knitting. You can knit for any state that you want, as long as you are using the colored yarn for that state.
Colouring with Yarn has a great post showing the details for:
- South Dakota
Here are a few posts about the past scarves that I sent:
- Knitting scarves for the Special Olympics (Sept 2011)
- 1st Scarf Finished (Oct 2011)
- 2nd Scarf (Oct 2011
- 3rd Scarf (Dec 2011)
- #4, #5, #6, etc (Jan 2012)
Do you knit (or crochet) for a cause? Tell us about it. Share links in your comment.