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« on: June 28, 2011 01:00:47 PM »


Finally, a time when chicks with sticks and hookers can unite! The 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project is all about letting our Special Olympiads know that we support them. Just think of the opening ceremonies and all the Olympiads in their scarves made by supporters.

This craftalong is designed to support our supporters. We need support too! Because we all have to knit/crochet in the same colors, seeing everyone's interpretations is really neat. If you haven't already joined and would like to participate, we would love to have you! Yes, even if it is the day before your deadline! Happy Crafting!



Quick Info Guide

Colors: Both red and blue (and only red and blue) in any combination you see fit.(Super Saver with Soft, if you choose). The colors are...
*Red Heart Super Saver - Cherry Red 0319
*Red Heart Super Saver - Soft Navy 0387
*Red Heart Soft - Really Red 9925
*Red Heart Soft - Navy 4604

Patterns: You can knit or crochet, and use any pattern. If you would like, they provide free patterns for your convenience that meet the size requirements.

Size: Between 54" and 60" long, and approximately 6" wide. Please include fringe or other adornments within these measurements.

Participating States, their deadlines, and their links

Promotional Flyers to spread the word!



Contributor Suggested Patterns (May have to adjust gauge to fit measurement guidelines)

Knit
*Special Olympics 2009 & 2011 Box Striped Scarf
*Special Olympics 2011 Rib Knit Scarf with Stripes
*Special Olympics 2011 Easy Knit Scarf
*Wooly Wave Scarf
*Hearts, Hugs, & Kisses Scarf
*Garter-Ridged Scarf

Crochet
*Special Olympics 2009 & 2011 Box Striped Scarf
*Special Olympics 2011 Striped Crochet Scarf
*Special Olympics 2011 Granny Squares Scarf
*Special Olympics 2011 Rib Crochet Striped Scarf
*Argyle Scarf (originally made for 2010)
*Diagonal Box Striped Scarf
*Mile-A-Minute Scarf



Craftalong Contributors and Their Scarves (click to see them in this thread)

alwaysinmyroom


yofi


Kittymom13


indigo_roses


craftADDchick


PixieVal


kksimone


In Progress...

LimeRiot


bananaleg


AlishaMisha



Scarves w/o Photos

Miss Barbara 2 Scarves



Contest Giveaway!

How to Enter: Recruit other knitters/crocheters and have them PM me informing that you recruited them. For every scarf they make and post a pic of in this thread, you get 1 point. If you recruited a non-craftster you can just post pics of the scarves they made as proof. Whoever gets the most points wins. If there is a tie I will use random.org to select a winner.

Deadline: 14 February 2012

Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card

You can do anything (legal and not against policies) to recruit. You can use social media, your signatures, PMs, even request a scarf in a swap! (I actually did this and heath_face is contributing a scarf to the NC games!) You can do anything you think will gain an interest.

Remember, even if you recruit 1 person and they make 1 scarf, you have helped create 1 more smile on an athletes face.

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1. alwaysinmyroom
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011 01:47:42 PM »

This sounds really cool. I think I will try to whip something up for it.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011 02:13:35 PM »

Yay!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011 03:51:45 PM »

I think I'll give this a shot too. I'm not a great knitter, but I can do a pretty decent scarf.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011 07:30:33 PM »

This is a really cool opportunity. Thanks for bringing it up! I'm on a bit of a knitting hiatus at this moment but I'd love to pick up the needles in another month or so and help out!
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011 07:19:33 AM »

How nice that it can be crochet or knit!

I will join in...Cheesy 
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011 10:16:03 AM »

I wanted to participate in this a couple of years ago, but the store never had the yarn in stock (and the shipping was too pricey). I'm definitely going to be haunting the yarn bins to see if I can get the yarn to make 1 or 2 scarves this year. My state doesn't seem to be listed, so I'll have to send them to the next state over Smiley

Thanks for posting this and bringing it to my attention!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011 11:19:55 AM »

Yay! I am glad we have some interest!  Uh oh, now I'M worried about finding the right yarn in stock  Undecided  Well, at least I have access to JoAnns, AC Moore, Michael's, and Walmart. One of them must have those colors...

I know a handful people who participate in the Special Olympics and really enjoy it. I haven't got a chance to ask them about what they think about the scarves project yet though.

I am not exactly sure when I am going to start the scarf. I haven't picked up my yarn yet(as you know), but I figured getting the word out there sooner was more important. I have been actively thinking of what design I am going to choose and I believe this would be a great opportunity to do double knitting as it is something that I just haven't done yet.

How about you guys? Got any patterns in mind?
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011 12:33:14 PM »

I love making stripey scarves--I am going to start with the HEROIC Stripes scarf offered on the site!
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011 01:48:07 PM »

Good choice! I think that is my favorite one of the provided patterns. You have the patience of a saint for wanting to weave in all those loose ends! Can you tell I have ADHD?  Cheesy

Just fyi I have added a quick info guide to the first post for quick reference so you guys don't have to keep searching through the site and so newbies can get the gist of what this craftalong is about without having to go through links to see if they are interested. Is there anything that you guys would like to see in it that you think would be helpful?
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