2 crafty. 2 many ideas. 2 much yarn. 2 many pattern books. 2 many craft supplies collecting dust. Time to get moving. Past time to define myself. This begins my journey.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Something New Saturday - Special Olympics Scarf
For many personal reasons, the Special Olympics Scarf Project is near and dear to my heart. I stumbled upon this project a few years ago, and was awestruck by the response across the country. I participated that year and sent in about 6 scarves. Following the activity, I was surprised to see that they could practically fill a basketball court with all the donations. At one point I was disappointed that they had so many contributions that the scarves ended up across the town and in stores. Then again, I was humbled that so many people would care enough to take the time to participate. I ran out of time last year, so the 2 scarves I completed ended up being donated to Online Angels instead. I hope I can get myself together enough to make the deadline this time. For my Something New, I ran across this idea when looking at some afghan patterns. This is a Scandinavian Square pattern from a recent magazine. I didn't chose the colors - these are designated for the 2011 Special Olympics Scarf Project. It was fun to do, but not fun enough to mass produce. I'm thinking of a Mile-A-Minute pattern for the next one. Stay tuned for a different one on an up-coming Something New Saturday.