Monday, December 06, 2010

Charity Knitting: Scarves for Special Olympics

A good friend sent me a link to this VERY cool project organized by Red Heart and the Winter Special Olympics -- scarves for all the participants!  I know this is a VERY hectic time of year for us knitters ... we're busy finishing gift-knitting for family and friends.  I know this is a VERY hectic time of year for us designers ... we're busy finishing commissioned designs and drafting new submissions and generally up to our ears in work.

But a scarf doesn't take that long ... and if each one of us makes just one ... that will be many more than they would have had!  So won't you take a minute ... look up your state and the requirements ... and make a scarf for one of the athletes, families or volunteers who annually make the Special Olympics a reality? 

My state of Virginia needs the scarves by January 6th (mailing by December 30th) ... wouldn't that be perfect for post-Christmas dinner knitting?  And it only needs to be 6" x 54" or 60". 

Please let me know if you decide to participate ... and what state you're in.  If you'll send me a picture of the finished scarf (or SCARVES!), I'll be happy to post 'em on here ... THANK YOU for your help in this project of love and perseverance!

Happy knittin'
Mary C. Gildersleeve
By Hand, With Heart -- hand-knit designs

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