I believe my talents are a gift and I should give back whenever possible. I’ve tried to make an effort to participate in the Special Olympics Scarf Project for several years. I missed a couple of years. This year, I was fortunate enough to run across the new color announcements for my state early enough that I could put a scarf on my crafting schedule. This year’s Kentucky colors of Royal Blue and Yellow Red Heart Yarn were readily available enough, some even coming from my mother’s stash.
I see the SO-Scarf Project and other charitable crafting programs as an opportunity to both give back AND try out new techniques, new stitches and new patterns. I know there are those knitters out there that look down at those that use the less-expensive acrylic yarns but I will use whatever my hands find to use.
Here is the 2015 scarf for Kentucky in the chosen colors. I had another pattern that used a raspberry stitch for the scarf so I took that pattern and adapted it to a two-color stripe scarf that fit the requested dimensions of 6″ wide and 54′ to 60″ long. I learned a new stitch and have provided a treasured item to those working the SO games.
Do you participate in charitable knitting projects?