Saturday, November 08, 2008

Knit Special!

Help Out the Special Olympics Scarf Project!

That's right...another fun filled togetherness project with the Zombie Prom Date Knitters!

So, what's the project you ask?


Athletes at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Idaho will be wrapped in a little handmade love, courtesy of knitters and crocheters across the country. Coats & Clark is sponsoring a project to provide each athlete with a scarf created in white and delft blue Red Heart® Super Saver® yarns.

Actually, we were approached by the Kalamazoo Knitters to join them. See, they raised funds, got yarn, and now just need knitters.

Now that's organization that may not be a part of our group charter. Let's double check...

Zombie Prom Date Knitters of SW Michigan
Inefficient and Unorganized
Good with a Shovel
Will work for Wool, well, if the work’s easy

Nope, it says right there, unorganized.

But we try so darn hard...

Soo, for more Kalamazoo Local information, along with yarn to knit a scarf or two...Please-Please! Attend the
Kalamazoo Knitting Guild Meeting
November 17th, 2009
Oakwood Neighborhood Center
(The Oakwood Neighborhood Center is on Laird near the D&W on Parkview at
Oakland. Laird is the second street past D&W going west on Parkview. Take
a left on Laird and it’s just a little ways (like a block) down on the
right. There’s a very small sign indicating where to turn in for the
Neighborhood Center. After turning right at the sign, you will see the old
Oakwood Elementary School on the left and the Oakwood Neighborhood Center is
the white building on the right by a large parking area.)

Here is the info from the Coats and Clark site with the rest of the official information:

No special patterns or skills are required to create a scarf. Beginners, schools, scout troops and other local groups are actively encouraged to participate. "Our only rule," says Blizzard, "is that the scarves are knitted or crocheted by hand using delft blue (885) and white (311) Red Heart Super Saver yarn, because these colors perfectly match the Special Olympics logo and were chosen specifically by the World Winter Games organizers."

Coats is providing a knitted pattern and a crochet pattern but any pattern from basic stitches to complicated colorwork and stitch patterns may be used. Personal notes from knitters and crocheters who want to send their best wishes to the athletes are encouraged and should be firmly attached to the scarves, which will be handed out before the Opening Ceremony.

Special Olympic Scarves pattern

Completed scarves must arrive by January 15, 2009, and should be sent to:

2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games Scarf Project
3150 West Main Street
Boise, Idaho 83702


tracyb said...

I'll see if I can find some of that yarn up here!

Linda said...

Scarves are my specialty!