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2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project

28 Apr
Scarves I made for the 2011 project – all ready to go

I am excited to be able to pass on the news that the 2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project is getting started but also that they have announced the official colors.

*drum roll please*

NAVY and CHERRY RED

So it’s a blue and red kind of year!

If you are looking for more information on the project, do visit their website at http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org/

The website includes the color numbers as well as pictures of the yarn to be used.

Like last year, Red Heart brand yarn is to be used; however, there is additional news. Scarf  makers are not restricted to the Super Saver line only. This year you can use the colors from the Super Saver line or the Soft line of Red Heart yarn. I know I will be using the Red Heart Soft yarn simply because it is softer. It may be a little more expensive, but there is something to be said about cuddling up in a nice warm soft scarf.

I hope you take a moment to consider donating your time and efforts to making a scarf (or two or three or twenty) for our Special Olympians this upcoming year.

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19 Comments

Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Rambles and Reflections

 

19 responses to “2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project

  1. Kathleen

    April 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    YAY, thank you for the heads-up about this! I've always wanted to join in on this project.

     
  2. CrochetConcupiscence

    May 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I will most likely use the softer yarns that are offered this year, too. Glad they chose to do that. And I have to say I am much more in love with these colors than the turqua from 2011!

     
  3. Cris

    May 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    The turqua was very hard to work with. I will admit that it went with the blue better than I originally thought it would – but not something I would pair up on my own. These two will be a lot easier to design with.

     
  4. Sherri

    May 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    The only trouble is that it's been hard to find the soft in stores and online! I think everyone is so excited, they are buying it up!

     
  5. Suziham47

    May 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    My local AC Moore had a lot of the soft yarn….

     
  6. Shelley

    May 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I am trying to find easy knit patterns. any suggestions

     
  7. Mimi_ster

    May 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    My local AC Moore and Michael's both have the soft. I spoke to a manager at AC Moore about increasing the stock on hand of these colors to help S.O. Knitters and a plus to increase their sales. She was going to email

     
  8. guest

    May 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    If you mean knit patterns for the Special Olympics project, they have them on the Red Heart website.

     
  9. Ssdk1957

    May 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I haven't been able to find soft yarn but have bought 2 skeins ea of the super saver 14 oz . I live in a rural area but I'll look at Hobby Lobby the next time I get out there.

     
  10. Cris

    May 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    My luck has been bizarre. I can find the blue in RH Soft but no Cherry Red. I can find Cherry Red in the RH Super Saver, but not the Navy *laughing* I figure I'm going to have to go online and buy it that way… and I don't live in a rural area :)

     
  11. Cris

    May 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Great idea – I will have to give our stores a call later because so far, I've had ZERO luck in finding what I need. :(

     
  12. Cris

    May 9, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    RH does have some on their website as does the Special Olympics Scarf project website. There are no set patterns you *have* to use either – so going to Ravelry and finding a free knit scarf pattern would work too. The only stipulation to this project is that you have to use the colors. I hope you find some good ones :)

     
  13. Cris

    May 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I think so too. I'm in a pretty big city and I can't find them. I can find Navy in the soft but no cherry red… and vice versa in the super saver … I think I'm going to call the stores later and give them a head's up that they need to order some.

     
  14. Cris

    May 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I know they are a “more the merrier” project :) There are a LOT of people who need the scarves.

     
  15. Karengeneric

    May 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Do you have a WalMart nearby? It's a little less expensive than the website, even though they offer a discount.

     
  16. Crochetcabana

    May 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Both yarns are the same price at the Red Heart shop online.

     
  17. Carolyn Gass

    May 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Our crochet group at church is already starting on these scarfs to get a head start on next year!

     
  18. Linda

    May 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    So nice to get the colors/numbers for the 2012 year so early! I just had too many difficult things happening in my life last year and was so sad I was able to send only one scarf. I promised I would do much better for the next year and I will. Linda Stansel

     
  19. Diane macdougall

    May 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    There aren't as many yards in the Soft as there are in Super Saver.

     

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