Wow, I’ve been silent on this here blog for a while, haven’t I??? I’ve been busy: reading (a few book reviews are coming up soon!, and STITCHING!)
Which brings me to the good news: I finished 8 scarves in my ‘Special Olympics Scarf Project’! 🙂
The first scarf I worked on was the ‘Cancer Awareness’ scarf . . . which I couldn’t complete until I was closer to the end of a skein of the yarn (because of how it needed to be put together). I think it turned out pretty well:
The second scarf I worked on was the ‘Simple Argyle’, which turned out to not be so simple after all! I think the idea of tapestry crochet is an interesting one, and maybe I’ll eventually make a foray into it, but it was too tedious to try whilst on a deadline! So, I ended up making the ‘Ripple Scarf’ pattern as scarf ‘#2b’:
I’ve already showed you the ‘Vegan Silk’ and ‘Granny Flair’ scarves, so on to scarf #5, which was the ‘Special Olympics Scarf’:
Next up is the ‘Crochet Ripple’:
Then, the ‘Heart Sampler Square’:
And last, but not least, #8 was ‘Bev’s Special Olympics Scarf’:
And, here’s all 8 together! 🙂
However . . . there’s bad news. Shipping these scarfs would cost upwards of $40, which is entirely cost-prohibitive for our family at the moment! 😦
I was so disappointed when I found out that news yesterday. I had worked so hard on this project and wanted to help out with a cause that I’ve a vested interest in . . .
This is where the hopeful news comes in . . . I’m going to offer these scarfs to you if you want them. I want to raise money for the Special Olympics, but, due to the copyright and designer requests on some of the patterns, I cannot mark them as for sale.
That said, I CAN offer them to you for free, and if you want to make a donation to the Special Olympics (or a Downs Syndrome foundation), that is up to you! 😉 (I will have my hunky tech guy post a ‘donate’ button on this site if you’d rather donate the money directly to me, and I will in turn send that same amount on to the Special Olympics . . . )
So, the scarfs are up for grabs . . . ready? set! GOOOOOO . . . 😆