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The Special Olympics Scarf Project (SOSP) rolls on.  After taking a break yesterday to work on some blanket squares for another charity project I’m involved in (more on that in a future post), I’m about to ‘cast on’ the 2nd scarf!

I was completely surprised to look at the results of the poll for the 2nd scarf and see that the Simple Argyle Scarf had come out of nowhere (0 votes in the first poll), to win!  I did have a brief moment of panic last night though, when the link I had to the pattern wouldn’t work!  However, I did manage to scout out the corrected link, so all systems are go, go, go! 🙂

And now, of course, it’s time for the 3rd poll! 🙂  Once again, the choices are:

Bergamot Ripple Scarf, Bev’s Special Olympics Scarf, Crochet Ripple Scarf, Heart Sampler Square, Lemonade Scarf, Ripple Scarf, Special Olympics Granny Flair Scarf, Special Olympics Scarf, Two Tone Scarf and Vegan Silk.

Oh!  And before I forget, yes, there will be pictures of each completed scarf!  However, because of the construction (sewing) process for the Cancer Awareness Scarf, I need to wait until I’m at the end of the yarn skein so that I don’t waste yarn when cutting a length to use for sewing! 🙂

Scarf Project

The Special Olympics scarf project has started!  I was so excited to sign up for this project back in December, that I neglected to do my homework first . . . that of finding out if I could actually get the specified colours of yarn here in Canada.  I found the blue yarn at a Wal-Mart 90 minutes south of where I live (and didn’t buy it at the time, supposing that if THAT Wal-Mart had the blue, mine would too . . . umm . . . oops?!?), but never did find the turquoise.

I ended up ordering both the blue and the turquoise the first week of January from the States, and it finally arrived yesterday!  WOOHOO!  I immediately started work on the Cancer Awareness Scarf, which was the winner in the poll.  I’m halfway done the scarf already, so I need to know what I should do next! 🙂

I’m going to create a new poll as I start each scarf, so please, vote for your ‘next favourite’.  All previous votes have been ‘nullified’, so if you don’t vote in each poll, your vote won’t count! 🙂

The choices, once again, are: Bergamot Ripple ScarfBev’s Special Olympics ScarfCrochet Ripple ScarfHeart Sampler Square,Lemonade ScarfRipple Scarf,  Simple Argyle ScarfSpecial Olympics Granny Flair ScarfSpecial Olympics ScarfTwo Tone ScarfVegan Silk


Thanks! 🙂

And the Winners Are . . .

Thank you all so much for being willing to participate in the polls for the Year of the Blanket! 🙂  I’m excited to start work on the projects you’ve chosen! 🙂

For the white baby blanket for my dear friend, you chose the Lacy Afghan.  I think she’ll really like the pattern . . . so pretty! 🙂

For the variegated blanket(s), the first place choice was the Dreamy Lace Baby Throw.  Three other blankets received equal numbers of votes, so I’ll probably open another poll when it comes time to make a second blanket with the variegated yarn.

The choice for the blue/white blanket(s) was the Chenille Afghan.  Now, the question will be, should it be in blue, or white? 🙂  Second place was a tie as well, so that will have to be revisited in the future as well.

Last, but not least, the blanket meant for an adult.  The choice was the Crochet New Wave Throw, but last night, I discovered another option that I wish I’d known about to include in the polls.  We’ll have to see if I like that other pattern enough to include it in a poll against the New Wave throw later on!

I hope y’all aren’t going to groan when I do this . . . but I should have done this poll first before the blanket polls.  In celebration of my second cousin Halle  who has Down Syndrome, I am crocheting 12 scarfs for Special Olympics Washington State (no scarf programme exists here in Canada).  The due date for mailing these scarves is mid-February, so they are first up on my queue, before the blankets.

The colours this year are blue and turquoise, and I’ve chosen 12 patterns that I want to make.  I thought it might be fun to have a little poll to see which of the 12 I should ‘cast on’ first . . . *grin*

Voting will be open until Sunday, or until my yarn arrives in the mail, whichever comes first.

Choices are (in alphabetical order): Bergamot Ripple Scarf, Bev’s Special Olympics Scarf, Cancer Awareness Scarf, Crochet Ripple Scarf, Heart Sampler Square, Lemonade Scarf, Ripple Scarf,  Simple Argyle Scarf, Special Olympics Granny Flair Scarf, Special Olympics Scarf, Two Tone Scarf, Vegan Silk

*I will be making each scarf listed.  The poll is just to see in what order I should go! 😉