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Saturday, September 15, 2007

60 Scarves in 60 Days

Dee has thrown down the gauntlet and issued a challenge. If you're familiar with the movie Tap, everyone now yells "Challenge!" I supposed few others know the movie, therefore instead of yelling challenge, we need to pick up our hooks and crochet a scarf and donate it to a charity. The charity is your choice; a local nursing home or veterans organization, or a national group, such as the Orphan Foundation of America.
Here are some links that might be helpful:
"Orphan Foundation of America"
They are looking for red scarves, your choice of pattern, stitch, yarn, etc.
Send your scarf (scarves) between Sept. 1 and Oct. 15
"Christmas at Sea"
and Christmas on the River. This group is asking for scarves, hats,mittens and socks, and have a nice list of patterns available on the site.
"Survivors Offering Support" This yarn shop in Maryland is packing goodie bags to give to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. They are looking for Pink scarves.
"The National WW11 Museum New Orleans"
"Knit your Bit" This museum has a pattern which evokes the 1940's, which is available on the website. I think crocheters asked for a pattern, and a knitter translated the knit pattern to crochet, because it's a real laugh!
Here's the beginning: "Chain approximately 6 inches in MC"
then "switch to CC and crochet 1 inch, change back to MC and crochet 1 inch"
I wonder what stitch we're using in this pattern? But the best is probably the final instruction "BO all stitches". Beginning crocheters, don't try this pattern without help!

I have two red scarves finished to mail to the Orphan Foundation, and one to go to a local charity. I think I'll make one or two to send to the WW2 Museum, but I think I'll have to buy some olive green or navy blue yarn.

Try surfing the web to find other charities looking for scarves, and find one you want to support with your time, yarn and hooks.


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