Saturday, September 1, 2007

4th Annual "60 Scarves in 60 Days" Challenge

 I am pleased to announce it's time for the

Fourth Annual 60 Scarves in 60 Days Challenge!

Wow!  The Fourth Challenge!!  In the past I kicked this charity drive off on October 1st; this year I decided to kick the event off a month earlier -- prior to the holiday crunch time -- to afford more people the time to participate! 

I love having this charity drive as anyone can participate -- any skill level -- any fiber art (crochet, knit, weaving) --
and it's all for helping people in need in your own community!

Here's how to participate: Create a scarf for charity by either knitting or crocheting it (if you're a weaver, that works too!) and then let me know about it by sending me an email or leaving a comment here so we can include Caron Simply Soft Ombres Yarnit in the official count. You do NOT need to send me anything -- you can donate it to your own local charity, or send it to an organization like the 
Orphan foundation.

And this year, I'm going to offer a drawing  -- if you blog about your scarf (tell us if you used a pattern or learned a new stitch, if you enjoyed using a particular yarn, and the organization you'll be donating your scarf to, and such) I will enter your name into the crocheted hat for a special drawing!  Don't have a blog?  That's OK -- send me your essay (minimum of 250 words) and I'll post it here for you.  After theChallenge I'll have Mr. Dee draw a name and the winnerwill receive a "Yoo-Hoo Bamboo Black Bag" purse kit that can be knitted or crocheted!  (A $35 retail value!).   

Let's see if we can get 60 scarves created for charity by the end of October!  Are you game? 
Last year we were able to donate 80 scarves!! To help in promoting this challenge consider saving the Challenge button above onto your PC and then displaying it on your website or blog! Be sure to link to this blog entry so others can learn about what is involved to participate. The more people we can get involved in the challenge, the better chance we have of meeting this goal -- and even beating last year's numbers!

Please keep in mind that if you wish to have your scarf count for this drive it does not need to be fancy in stitching or fiber content. Creating a scarf is a perfect project to practice your stitches on regardless of your skill level! Besides doing something good for your community, and your country, (and perhaps using up some of that accumulating stash?) it will make you feel good inside.

Scarves are like hugs; you don't realize the true warmth they wield until you give one away! And if you don't know how to crochet or knit, then what better reason is there to learn?!? We have until October 31st, so that's plenty of time if we combine our efforts!
Care to join me?!  J
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8 comments:

fibersbytracie said...

I'm game!  I'll be posting over at http://fibersbytracie.blogspot.com.

My scarves will be going to Threads of Compassion.  Thanks for this.  I needed a kick in the rear to get them going (I already have a bunch of yarn for it).

gesclubbock said...

I would love to be a part of this!  Last year several afghans were donated to foster children as part of Project Linus, maybe this year I can donate matching scarves with the afghans I make.  Sounds like fun!  You can find me at
http://fromthehook.blogspot.com/

Thanks
Sonia

crochooked said...

Dee,
I'll be joining you.  I have 2 red scarves ready to go to the Orphan Foundation, and 1 to go to a local charity.
Jane

pcb_chick@yahoo.com said...

i would love to help!!! http://pcbchickinflorida.blogspot.com/

itsmemaven said...

Hey Dee! Count me in!

My blog is:

http://fiberpron.blogspot.com

I will be crocheting, I hope TWO, scarves for the Red Scarf Project!

I just haven't gotten around to blogging about it yet!

A gal from the knitting/crochet group I co-moderate gave me a few balls of some red yarn she frogged from some red wool sweaters she got from thrift, so I'll be using that yarn and augmenting it with some of my own, too! I foolishly thought I'd knit (for novelty purposes to prove to myself that I *CAN* knit) a scarf; however, in the essence of CRUNCH TIME, I think I'll frog that and just crochet both of the scarves! Crochet goes so much faster and you can build height so much quicker too!

craftyone77 said...

so awesome that you're doing this! i just posted a bunch of fo's to my blog (warmwithlove.com) and one of them is a scarf i'm sending out to charity! so there's one to add to the count!

ladynthread said...

I've finished a scarf and blogged about it here:

http://ladynthread.blogspot.com/2007/10/60-scarves-in-60-days.html

If the Boston Red Sox continue in the playoffs then I'll be glued to my tv and knitting more scarves :)

schcrochet said...

I blog on blogspot
http://4CCCCs.blogspot.com

I'm unsure if this challenge is still going on.  I knit and I crochet and I've made and donated more scarfs then I can count so am indeed interested.

Please pop over for a visit and let me know whether this is going on for 2008

Sandy