It's that time of season again! The nights are getting cooler, tree leaves are starting to turn color, and there's a hurricane (Gustav) that will most likely cause a ruckus with the cost of gas and heating fuel straining even more family budgets! What this means is it is time to look to our local communities and see where we can help someone in need by crocheting or knitting a scarf!
Want to participate? Here's how:
- Crochet or knit a scarf (or more) for charity. You can use a pattern (give credit to the designer if that’s what the pattern calls for!), learn a new stitch, or create your own pattern.
- Pledge it for a local charity near YOU; no need to ship! Check with your local homeless shelters, Salvation Armys, religious institutions, and schools to find a home for your scarf/scarves.
- To have your scarf count towards the goal, let me know by
A. leaving a comment here on my blog. .. don't forget, if you're a blogger, post about it on your blog and give us the link!
B. sending me an email with your count
C.uploading an image on Ravelry, labeling it ”2008 Scarf for 60 Day Challenge.”
- The scarf/scarves must be created by hand between September 1st and November 31st, 2008, midnight, eastern time, to count. (That's right, we actually increased the days to 90 so more scarves can be created this year, but we're going to keep the challenge title the same since it's kinda catchy, easy to remember.)
- Any skill level, age and gender can participate! Spread the word! If you're on ravelry, join the discussion here: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/60-scarves-in-60-days-challenge. As of this blog post, there are 49 people already there, ready to take this challenge on!
- If you have a website or blog, feel free to save the 2008 challenge image in the upper right to your own computer and then display it on your site proudly!
This Challenge is a great stash buster AND does YOUR local community good!