Day 2: The morning after

Having finished my project for the 2010 North Carolina State Fair yesterday, to the degree that it was possible, after I got up this morning, I resumed my normal activities.

After a late breakfast and copious amounts of coffee, I prepared to make my first post-project foray out into the world. As it was the second Sunday of the month, I ventured from my home base in Wake count and attended a Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) chapter meeting of the Off the Hook Crochet Guild at the Durham Library South Regional branch. The mission of our chapter is threefold: education, outreach, and charity.

One item that came up on today’s crochet agenda is a project that we are participating in as a guild: the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project. Some readers maybe familiar with this project from previous Special Olympics.

This year knitters and crocheters alike are again invited to participate; there are just a couple of requirements:

One, scarves should be 6″ wide and 54″ to 60″ long
Two, scarves should include both Red Heart Super Saver colors of Turqua (512) and Blue (886)

To learn more about the project (precisely where and exactly when to turn them in has, as yet, not been announced) you can go to this link at Red Heart or to this link for Scarves for Special Olympics

I hope that those of you who crochet or knit are able to join me in this adventure. It is easy to take for granted that ability to participate in the world at large — an opportunity not available to all special athletes — and as for the scarf I have yet to crochet, I already know of at least one new stitch I plan to try, and after that, maybe there will be another!