Special Olympics has started early for the 2012 scarf project. You can read all about it at http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org/ .
There are patterns at
http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org/patterns . They are different ones from last year.
The colors are:
Red Heart Super Saver Cherry Red 0319
Red Heart Super Saver Soft Navy 0387
Red Heart Soft Navy 4604
Red Heart Soft Really Red 9925
You can choose to work with the Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart Soft Yarns - or a combination of both - but they ask that you use both a red and a blue in your scarf design.
Size requirement is 6" wide by 54" to 60" long, including fringe.
If your state is not participating, please feel free to donate to my state, Louisiana. You can find their info at http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org/states/view/18 . Special Olympics Louisiana will distribute their scarves for the 2012 Special Olympics Louisiana State Indoor Games in Baton Rouge, LA - Basketball, Bowling and Tennis. Their goal is 1400 scarves for the athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters.
Deadline to receive Louisiana scarves is March 5, 2012.
Shipping address (for Louisiana only) is :
Special Olympics Louisiana
Attn: Scarf Project
1000 East Morris Avenue
Hammond, LA 70403
Instructions for Louisiana (but I think most states have these same basic instructions).
Please place each scarf in an individual Ziploc bag for sanitary reasons.
Multiple scarves may be shipped in the same box.
Please send via UPS, FedEx or United States Postal Service (USPS) to the address specified.
Please include one 3x5 card with your name and mailing address clearly legible. (I suggest using a mailing label if you have one - just stick it on an index card)
You may also include your email address if you would like to receive updates via email.
You are welcome to include a note of well wishes in the box with your scarf. However, due to privacy regulations, please do not include any contact information on the note and do not enclose inside the Ziploc bag with your scarf. For efficiency in receiving, please do not enclose the note in the Ziploc bag with the scarf, but place it separate in the box.
That's the basics. You can get the yarn from your favorite yarn store. Shop Red Heart is also offering a competitive pricing discount on those colors.