Thursday, September 22, 2011

60 Scarves in 60 Days challenge

I've been so busy with... well, everything... that I forgot to keep track of my scarves for Dee's challenge. If you've never participated, you might like to have a look at the blog post about the 60 Scarves in 60 Days challenge. Once again, the dates are actually 90 days (Sept. 1 to Nov. 30). You can make any scarf pattern and donate it to whatever cause you wish. There is a Ravelry group (link in the blog post) where counts are kept, but if you are not on Ravelry that is not a problem.

I enjoy doing challenges. I guess I am competitive by nature. :-) In any case, many good causes are helped by this one so if you like to make scarves, this is your chance to hop on the bandwagon.

I went back through my September posts and found 7 scarves made since the 1st. As you know, those are going to the Special Olympics. I also made the Doctor Who scarf, but that does not count as that was for myself, not a charity. The scarves that are counted must be donated to a charity.

You can post photos or a link on the Ravelry group if you want to.

If you don't know where to donate them, here are a few suggestions from me.
Special Olympics Louisiana (be sure to read guidelines regarding size and yarn)

Knit Your Bit  (veterans)

The Bridge and Beyond (homeless)

Threads of Compassion (victims of sexual violence)

Christmas at Sea (mariners)

Crafting for a Cause (accepts many types of items, including scarves, for Native Americans)

Scarves from the Heart (cancer patients)

The above are all efforts that I have personally donated to and have corresponded with someone associated with it so I know them to be legit. I have actually visited the Special Olympics Louisiana office and met the dedicated people who work there. The wonderful lady who coordinates Knit Your Bit has visited in my home. Of course I have known Sandy at the Bridge for many years and she is one hard worker and dedicated to helping the homeless in her area.

Kudos to Dee for keeping up this fine tradition and challenging us to keep those hooks moving to help others.

Happy crocheting!


  1. you have been very diligent each year and following this tradition. Kudos to you.

  2. This sounds like a great competition for you!!

  3. I signed up for that once several years ago,. but found 60 in 60 just not a reasonable challenge, so never signed up for that one again. Didn't remember it was actually 90 days not 60, still though...that's a scarf everyother day, can't imagine anyone actually makes that they? Crocheters is faster then knitting; but don't think I could even do that now days. Gotta mix up the knitting and crocheting to keep my hands for going numb...old age.........argh

  4. Sandy, you misunderstand the challenge. Each person doesn't have to make 60 scarves in 90 days. I think it was originally intended for the group (whoever participated) to make 60 scarves, but we always go way over that. Dee's post says: "All you need to do is hand-craft one (or more!) scarves from September 1st through November 30th and then tell us who you will be donating your scarf to. "