Sunday, October 01, 2006

Scarf Challenge Stage 1 Complete

What a Beautiful sight!
50 Awesome scarves, each made by caring hands and loving hearts, and sent with good wishes for those who are struggling with cancer, or who have had cancer! You ladies are the best and I can't thank you enough for your participation in the scarf challenge I started. Scarves were sent from the following locations;
Mesa, AZ
Bridgeport, CT
Jeffersonville, IN
Clarkston, MI
Cosco, MI
Kansas City, MO
Omaha, NE
Earlwood, Australia
Netanya, Israel
Stockton, Ca
Lathrop, CA
On Tuesday, Oct 3rd the local newspaper, the Record, will be running a story covering the scarf challenge, our local knitting group Stitch 'n Bitch Stockton-Lodi, and the donation to the Sister Mary Pia cancer center. Pictures of some of your scarves will be used to border the article. I will be sending each of you a link to the article if one is available. This project began as a Pink Scarves for Breast Cancer Challenge, but at the request of Jim Linderman, my contact at the cancer center, I requested some manly type scarves and you all came through!
Wondering why the title of today's post ends with the words "stage 1 complete"? The need hasn't changed with just 50 scarves, so I've decided this will be an on-going project which I will call "Wraps of Love".
Anyone can participate simply by making a scarf using any yarn, any color, any size and shape, for any gender. Contact me for shipping information at

Following are the only rules I must ask that you adhere to;
(following these will insure that no one has an un-necessary allergic reaction to pet hairs, dust or smoke from our homes or chemicals used by the manufacturers. Labeling assures that each person receiving one of these beautiful scarves will receive one made from fibers they are not allergic to.)
1) The scarves must be freshly laundered prior to shipping. Please don't use strongly perfumed products on them.
2) Please provide laundering instructions, so that the recipient can care for the scarf appropriately and enjoy it for many years to come.
3) Please include either a label from the yarn or a list of the yarn contents on a piece of paper attached securely to the scarf.
Let's keep them
"Wrapped in Love"!


At 9:36 PM, Blogger Lynda Lambert said...

What a beatufiul sight to see all these scarves! Shelly, you have only just begun. God has blessed you with an "idea" and it will go on to bring comfort to so many people.

At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Shelly = we did it! Thanks for emailing me the article - it was exciting to see the 2scarves from Australia mentioned! I'll keep you in mind and will send out as many as I can from time to time. x


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