To all of my faithful Project Scarf followers and supporters:
THANK YOU for all of your contributions. Although the blog has been quiet due to personal circumstances, the scarf has continued to grow, and we have continued to gain more followers online. So, the personal: I lost my job in June, and have been focusing on doing what I need to do to survive and find gainful employment. I am happy to say that I am beginning to emerge from the other side of those difficult times, AND I would like to say that continuing to receive all of your beautiful scarf donations has given me solace and strength. So thank you not only for your contribution to this charity, but also personally, from me, for your graciousness in supporting this endeavor.
As you may recall, we decided to scrap the Guinness Book of World Records goal, because the requirements were too restrictive. I wanted to be able to take anything and everything that was sent my way.
As of yesterday, the scarf was 156 feet, and 7 inches, and I still have a few more segments to attach.
I brought it to my KnitLit group and we had a grand unveiling, stretching it out to its full length on the third floor corridor of Haverstraw Middle School. I am going to try to upload the video to our Project Scarf Facebook page, so you can check it out there.
So…I have come to a big decision.
Rather than having these beautiful scarves sitting around all summer until next season, I would like them to go out into the world and be of use to people who need them now, while we still have some winter left.
I have contacted People to People, which is a local organization that serves more than 1,200 families in need right here in Rockland County. They provide food, clothing, and other essential services. Their motto is “helping our neighbors through difficult times with dignity”, and they do just that. They are a remarkable organization, and they have told me that they will be happy to take as many scarves as I would like to give them.
So I will finish attaching all the sections I have, in order for a final total length count and a photo, then I will dismantle them all and take them down to People to People.
I will also include information about the project, website, and contributors, so they will understand how many loving hands have graced this project.
After that, I will be happy to keep going, and start all over again, so those of you who want to keep sending scarves, please do!
Thank you again, everyone – I am truly honored that you have wanted to participate in Project Scarf.
Stay warm, and keep on knitting!