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and so it grows

So I arrived home from the latest sojourn to be greeted by TWO more Project Scarf packages!

Special thanks to Pam J. from Oklahoma City, who sent 2 lovely scarf sections, totalling 64 inches in length.

Pam had this to say about Project Scarf:

“Love this idea – used up two old skeins of yarn for this – such an awesome project” 

Pam J., Oklahoma City

Thank YOU Pam, for joining Project Scarf!  You are now an official member of our Project Scarf Wall of Fame :-).

The second box was from Jennifer Marsh of Huntsville, Alabama, founder of the International Fiber Collaborative.  Please check out her Dream Rocket Project – it is SO cool, and very similar in spirit to Project Scarf.

Here’s what Jennifer had to say about Project Scarf:

Hey Betsy,


I just wanted to let you know that on my way out of Columbus, OH yesterday, I dropped a box off at the post office for ‘Project Scarf’ which I am inspired by. It is not much, but I hope something in the box helps. You will find some hand washed, carted, and spun wool in which I did during a sheep project of mine back in grad school. I have a whole bin of it that just sits unused, and thought some how it might come in handy. 

This is a picture of a performance I did after I created a ‘cozy’ type outfit out of the sheep wool to place back on the sheep after crocheted. It was a fun project, but I know that the farmer thought I was nuts. 🙂

Jennifer Marsh and her Sheep Project

(photo courtesy of Jennifer Marsh)

Jennifer sent a box filled with goodies from our wish list – it was like Christmas in July!  Inside was her gorgeous wool, an assortment of notecards and envelopes, quart size ziplocs, and some brand new crochet hooks (which I DO use for joining scarf sections).  Also, she enclosed brochures about her Dream Rocket Project, which I look forward to passing along.  Jennifer has now officially become a Project Scarf Angel.  Thank you Jennifer, and I look forward to a continued relationship!

Scarf Log

Here are the vitals since my last report:

Total Scarf Length: 56 feet and four inches!

Click here to see an updated list of the places Project Scarf has been recently!

Thanks everyone, and stay tuned…

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A few photos from Baltimore…actual convention pix to follow soon – technical glitch being worked on!

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Project Scarf accompanied daughter Kalliope and boyfriend Spencer to the Shore Leave Convention in Baltimore. Kalliope and Spencer dressed as “space hippies” from the original series Star trek episode “Way to Eden

Space Hippies

I also saw dear friend Ann, and we sat in her garden and ate quiche made with fresh picked veggies from her own back yard…YUM.

Good people, good food, lots of knitting, and silliness!

the Stats:

(I had lots of time to knit this weekend!)

As of today,

Day 25

Mon. July 11

Length: 269.5″ (= 29 feet, 3.5 inches)  (up 82″, or 6′ 10″ from last measurement!)

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So here are some highlights of the travels and progress of Project Scarf since last we met…

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I have been visiting my Dad in Harpswell, Maine for a few days, and as you can see, Project Scarf came right along!

Some excerpts from Project Scarf’s Journal:

Day 12

June 28, 2011

Project Scarf hits the road for Harpswell, Maine to visit Betsy’s Dad, Lin Rodman, with Phoenix and Beauty along for company. Today the scarf is 11’8″ long (up 6.5″ from yesterday.)

Day 13

June 29, 2011

Betsy and Peter’s 20th (gulp!) wedding anniversary…a rainy morning followed by beautiful sunshine…P.S. leads an anniversary parade to the ocean:

P.S. takes the stairs to the beach

Project Scarf watches Phoenix swim

Betsy comes up with the idea to label the scarf length as she goes (thus avoiding having to measure the entire length each day, which at some point will become quite a project in itself), but also realizes that there will be a stretch factor over time.  I also came up with the brilliant idea to mark where I start in the morning so I only have to measure that day’s progress (duh.)

Day’s progress: scarf is now 14’9″ (up 37″ from yesterday.)

Day 14

June 30, 2011

Got together with my oldest childhood friend Kate Greeley today, who blessed Project Scarf with a row.  Thanks Kate!  After that we went strawberry picking – P.S. stayed at home…

Betsy oldest friend adds a row to Project Scarf in Bowdoinham, Maine.

By the end of the day, P.S. is 15’11” long.

Day 15

July 1, 2011

Project Scarf accompanies us to the tennis courts at Fulle Field in Harpswell.

Phoenix at the tennis courts

Do you think P.S. bounces?

P.S. stretches out along the net...

Scarf is now 16’8″ long…

Day 16

July 2, 2011

By day’s end P.S. is 17′ 10″ long

Day 17

July 3, 2011

On the road…P.S. takes a rest for today.  Home sweet home!

Day 18

July 4, 2011

Project Scarf has it’s first public contribution attached – with many thanks to our Facebook follower Kathleen Ganster in Allison Park, PA.

P.S. is now 21' and 3" long!

by day’s end: we have a grand total of 21′ and 3″ for fireworks viewing!

Don’t forget to check our updated Wall of Fame, Where in the World, and How Long? pages!

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As my grandfather Rodman used to say – no matter how long they were away for!

Project Scarf Update

Day 18

The big news: I arrived home from Maine to a package waiting from one of our Facebook followers, Kathleen Ganster of Allison Park, PA,.  Inside was Kathleen’s 41″ section of beautiful scarf, (her section is pictured above) along with 2 lovely beaded bracelets from BeadforLife.  They are a really cool organization which helps impoverished Ugandan women – please check them out and support them.  (You get gorgeous jewelry out of the deal, too!)

Up until now, all of my scarf contributors have been local family, friends, students, and community members.  So a special THANKS goes to Kathleen for being our first contributor from cyberspace and the general public.  Way to go Kathleen…you have been added to our “Wall of Fame” – Let’s hope that you are the first of many, many!

The Stats:

Thanks to Kathleen’s contribution, Project Scarf is now 255 inches long (that’s 21 feet and 3 inches).

The hands of 9 knitters, and counting, have blessed the project so far.

Project Scarf has been worked on in New York, New Jersey, Maine and Pennsylvania.  Let’s add to that list!

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I received a Facebook message from Kathleen in Pittsburgh last night with a photo of 41 inches of gorgeous scarf soon to be on it’s way…she may have the honor of being the first contributor from the general public!

Our first public contribution!

Thank you Kathleen!

Yesterday was another housekeeping day in preparation for a week away in Maine visiting my dad.

So…I will be away from the Project Scarf website until about July 4th.  Blessedly, I will have no computer access and poor cell phone access.  I am looking forward to a week of no technology and lots of knitting.  I’ll see you all back here in a week!

By the way, yesterday’s scarf progress (Day 10) was about one inch…hey, it’s something!

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