The Plan

Update 2017. While we hoped we could revive this project it has not happened. If anyone is interested in taking over, please leave a comment.

Knit lots of hats and scarves for patients and survivors or breast and ovarian cancers to be donated to the Komen Foundation for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate. We fully support monetary fund raising efforts for the cure. But we also want to do something which will go directly to those who need to know there are people rooting for their health and survival. All skill levels are welcome!

Please join us! The 2011 project ends Sept. 15th.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We delivered the scarves today!

Well, this is the last post…at least for this year.

Thank you to everyone who contributed. We were so proud to deliver such beautiful handcrafted scarves that you made.

The Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will post this donation to their Website:

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Congratulations everyone!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tying up loose ends

Greetings All, Lisa and Tara here...
We're meeting today to ooooh and aaah over all of the beautiful scarves and tie up the loose ends. Haha - no pun intended. Lisa says, we came through with flying "pink" colors. Thank you again from both of us for making our pilot project such a wonderful success!
We've got one more small detail to ask of you. Lori added a lovely tag to her scarf with a note that includes information about the kind of yarn that was used.
Lisa and I think this was a brilliant idea and would like to add tags to all of the scarves with the yarn info and washing instructions. If you've forgotten what you used we will make an educated guess. Please send this info as soon as possible as we would like to pack them up this week.
Thanks again and great job! When we receive information from the Susan B. Komen Foundation we will post again on this blog.
Lisa and Tara

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

3 more!

We received three more scarves bringing our total to: 17! so far. I know there are a few more lingering out there. Hopefully we will receive them soon. :)
Rachael knitted this beautiful garter stitch scarf: :)
Wendy wanted to used some gorgeous pink silk from her stash, but it wasn't enough for our scarf. So she knitted this adorable shall/scarf instead.
And Jennifer followed the patterns with some of her own hand dyed pink yarn. Jennifer is suggesting a lace sampler for next year.... thoughts?
By the way, Jennifer's scarf received the most inspection - which was a pass.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The first "How we did" Post

Hello All! I just wanted to share what we've accomplished. I'm still waiting on about five scarves I think? I'm sure they are on their way.
I am thrilled with what we have so far. Everyone made beautiful variations on all of the patterns, used fabulous different colors, and we had some interesting surprises. I am deeply grateful to all participants. Thank you for taking your time to knit something for a complete stranger. I keep hearing phrases such as... "when I do this project next year"... which to me sounds like this was a success. This was our pilot project and so if any of you have feedback for us - we would love to hear it.

Here are the scarves we have so far:
Anne's scarf with some beautiful cable swatches.
Lori's scarf in a fabulous "grapefruit pink" color!
Cary's was the surprise - um, somehow it got felted. The best part of the surprise? All the patterns still look wonderful!
Jess's first knitting project. What a trooper! Learned how to knit just for the knit-a-thon.
And last but certainly not least, Stevie's Grandma knitted like crazy! Yes, that would be seven scarves for the project. Apparently she said to Stevie - I still have more pink yarn, should I keep knitting?
Oh yes, and all of your scarves have passed a rigorous inspection process:
Thank you again for all your hard work - stay tuned for more as they come in.