"Thanks to many local 'knitters', Saugeen Shores' Special Olympians are
off to the National Games in Alberta in style in their 'Olympic Scarves'.
More than 650 Special Olympics athletes will travel to St. Albert and
Jasper, Alberta for the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games being held from
February 28 to March 3.
There are eight local athletes in all who will be attending - five
curlers, a speed skater, a Nordic Skier and
a snowshoe competitor.
The Special Olympics organization put out a national request for 2500
scarves to be made for the athletes, their families, supporters, coaches and
volunteers in the powder blue, white and red colour combination of the games.
Spearheaded by Terri Plaunt in Saugeen Shores, several crocheters and knitters,
including one gentleman, stepped in to take up the challenge,
knitting more than 50 scarves, each unique in design."
I actually did mine in Tunisian Stitch and added the year on one of them. All the Ladies and Gentleman in the back row are my friends who offered to help me make all the scarves. They made some pretty special scarves for some pretty special and wonderful people.