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Subject: special project for knitters and crocheters..
Date Posted: 8/20/2008 4:00 PM ET
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Coats & Clark Special Olympics Project: http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Features/Special+Olympics.htm

If you're on Ravelry there is a gropu for those participating: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/special-olympic-scarf-project

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 7:13 PM ET
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Thank you so very much for posting this!  I am a brand-new knitter and even I will be able to make a scarf with the basic pattern provided!  I am so excited to do this.

So excited that I will actually set foot into Wal-Mart to get the yarn - from the posts on the Ravelry group board it looks like this is one of the few places to pick up that Delft Blue.  But ooooohhhhhh I dislike Wal-Mart............ I will get over it for a good cause, however!

Thanks again!

Subject: Thanks again
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 11:02 AM ET
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Thanks again for posting this, I love to crochet when i know its going to a good cause wont just end up in the back of someones closet, lol

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 10:48 AM ET
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Yes, thank you for posting this!  I'm also a real beginner but I think I'll be able to knit this.  How nice to knit something for such a wonderful cause!

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 7:53 PM ET
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Thanks for posting this.  I'm almost finished with my afghan.  Wal-Mart huh...I'm with you Nora I hate to shop there.  Has everyone checked Michaels and Joann for the color?

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 1:53 PM ET
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Rose,

I don't do WM either but if you go to project site there is a link to search for stores in your area.  I'm in CA and according to the site, they sell the yarn at both Michaels and Joann.

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 1:19 PM ET
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i cannot find this yarn anywhere. I've been to two wal*marts, a micheal's and a local store called "The Yarn Basket" and no one has it.

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 7:49 PM ET
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I ordered online through the RedHeart website. It was about $8.50 for 3 skeins of the blue,a nd came in 5 days.... I despise wally-world too.

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 8:20 PM ET
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Thanks Sam.  I love shopping online.  How much did they charge for shipping?

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 1:09 AM ET
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Well wouldn't you know it, I order some online and the next day i brought my sister to walmart for some ribbon and now the shelf has lots of delft blue! I wish the clerks knew what they were talking about when i ask if they'll be getting a shipment soon. lol



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Date Posted: 8/29/2008 11:36 AM ET
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isn't htat life, Samantha!

Rose, my total for 3 skeins with shipping ws $8.50... but it now looks like even they are out of stock for a few more weeks. :(

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 9:28 PM ET
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Sam, being out of  stock might mean that everyone is working on these scarves!  I'm going to check Michaels and Joanns this weekend and will report back.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 12:34 AM ET
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I stopped by Joann's today and they had the white but not the blue....bummer....I might have to give in and go to wallyworld unless I can come up with some other errands to justify driving all the way to Michaels.

Hope y'all are having better luck!

Subject: New to crochet!
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 7:51 AM ET
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I love to crochet and have taught myself. Can anyone help me understand some patterns please? If you can please email me funnyfarm2003@comcast.net. I am frustrated. I am disabled and now home full time. I want to craft. I want to feel like I can still contribute. Help Please!!!

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 7:20 PM ET
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Thanks for posting this. I started on my first scarf today.  I checked my local Michaels, AC Moore and JoAnn's today for the Delft blue without luck. My last hope was WalMart and at least they had several skeins.  Looks like my TBR pile will remain untouched for a while now.

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 8:20 PM ET
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Yep, Walmart had the delft blue.  Now I get to start my scarf!

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I'm going to pick up this yarn and make some of these ASAP!  That is super cool!!!

Date Posted: 10/9/2008 10:12 PM ET
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Thanks, Sam, for posting this thread (or yarn?) :)

I forwarded the link a while ago to some local friends who knit, and a lot of them were excited about it.  One of them is convinced she can teach me to knit well enough to turn out scarves of my own.  We'll see what they look like.

How many scarves can you get from one blue and one white skein of yarn?  (Or do I need more than one skein of each per scarf?)  Has anyone finished one yet?   Just wondering.

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 1:14 PM ET
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I went to Wal-mart on my lunch hour today and picked up the yarn.  Hope to start on the scarf tonight.  What a great idea.

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 2:44 AM ET
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Dana, you should be able to get at least one scarf from the 2 skeins, maybe 2. It's been so long since I made a scarf, but there's a lot of yardage in a skein of Red Heart.

Lisaane, did you get it figured out?

I have to use up some of my scrap yarn before I can go buy more, or Mom will die of heart attack- it's taking over the living room! But then I am going to do one or two of these. Maybe one knit and one crochet, I crochet quite well but am a beginning knitter.

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 3:03 PM ET
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I started one of the knit scarves last night.  I really like the way the pattern is working up and I love that Delft blue color.  I told a couple of friends about it today and I am going to send them the link.

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 12:10 AM ET
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Yay, I'm so glad I saw this!  I just dragged my knitting bag out again last weekend and this is a perfect project to get me motivated again. 

And it's in my skill level.    :)

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 10:53 AM ET
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Cindy, I hear you!  I have completed 1 and 1/2 scarves.  I am trying to finish a baby afghan for a shower on Sunday so I have put the scarf aside til then.  have fun!

Date Posted: 11/12/2008 8:39 AM ET
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I have completed two scarves.  I'll probably get another one done before the deadline but I am working on Christmas gifts right now.

Date Posted: 11/12/2008 10:25 PM ET
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I just found the yarn at Wal-Mart on Tuesday, so I'm ready to get started soon. Jo-Ann's only had the white, not the Delft Blue. It's a nice project to get me fingers moving again.

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