Registration for the OK State Fair Creative Arts Competition has begun.
It’s free to register to submit your scarf to the competition. They display all the donated scarves together and then we pick them up at the end of the fair. Everyone who enters one receives a cool ribbon, and they even judge the scarves and award place ribbons to the ones they determine the top 10.
Free registration is online now through August 15th. You can submit up to 3 crocheted scarves and up to 3 knitted scarves. The details are all on the State Fair’s website.
This coming Sunday, February 3rd (yes, we know there’s a big football game happening that night) is our next Work Day. We’re looking forward to getting together and sharing pattern ideas, crocheting and knitting, and packaging scarves.
We always welcome newcomers. Whether you can stay for a few minutes or a few hours, we’re glad to have you join us.
We’ll be in room A123 at the Memorial Road Church of Christ (2221 E. Memorial Rd.) in Edmond from 2-5pm.
Over the years we’ve been doing this Threads of Compassion project we’ve seen a lot of different scarves. Some seem very simple while others seem very complex. The beautiful thing about it is that they all serve the same purpose, offering a bit of comfort to someone at a terrible time.
So, we’re wondering: do you have a favorite pattern? You know, the go-to one that you use time and again, maybe with different colors, but the same pattern. This is the one that you’ve done so many times it doesn’t require much concentration once you get going. It’s familiar and comfortable to create.
Some of us may be feeling a bit stuck in a rut with doing our familiar one over and over again. And, though there are lots of resources available that have great patterns, hearing from other people about their favorites would be great.
So, if you have a favorite, or just one you enjoy making, please share in the comments, a link to the pattern would be great if you have it 🙂 Let’s all see if we can benefit from trying something new in the next few months.
To get us started I’ll share one: it’s called the corner to corner pattern and you can see instructions including a video at The Crochet Crowd. This is one that took me a bit to learn at first, but once I got the hang of it I found that I loved it. I even used it for a scarf that went to the fair this year and brought home a ribbon.
Whether or not you plan to make it out to the Oklahoma State Fair this September, we hope you’ll send a scarf. Yes, we want your scarf, whether or not you can come 🙂
For the first time, Threads of Compassion OKC has been included as a charity in the creative arts competition. It’s pretty cool: participants register, knit or crochet a scarf, deliver the scarf to be displayed, and then at the end of the fair all the scarves to go to Threads OKC. So cool, right?
It’s pretty simple, registration all happens online, there is no fee, and you drop off your scarf September 1oth or 11th. If dropping off is a problem, contact Jessica and she’ll help make arrangements to get the scarf dropped off for you.
You can see the instructions in the Needlecraft Guide, along with our listing on page 13.