Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Boston Marathon Scarf Project

Guild member Jennifer Justiss recently heard from her friend, Jane Watt, who belongs to Old South Church in Boston, also known by Boston marathoners as the "church at the finish line." Given its location, the ministers from this church were among the first responders during the Boston Marathon bombings in April last year.

This year the knitters of Old South Church are making scarves for the runners who come to their church the Sunday before the race. Usually more than 100 runners attend services there, but they are expecting many more due to the attention and support this city, and this event, received following the bombings.

The knitters of Old South Church are accepting scarves that have been knitted, crocheted, or woven in the official colors of the Marathon, blue and yellow, preferably 60 inches long and 4 to 6 inches wide. Scarves have already arrived from across the U.S. and Europe.

If you are interested, you can find more information at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/boston-marathon-scarf-project, http://www.oldsouth.org/news/one-year-later, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OldSouthChurch.

If you would like to contribute a scarf, Jennifer has offered to gather and ship contributions from knitters, crocheters, and weavers here in Birmingham.

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