Crazy But Fun

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I just noticed a request from a Raveler for squares to make a scarf for her town’s namesake’s statue.

(Copying and pasting because I don’t think you could see it unless you’re a member of Ravelry.)

I want to do a project that will be great fun and publicity for knitting and knitters everywhere.

Here in Pocahontas, Iowa, we have about 2000 people, one stoplight, and a rather homely, but well-known statue of the Native American princess for which our little berg was named. You can see her and about the town at the Pocahontas website.

Well, we’re going to “Scarf the Princess” this winter. I and some of the ladies who frequent my shop are starting a winter scarf for the somewhat kitschy Princess, and would love to have your help.

All you have to do is knit a swatch and send it in. We’ll stitch all of them together and make a scarf of Princessly proportion. Then, we’ll put it on her around the holidays and keep the poor concrete girl warm this winter!

You can do any color, any yarn. Just make sure your swatch is either 6”x6” or 6”x12”.

Tell your friends too! I’d love to have a national news spot about the crazy knitters who put a scarf on a statue!

Send it (sooner the better, but by 11/15/08), to:

Ewe-Phoria Yarns, LLC
101 NW 7th Street
Pocahontas, IA 50574

Any questions, e-mail:


She only mentions knitting in the original post, but farther down the thread she says they will accept crocheted squares, and also that they’re welcoming squares from anywhere in the world.

It sounds a little crazy to me… but fun!  😀  I think I’ll do a square or two and send it in.  All it’ll cost me is a couple hours of my time and less than £2 in postage.  Why the hell not?

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