Common Threads knitting group of the Richmond Hill Public Library joined other participating states in the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project.
Each participating state selected two colors to be used for the scarves and then put out the call for knitters and crocheters everywhere to help make them.
The goal is to have enough scarves to supply each participant with his or her own scarf. Common Threads decided Texas had the biggest need, with 3,500 Special Olympics participants expected.
Within the past week, more then 20 scarves were created and are ready to get mailed.
Common Threads is also working on projects for Relay For Life, Project Linus and Warm Up America, as well as caps for chemotherapy patients and helmet liners for soldiers.
Whenever there is a need, these ladies are willing to take action and help out. Most materials are donated by the group members.
Common Threads meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the Richmond Hill Public Library, and anyone interested in joining is encouraged to stop by.