Knitted gift to Special Olympics

Ardyce Bresett was searching for knitting patterns on the Internet, and what she found has led to a unique donation from patrons of the Pember Library and Museum.

Bresett, the Pember librarian, was looking for a new project for herself, and she found the site of Special Olympics.

Each year,  Special Olympics asks supporters who knit and crochet to create scarves for its athletes, their family members and coaches, using two specific colors and any pattern they find or create, Bresett said.

The only parameters are the size, six feet by six inches, and the two selected colors, which were blue and red this year.

Inspired, Bresett said she decided to make a scarf on her own and then thought others might be interested and put up a flyer at the library.

Bresett said she made her scarf in about three hours.

Special Olympics New York asked for 550 scarves from across the entire state. Months after putting up the flyer, the combined effort from the library sent off 55 scarves, 10 percent of what Special Olympics New York was looking for, Saturday.

Two groups combined to create all of the scarves, the Patrons of the Pember Library and the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens.

“I’m so impressed with this effort – I only made one,” she said admiring a pile of scarves waiting to be packed into a shipping box.  

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