Today was a day of many errands, but in between bouts of driving, I did finish the scarf I was working on for the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project.

Here it is with the 10 squares made and joined together.

My almost completed scarf for the 2011 Special Olympics Scarf Project

It looked pretty good as it was, but it lacked a certain “je ne sais quoi.”

After looking it over carefully and getting out the tape measure, I found that while the length of the scarf was within the specified range, the width of the scarf was about 3/8ths of an inch shy of what was required.

Clearly the “quoi” that was missing was a border.

Given the time constraints of the day, I settled on a simple single crochet border. I used two strands of yarn, one of each color, and crocheted over the color not in use so that I could match the single crochet stitch of the border to the edge of any given granny square that I was crocheting into.

When the border was done and all the ends were woven in, this is what I had.

My completed granny square scarf

Tomorrow morning I will block the scarf, and when it is dry, I will go over it with a lint roller to remove as much cat hair as is humanly possible.

In the meantime, I will contemplate which of the many projects I should complete next.

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