Well, today is Day 9 - the big day! We're all done!
So, after yesterday, your scarf should look like this:
Start by knitting the first stitch.
So now you have this amazing scarf that's all done, but it has all these strings hanging all over it. What do you do? Use a yarn needle or smaller crochet hook, pull the ends through the loops of the stitches on the back side. That's the side where you can really see the color change. On the front, it should go straight from red to navy. On the back, there will be some double-colored loops. That's the side you want your ends to be woven into. Weave the ends into the loops on the edges (where we did all those knit 2's). Trim if necessary.
When I make anything that's a variation on this pattern (technically, it's a dishcloth), I also knot the bottom end where I started. I pull a loop through what I call the base loop.
I also make a knot (or 2) for the same reason I make sure to knot the top, and I make sure to weave in the ends.
So now that you're done, here's what you need to do next. Go to the official Scarves for Special Olympics website for directions on packaging and mailing. Pay special attention to the deadlines for each individual state!