Friday, February 5, 2010

Needle Nook Winter Olympics Knitting Competition

Hi Everyone:

First of all, thank you to all who have contributed to the Haiti Relief Fund. We have collected around $2800.00 as of today with a few more days left. This money was matched by Knitting Fever and sent to the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Your generosity was sorely needed by the residents of Haiti. Thanks again.

On to a new venture. The Needle Nook has always supported community service projects. We have done chemo hats, preemie hats, childrens chemo hats, ovarian cancer scarves and more. We thought it would be fun to have a Winter Games competition. Here's how it works:

Knit or crochet the following items for donation to charitible organizations:

Chemo Hats

Preemie Hats

Preemie Blankets

Teddy Bear Outfits

Stoma Covers *

The person who turns in the most items wins a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop. Competition starts with the opening ceremony and ends with the closing ceremony (Feb. 12-Feb. 28). Honor system, no combining with your buddies. Must be received at the Needle Nook by 5PM on March 6th.

You can find free patterns on the web for most of these items. * The stoma covers (for tracheotomy patients) MUST BE MADE OF 100% COTTON smooth yarns with no fuzz. You can make a 6" x 6" or 7" x 7" square or something of that shape and size. This is a great way to try out some new stitch patterns. It's just like doing a dishcloth except you add about 14" ties to the top, to go around the neck. Teddy bear sweaters should fit about a 8" - 16" bear. These are given to children in trauma. The rest of the items speak for themselves.

So get those needles fired up and help your community. You will be glad you did. Call us at (404) 325-0068 if you have questions.

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