The Bliss Yarns Olympic Knitting Challenge begins by you choosing a project that would be challenging for you. It may be a hat for some, a cowl for others, or even a complex fair isle sweater for the adventurous knitter. Once you pick your project you will need to register with us, and be ready to cast on when the opening ceremonies begin on February 7th, no earlier! Your project must be completed by the closing ceremonies on February 23rd. If you finish your project by the 23rd, and send us a photo that evening by midnight, you will be entered into our drawing for the Bliss Yarns GOLD, SILVER, or BRONZE medal...and prizes!
We are all fans of
The Elephant Sanctuary
in Hohenwald, TN and have "adopted" Liz, an Asian elephant, that has been lucky enough to retire to her forever home at the Sanctuary. According to The Elephant Sanctuary they exist for two reasons, first, "to provide a haven for old, sick or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, dense forests, spring-fed ponds and heated barns for cold winter nights" and also "to provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered creatures."
You can only imagine the cost of caring for an elephant. Additionally, due to the result of inadequate care before coming to the sanctuary, Liz contracted Tuberculosis. Because The Elephant Sanctuary is a non-profit organization, it exists solely through donations from others.
We plan to continue our fundraising throughout the year.
Each Thursday night from 5-8pm we host an open Sit 'N Stitch. Bring any project you like and come join the fun. You will find knitters and crocheters of all ages and skill levels.