Thursday, July 1, 2010

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I am going to be competing in August in the Denver Oyster, an urban adventure race. Team Cupcake Mafia, which is made up of me, my little sis, Mary and my friend, Tali, will be running, biking and completing crazy tasks all over Denver while covering a distance of 20-30 miles.

One of the requirements of this race, is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our team is currently leading the fundraising at $780. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation so far! Our original goal was $800, but since we've done so well and there still is a month and a half before the race, we're going to be increasing our goal to $1,500. We want to do as much as we can to help this wonderful charity and we can do that with your help!

On top of helping make the dreams of sick children come true by donating, you will also have an opportunity to win some wonderful prizes. With every $5 you donate by July 31, you'll receive an entry in the drawing. I'm donating several skeins of my handspun yarn. There will be at least five skeins and if I can spin more during the month of July that will also go in the drawing!

I teased you before with these two skeins...


Sparkly 3-ply sock yarn and...


...unbelievably soft cashmere which is soon to be a super squishy laceweight yarn.

I'll also be spinning these gorgeous fibers:

First up is this lovely BFL fiber dyed by Gale's Art. It's going to become a 2-ply fingering weight yarn. Perfect for a lacy shawlette.


Next is a superwash BFL dyed by Spunky Eclectic. This one will be a 2-ply heavy fingering/sport weight. I think it would make a cozy pair of socks for a cold winter.


Finally, this is South African Fine wool. It's a new fiber to me, so I'm not sure how it will want to spin, but I think it would make a gorgeous sport weight yarn. It's pretty soft, so I think this could make an adorable Baby Surprise Jacket for the baby girl in your life


In addition, some of my generous blog readers have offered to donate some awesome prizes! I'll post those as soon as I have photos. Also, for you non-knitters, don't feel left out! The drawing will also include the chance to win a hand knit winter hat in the color of your choice. The drawing will be held and the winners posted on my blog by August 15.

Click here to make a donation. Select Denver, Team Cupcake Mafia and then Lynn Zimmerman. You can read more about Team Cupcake Mafia's fundraising efforts here.

Thanks again for your support!

Ashford is so excited about raising money she's showing off her rarely seen soft white underbelly and adorably irresistible orange chin.


1 comment:

Melissa (meliabella) Sibley said...

I donated and left a note on plurk to donate a prize as well! :)