Saturday, August 21, 2010

We did it!

The Denver Oyster was this morning, and we had an incredible time! Tali, Mary and I biked and ran all over Denver and completed every task we were asked to do in 6 hours and 33 minutes. It was so much fun!


I'm way too tired to do a full report, but I'll share a photo of our day.


This is Tali and I realizing we should have chosen a ride at Elitch Gardens that was NOT called Chaos to complete one of the tasks. Yikes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Final Push

The Denver Oyster Adventure race is only 3 days away! On Saturday morning Team Cupcake Mafia will be running, biking and completing crazy tasks all over Denver. I am so excited and can't wait to share my experience with you. I'm sure there will be good stories.

I am also extremely excited that we have completely blown away our goal of $1,500 and are now only $125 away from raising $2,500. For someone who has never attempted fundraising before, I am humbled by the generosity of my friends and family. We couldn't have done it without you. As many of you know, I am a bit competitive. Now that $2,500 is within our sights, I'm determined to get there. So I've come up with my last ditch effort.

From now until noon MDT on Friday, for every $5 you donate, you will receive one entry to win this 2-ply heavy fingering weight merino handspun.


If we raise more than $50, then I'll also draw for this 3-ply BFL handspun.

And if we go over the $2,500 mark, then I'll draw for this. It's almost 800 yards of 3-ply fingering weight superwash merino handspun.


To donate, click here, select Denver, Team Cupcake Mafia and Lynn Zimmerman. (edited to add: This system only takes donations from the U.S, if you are outside of the U.S. and would like to donate, send me an email at lynnazimmermanATmacDOTcom, and we can work out another way for you to donate).

Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


So far, Team Cupcake Mafia has raised more than $2,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation thanks to all of you. I am completely overwhelmed by your generosity.

That's why doing this drawing was so hard. I wanted everyone to win something because you are all so awesome! But I guess in the end, we all do win because we know that very deserving kids are going to have their wish come true. I can't thank you enough.

Drumroll please

The winners are... (I'll post photos of the prizes soon, but I know there are some anxious people out there so I want to get this up!) Photos of the prizes are here.

1. Sparkle Handspun: Jen Kahn
2. Project Tote Bag (made by Sharon: Lisa Loftis
3. A skein of LaLaKnits sock yarn: Megann Mills
4. South African Fine Handspun: Karen Malave
5. Piddleloop Triangle Bag: Leslie Thompson
6. A skein of Frog Creek Fibers Sock Yarn: Angie McDermid
7. Cashmere Handspun: Denise Shoup
8. A skein of Keegan Lane Yarns and stitch marker: Sarah Barrett
9. A skein of Perfect Day Yarns: Tracee Smith
10. Handspun BFL: Laura Kluge
11. A skein of LalaKnits sock yarn: Lisa Beamer
12. Small project bag made by Sharon: Katherine Drivas
13. Wollmeise Lace: Lynda Hitt
14. Handspun by Mary: Megan Wright
15. A skein of Frog Creek Fibers Sock Yarn: Linda Ford
16. Handspun Superwash BFL: Cathie Jones
17. Project Tote Bag (bicycle fabric) made by Mary: Polly Hoover
18. Hand knit Hat made by me: Tammy Eastburn
19. Hand woven scarf made by me: Amanda Helstrom
20. An Unoriginal Hat made by Mary: Sharon Scerrato
21. Hand knit socks, custom made by Leslie: Beverly Love

Winners, you will receive an email from me soon to confirm your address.

Thank you again, to everyone who has made a donation and to those who donated prizes. I couldn't have done this without you.

Also, you can still make a donation to Make-A-Wish through Aug. 20. To make a donation, click here, select Denver, Team Cupcake Mafia, Team Member Lynn Zimmerman.