Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Drawing A Day #93: Bench warmer

December 15th, 2010

My last D.A.D. of 2010 is inspired by a suggestion from my friend and former teammate, Kate — we used to play on the same women’s competitive ultimate frisbee team. She suggested Bench warmer, and my addiction to knitting snuck its way in:

As an aside, Kate never played the role of bench warmer (that would’ve been me :) — in fact, her frisbee-playing and on-field butt-kicking is still going strong (while I retired years ago).

And speaking of kicking butt… we just submitted our first donation to the Canadian Cancer Society yesterday. Wanna see???

We are sending them our donations on a quarterly basis. This is from our sales, starting on our  June 7 launch up  until September 30 — totalling $1808.81.

When we started this thing, we said “If we sell one print a week, then that will be over $500 to the CCS in our first year. And then hopefully things will grow from there.”

Obviously, and with your help, we’ve kinda blown our original goal out of the water… THANK YOU so much for all your support, feedback and rah-rah-rahs. We are overwhelmed, humbled, and we know our Dad is somewhere beaming with pride.

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Feature Friday #18: Warm fuzzy scarf by Minh Ton

November 12th, 2010

** Update: Minh’s scarf has been purchased and is no longer available.
The buyer contacted us directly, so the listing has been removed from our etsy shop. **

My friend Minh, who went through a phase of making a sweater a month to give to her friends, is behind our donation for today. She’s knit us a warm fuzzy scarf that’s perfect for the upcoming winter season (it’s also super soft, thanks to the “boa fur” yarn she’s used):

Feature Friday 18: Warm Fuzzy Scarf by Minh Ton

Apparently, Minh used to do much of her knitting at the gym while walking on the treadmill (yes, you read that correctly!). We’ve suggested that she start this up again and start a “Fit Knit” line where each item comes with a label that lists the duration of time spent knitting on the treadmill, at what speed and incline, and the amount of calories burned.

Minny, thanks again for being so game to make such a lovely contribution to our project.

And another big thanks to Rolyzcreations for including Pale Blooms in their very pretty Smoky Fuschia etsy treasury:

Smoky Fuschia Etsy Treasury by Rolyzcreations
Have a great weekend everyone!

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** Update: Minh’s scarf has been purchased and is no longer available.
The buyer contacted us
directly, so the listing has been removed from our etsy shop. **

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