a dillydallyknitter: August 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

And now, a Public Service Announcement from the MIA Cpurl...

Chips and Salsa for the Cure!!

Fundraiser Hosted by Team Unraveled

Chevy's in Pleasanton
5877 Owens Dr. (near the 580/Hopyard exit)
Monday, August 25
11:00am-10:00pm (Lunch, Dinner or Take-Out)

Chevy's will donate 25% of the food proceeds if you present one of the flyers below for each check or take out order to your wait staff when you place your order.

Please forward this on to your friends & family, your workplace and other groups. The more people that attend, the more money to finding a cure for Breast Cancer! Team Unraveled will be wearing our Team Unraveled t-shirts and pink badges.

And don't forget to save room for dessert!

See you there!

p.s. To read more about Team Unraveled & the Breast Cancer 3-Day, please visit our website at: http://www.the3day.org/goto/Unraveled

I've been a bad blogger of late--We're 2 weeks away from the 3Day walk so walking prep has hit frenzy level! By the time we cross the start line on Day One, each one of us will have walked enough miles to cover the distance from Main Street, Pleasanon to Main Street, Disneyland. (thats 374 miles)

Knitting wise, I'm currently working on 2 more Malabrgo Koolhaas hats. One is a gift and one is for Manda. Manda & I swapped projects and she's knitting my pink ribbon socks for me and I'm knitting the Koolhaas for her. (it comes down to my dislike of magic looping socks and her dislike of all that darn cabling)


Monday, August 04, 2008

In One Month and 2 Days, I'll Finally Be Able to Sit Down...

On the 26th of July, Team Unraveled joined the huge walking team, the Warming Hut Hotties, for a 21.5 mile training walk from San Francisco to Tiburon.

6:30AM-we head out:

And over to and across the Golden Gate Bridge:

Originally I had planned to photograph our long journey but the next gazillion miles were a blur. We got lost, we got tired, we got blisters, we got sunburned, we got hungry, we got crabby, we got separated and, after 23 miles we ended up in Tiburon where we could sit in a lovely outdoor cafe and smile once again:

Josie enjoys some well deserved ice cream

It's kinda hard for me to grasp that, 4 months ago, I wouldn't even walk around the block and now I can do this:

No one actually walked on water, btw. That's a ferry

Knitting has been reduced to quick and easy projects that still end up being Walking related:

A Malabrigo Koolhaas in the Geranio colorway for cool San Francisco nights:

And the official (warm) headgear of Team Unraveled

Also, a pink cotton kerchief to hide "3-Day Hair"knit in Rowan Handknit dk. (3-Day hair is what you get after a day of walking, a shower and no blow dryer)

clearly I have not had a botox shot....

Fundraising update: Because of the extreme generosity of knitting friends, muggle friends, work colleagues and my lovely family I have exceeded my 3-Day Fundraising Goal and have over $3000 in donations!! Thank you all SO very much for your support and words of encouragement! (I owe some thank you drawings so stay tuned)


Speaking of donations, one of my teammates, KnittingPsycho, (who has the best giggle, ever), is working hard to reach her fundraising goal and is hosting a contest where you can win some fabulous prizes! For details visit her blog and please donate!

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