We've got a button, thanks to Trish.
We've also got this little guy, but he gives me fits. It seems when I try to put him close to the Paypal button, he disables the Paypal button. Go figure. So I'm putting him here for you, but be warned: Don't put him next to the Paypal button -- he'll suck the life right out of it. That's how I can tell it's a "he."
Oops. Did I say that with my out-loud voice? Now I've gone and alienated all the men who were going to donate gobs of money to the Red Scarf Fund, not to mention Doug at the OFA, and whoever the great artist was who designed this logo. I am a loose cannon, aren't I? Anyway, here he is, looking all cute and innocent (again, like a male):
Shifting gears slightly, here's a little Happy Monday post of more fabulous prizes that you will be eligible to win if you tell me you made a donation to the Red Scarf Fund For Foster Youth. I'm really not nagging. Honest. You don't even have to tell me the amount. I know that if you tell me you made a donation, you made a donation. That's all I need for proof, in order to enter you in the drawing. And as is always fair in matters of the blog, I will just willy-nilly decide when I'm making the drawings. I don't have a set date in mind; I'll just play it by ear. How's that for fair? I love being Queen of My Own Blog.
I would love it if you spread the good cheer by promoting this in your own blogs. If you would like the code to put the Paypal button in your blog, please email me and I'll send it to you. I'm good that way.
And another thing: The Orphan Foundation and I are thrilled to have you participate at whatever level feels comfortable to you. Send a scarf; send a scarf with a gift card; send a scarf and make a donation to the Fund; make a donation to the fund only; send a gift card only... etc. You can see the beginnings of all the various permutations possible, right? I've been fielding emails asking questions along these lines, but seriously, folks, you don't need to lose sleep over whether you feel comfortable sending a gift card or sending money to the fund. These are just wishes and dreams that we have -- of course they are not requirements we are placing on anyone.
Poor beleaguered Doug at the OFA will keep us updated as to the amount, I hope. Doug, if you're reading this, leave us a comment with the amount to keep us all on the same page, and to keep my readers at bay, will ya? They can be brutal, those readers. Clamoring for this, clamoring for that. You have no idea!
---------------Onward and upward to the prizes, then:
Zees ees some fantastique yarn donated by Cathy at Hither and Yarn, and if you are the lucky one, you will win it. (An aside: Every once in a while, I am jealous of other people's creative blog names. This is one of those times. "Hither and Yarn" -- could it get any more clever than that? I love it.)
A SockTastic Yarn Kit
Hand Dyed ~ Limited Edition Yarn
100% Sock *tastic Wool
~ Sport weight ~ 2 ply - washable, colorfast
~1 (175 yd) Handpainted skein
~2 (175 yd) Kettle Dyed skeins
~ 525 yards total ~ 7.5 oz
Mystical Creations Yarn
Handpainted Merino Wool Sock Yarn
"Tip Toe Thru The Tulips" colorway
One skein is enough to make one (or two!) pairs of socks, but this handpainted yarn would also be great in a shawl or even baby things. This is a *very soft* 100% 2ply Merino Wool Sock Yarn, combining the colors of Pink, Purple & Green. It is a fingering weight to almost lace weight, needle size 0-3, per the maker, gauge 10-16 stitches per inch over a 4" square - each are appx. 875 yards - 1/4lb. in weight.
Then we have 3 skeins of Brooks Farm Four Play totaling 810 yds donated by Donna K:
Now for more begging, but this time it won't involve you paying any money or doing any hard work. Please come back tomorrow, when I will show you a photo of a cute guy (he really is cute) and ask you to do something important for my family. Intrigued? I hope so....