On free stuff

Many thanks to everyone for their support and kind comments. The job situation is definitely unpleasant and stressful, but on the positive side, boss is out of the office for another 2 weeks, apparently (most of us were under the impression she was returning on Wednesday, but it seems that's not the case; a coworker filled us in, as keeping her team informed seems to have slipped off her to-do list), so at least I don't have to bother with fake smiles and faux chummy-ness until then.
I am on the lookout for new opportunities--unfortunately I seem to be either over- or under-qualified for the jobs I'm finding, but I'll certainly keep looking.

So let's talk about something happier: knitting!

Hmmm. Apparently I haven't knit anything worth talking about.

Actually, that's not true. It's more than I haven't taken photos of anything I've knit, and, you know, "pics or it didn't happen."

(One advantage of the time change: still plenty of daylight for knitting-related photos when I get home from the office.)

So instead, I'll do a little sneak preview of the upcoming fundraiser to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

My mama, circa 1973(?). Ain't she cute?

You'll recall I did this same fundraiser 2 years ago, and it's going to be more or less the same this time. I've got a collection of crafty prizes to give away. To be entered, you donate $5 to the cause, via the link I'll be posting later this week. Every $5 donated earns you an entry (ie, donate $25, your name goes in the hat 5 times).

But wait, there's more!

This year I'll be offering bonus entries! After you make a donation, Tweet about it, Facebook it, blog it, Ravel it, whatever. Share it with the world. Then send me the evidence (link to your blog post, screenshot of your Facebook page, etc.), and you'll earn an additional entry in the drawing!

The fundraiser will start on March 15, and run through April 30. And I have prizes for fiber enthusiasts of all kinds: books, patterns, fiber, and, of course, YARN. Here's a little sneak peak of just one of the prizes:

Sanguine Gryphon Bugga! in Oleander Nymph

So check back here on Thursday to get all the details, and start saving your pennies. Remember, just a measly $5 earns you an entry!