Saturday, January 23, 2010

Embossed Leaves Sock

Embossed Leaves Sock
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
Yes, I'm still alive and knitting! This sock pattern has been on my "to knit" list for quite some time and I finally got around to it. I finished the first sock last night and need to get started on the second one tonight.

I don't normally knit my socks to a specific pattern and am much less likely to knit them cuff down, one at a time on double pointed needles, but I enjoyed the change of pace with this pattern -- and I *love* the star toe!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help me help Homeless Boxers at Ho-Bo Care

Last month, we tried something new to help HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue and all the causes listed at iGive. It worked better than we ever expected. We donated over $5,000 in less than 24 hours, so we're going to try it again!

It requires your participation, but it is free and definitely easy.

For each person who joins iGive using the special link below and does just one qualified web search on our site between now and noon Thursday, we'll give HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue a dollar.

5,000 new members, $5,000. No purchase necessary. That's 5,000 new members for all causes, not just yours, so it's a bit of race.

Of course, if these new members search more (or buy something at an iGive store) they'll earn even more money for HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue. Right now, we're donating a special $.02 per search and a bonus $5 for that first purchase plus the usual percentage.

Here's where you come in. The only way HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue will get new supporters and that free $1 (or more) is if you invite them. Send your friends, family, and colleagues the following link in an e-mail, tweet it, chirp it, do a Facebook posting, put up posters, shout from mountain tops (you know the drill) and let them know you think HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue is pretty cool and deserves their support,
especially since it's free! You can even just forward this e-mail.

This is the link:
(Don't forget to designate Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue!)

We're really proud of our search capability, powered by Yahoo! We've made tons of improvements over the past five months, so we want lots of people to try it out and put it to the test. If they keep on searching or shopping after testing us out, so much the better for HO-BO Care Boxer Rescue .

The details:
- Offer active between now and 11:59 a.m., January 21, 2010 (Chicago time).
- New members only (never have been an iGive member previously). All the normal rules of membership, searching, and purchasing apply, our site has the details.
- Once we've given away $5,000 to all causes combined, the offer ends.
- The special link is important. No link, no qualified search, no $1.

Those members that joined last month? They've already raised ANOTHER $5,000+ for their causes through shopping and searching.