Friday, September 07, 2007

Campanula for the Cure KAL!

(Don't worry! It's still summer, at least here in the northern hemisphere. I just fudged the date on this post - it was the only way to keep it sticky at the top in Blogger for a couple of months. For more recent posts, please scroll down.)

In the interest of raising awareness for this foot-related fundraiser (a sock pattern to sponsor a 60-km walkathon to help conquer cancer), I’ve started a Campanula for the Cure KAL!
Click here
to be redirected to the post with details for the KAL about this sock pattern designed for the fight against cancer!

P.S. If you miss me here and you're wondering where I am this summer - please come visit the Campanula KAL. It's taking up a wee bit more of my time than expected. I hope to resume more regular knitting and blogging activities after Sept. 10th.

8 comments:

phoenix_anew said...

Thank you sooo much for the kind comment you left me! I appreciate it more than you know!

I'm excited to start this KAL, and happy that I could be involved with such a great cause!

Lisa L said...

Hi Ramona! Thanks for the kind thoughts you've been sending my way! I've joined the KAL blog and am going to get started on the socks today! I have some beautiful Fleece Artist that I'm going to use. I'll also post a picure of my test sock on the site!

Cynthia said...

This is a great cause. I have sent in my donation and would love to join the KAL.

I will be knitting in honour of my sister and two very good friends who have died from cancer. Thanks for doing this.

Robyn said...

I just donated to your walk. I hope it helps!

Robyn

Knitting Mama said...

I just donated to the walk. I hope it helps!

Noreen's said...

Ramona, your posting of same in the continental knitters yahell group was totally uncalled for, esp. inthat you blatantly disregarded the extremely simple rule of posting said as it obviously is, and AD or ADVERT.
The group is waiting for an apology.
The YarnWright

MezzoDiva said...

Please accept my apology for posting this without the requisite AD
preface. If anyone was truly offended, I am very sorry.

In my defense:

1. This was not a deliberate flouting of the rules. I was in the act of
placing the "AD" preface (as well as another modification I wanted in
the body of the message), but as I was composing the title, I pressed
the "Enter" key instead of "Shift" key and the message was sent before I
could complete editing.

2. I immediately attempted to retrieve the posting, but it didn't
show up on the group site for quite a long time after this occurred. I
was going to delete it as soon as it showed up, but I simply
couldn't wait around any longer at the time. Then, to be honest,
I then went on with my busy life and forgot to follow up on this.

3. I was rather hoping for some understanding, especially given that I
am doing a tremendous amount of work and incurring personal costs for
absolutely no personal gain. At no time do I see any of the funds
donated, it all goes directly to the Princess Margaret Hospital
Foundation. Furthermore I am providing a fun KAL and support to many
knitters, as well as prizes which mostly come out of my own pocket. So
please note, I am not soliciting customers for personal profit, but
rather seeking like-minded knitters who want to join me and the 175
members of this KAL in knitting a lovely sock AND fighting cancer.

4. In fact, while I was composing this apology, I received another
message from Noreen, to the effect that the group is STILL waiting for
my apology. I received the first notice at 4:12pm, and this second
notification at 4:27pm. I find this degree of impatience somewhat
disturbing. If I hadn't happened to be both at my computer and
online at the time, my IMMEDIATE apology might have come hours later,
and still have been an immediate response.

Nevertheless, I had no desire to flout the rules of the group and
therefore I sincerely apologize for that misdemeanor on my part.

Knitterly Regards,
Ramona Carmelly
-aka- MezzoDiva the Operatic Knitaholic
designer & moderator: Campanula for the Cure KAL


From: Noreen's [mailto:noreply-comment@...]
Sent: September 2, 2007 4:23 PM
To: mezzodiva@...
Subject: [CAMPANULA for the CURE knit-along] New comment on Welcome to
our Campanula for the Cure KAL.

Noreen's has left a new comment on your post "Welcome to our Campanula
for the Cure KAL":
Continental Knitters yahellgroup is still waiting for your apology,
Ramona!
The YarnWright

From: Noreen's [mailto:noreply-comment@...]
Sent: September 2, 2007 4:12 PM
To: ramona.carmelly@...
Subject: [Sock it to me!] New comment on Campanula for the Cure KAL!
Noreen's has left a new comment on your post "Campanula for the Cure
KAL! ":

Ramona, your posting of same in the continental knitters yahell group
was totally uncalled for, esp. inthat you blatantly disregarded the
extremely simple rule of posting said as it obviously is, and AD or
ADVERT.
The group is waiting for an apology.
The YarnWright

H-Star said...

l'enfer c'est les autres ;-)