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There’s some buzz about the Mini Mania Scarf

This morning I got an awesome email from my best friend, letting me know that the infamous scarf has made it big – on Buzzfeed! That’s right, earlier this month the Mini Mania Scarf was featured in one of Buzzfeed’s pictorial “lists” – this time a tongue-in-cheek bit called 16 Scarves That Forgot How To Scarf. The hilarious sub-headline says, ” Seriously, scarves, you only have one job.”

Here is the scarf, in the illustrious number 13. position:
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I really think Buzzfeed missed the mark, though, on scarves that forgot how to scarf. There are some really stellar knit and crocheted ones out there, like:

The Squid Scarf – getting stuck on you since 2007:

Or how about the crocheted scarves that can’t decide if they should be bacon and sushi?

And leave it to the Japanese to create the first-ever Boob Scarf, still being crafted over at BoobsRUs:

Thanks for the buzz, BuzzFeed!

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Second Exchanging Fire Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Donation

Second Exchanging Fire Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Donation

I just sent my second $25 donation to GlobalGiving to help with the earthquake and tsunami recovery efforts in Japan. Thank you to all of people who have purchased from my Etsy store, Exchanging Fire, to help out! I’m not done giving yet, because this is the most expensive natural disaster ever. If you’d still like to participate and support this cause, just type “JAPAN” in the Notes to Seller area during checkout and I’ll donate $3.11 cents of your order. Not interested in buying more stitch markers? Donate directly by visiting globalgiving.org or text “JAPAN” to 50555 to give $10. Thank you everyone for your support!

Support the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know that my Etsy shop, Exchanging Fire is raising money to help the Japanese recover from the earthquake and tsunami that struck March 11, 2011. To participate and support this cause, just type “JAPAN” in the Notes to Seller area during checkout and I’ll donate $3.11 cents of your order toward GlobalGiving, an organization dedicated to making sure nearly 100% of the money donated goes toward the relief effort. Not interested in buying more stitch markers? Donate directly by visiting globalgiving.org or text “JAPAN” to 50555 to give $10.

Facts to Remember:
– This is the strongest earthquake Japan has ever experienced.
– This is the 5th worst earthquake in recorded history.
– There hasn’t been a megaquake in this region of Japan for over 1,100 years.
– The earthquake was so strong it sped up the earth’s rotation by 1.6 microseconds.