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kellybigeyes
06-06-2008, 02:31 PM
The hats are beautiful!

cindycactus
06-06-2008, 05:40 PM
Wow.. fancy-dancey hats!! and the squares are so creative!!!
I wonder if Thelma would share the stitch pattern for that pastel green one... it looks pastel green..

I seem to be addicted to making squares.. and thinking about making squares...I need to learn the method of putting them together.. I am interested in learning the process of putting them together and also putting the border on the blanket at the end..where can I learn this?

Thanks Pat. At one time I was getting emails from the Lion Brand and they had a different cable stitch each month. This one is called "Ice Storm" These are the directions that I have. I had to work it out to come out to 8" X 8" including the stitches for the border.

(multiple of 6 sts plus 2)
Stitch Explanation:

4-st RC Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.

Pattern: Rows 1 and 3 (RS) Knit.
Row 2: Purl
Row 4: *K2, P4; rep from *, end k2.
Row 5: P2, *4-st RC, P2; rep from * to end.
Row 6: Purl
Rep rows 1 - 6.

Note: this is a generic pattern for creating this cable. For a single cable it would be 8 stitches. In the example shown, there are 5 repeats of the stitch, so you'd need to cast on 32 (6 X 5) stitches.

Abbreviations:
cn = cable needle
sl = slip
k = knit
rep= repeat
k2tog = knit 2 together
RS = right side
p = purl
WS = wrong side
st(s) = stitch(es)
RC = right cross :knitting:

Pat in Ca
06-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Thanks you so, so much...I made a copy and I'm gonna try it tonight!!

bambi
06-06-2008, 07:33 PM
Everything is so beautiful! I have one hat done and have pulled out and restarted my second one about 3 times. Hopefully, I can have it done by this week!

Bambi

Cynamar
06-07-2008, 12:56 PM
Nathalie--I stuck my chemo cap in the package with the Beach Party blanket. Is that okay?

auburnchick
06-07-2008, 06:49 PM
Nathalie--I stuck my chemo cap in the package with the Beach Party blanket. Is that okay?


Of course it is! Good thinking (and timing)! :thumbsup:

Ladylou
06-07-2008, 07:20 PM
Hey Ya'll!:hug:

I received four very beautiful squares from Pat (Pat in CA) today!:woohoo:cloud9 I'll post pictures within the next few days. They go beautifully with all the other fantastic squares that have come in so far...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!:happydance:

Love,
Leie:muah:

Sewing Angel
06-08-2008, 02:47 AM
Nathalie, my package went out on Friday June 6th. I sent it priority, so it should be there early in the week. All the pictures of everyones items are so cool! You all have done a great job! I being in a hurry, forgot to take pictures.
It looks like she is going to get a great care package.
Angel

KnittinMitchie
06-08-2008, 01:11 PM
I've been working on the border for the blanket. Its kinda tough coming up with something. I may hve to go hunting online to find one I like.

gmmarton
06-08-2008, 02:05 PM
Lexie, Two more squares will be mailed out to you tomorrow. Thanks! Gail

bambi
06-09-2008, 09:33 AM
Nathalie, I'm ready to send my hats. Can you please PM me your address?

Thanks,

Bambi

auburnchick
06-09-2008, 10:48 AM
Done!

gmmarton
06-09-2008, 03:29 PM
Two more squares are on their way to Lexie. Delivery Confirmation #: 0306 0320 0001 5129 8044.

auburnchick
06-09-2008, 08:08 PM
I received more goodies in the mail this weekend and today! This was my first chance to post pictures.

Thanks all!! Everything is so pretty in real life! :inlove:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2147/2566353592_d9bdd64081.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/2566353542_913ca0d15f.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/2565527567_25293b95af.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/2565480721_2123b0f1fc.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/2566306378_1fff0046f9.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3059/2565480805_ea4b7a2c1e.jpg

Sewing Angel
06-09-2008, 10:35 PM
Wow Nathalie! I can't believe my stuff got there already! Thats almost 1500 miles in 3 days. I mailed stuff to my Mom 4 days ago and only 200 miles and she still hasn't gotten it. Thanks for taking pictures.
Angel

auburnchick
06-10-2008, 08:20 AM
Angel,

I have to say that you are one talented gal. So creative...lovely stuff!

This is an amazing board. Every time I receive and item, I am blown away by the skill and generosity of this group.

:muah:

Mariblue
06-10-2008, 12:00 PM
My hat is almost done, could you pm me your address, auburnchick? :hug:
Everything is looking fantastic!:thumbsup:

evona
06-10-2008, 02:57 PM
Everything looks so pretty!

I love your stuff Angel!!! I especially like the corn pillow :)

Ladylou
06-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Hey Everyone!

I have pictures of 3 packages that came in this week! YAY!cloud9 :heart: They're all beautiful, prepare yourself:teehee:

Here are four squares and note I received from Pat (Pat in CA):

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/MMsquaresfromPat.jpg

Here are two squares and note I received from Diana (DianaM):

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/MMsquaresfromDiana.jpg


And here are two squares and adorable knitting card and lovely tea taster (for me, thank you so much!cloud9 ) from Kristy (Knit4fun):

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/MMsquaresfromKristy.jpg

Arent they all so stunning?:cheering: Thank you so much for your geneorisity, ladies! Masons Mom is going to have one, big, beautiful afghan!

Love,
Lexie:muah:

auburnchick
06-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Oh wow! You're right...this blanket is going to be AMAZING!!!!

Everyone: You are doing such a wonderful job! I say again...I am blown away!!

http://bestsmileys.com/love1/5.gif

bambi
06-10-2008, 10:04 PM
Nathalie, my hats should be ther tomorrow via UPS from Savannah. Everything looks so lovely!

Bambi

:muah:

KnittinMitchie
06-10-2008, 10:47 PM
The hats and square are just wonderful. I cant wait to see what Lexie does with all of the squares.

jdee
06-11-2008, 01:39 AM
I love the eye pack and pillows, and all the lovely hats and squares. Everything is just so beautiful.

KnittinMitchie
06-11-2008, 05:19 PM
I've got a sample border done and think I like it. here are a couple of pictures of it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2571534386_b2699510ea.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/2570709027_7d65fbfb1e.jpg?v=0

kellybigeyes
06-11-2008, 05:30 PM
Very Pretty!!:yay:

jdee
06-11-2008, 06:43 PM
Very nice. :muah:

auburnchick
06-11-2008, 06:45 PM
Mitchie, that border is lovely!!! :inlove:

I received another hat today! Thanks, Cynamar, for the pin and stitch marker too!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/2571703874_36cef3b61a.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2571703914_3ce384b033.jpg

auburnchick
06-11-2008, 07:18 PM
Nathalie, my hats should be ther tomorrow via UPS from Savannah. Everything looks so lovely!

Bambi

:muah:


I got them, I got them!!!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2571776068_150260629d.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/2570950345_f65cee46bd.jpg




Please tell me...what yarn did you use for the black one? I've made this hat twice, but my yarn hasn't been right.

Thanks!!!

Ladylou
06-11-2008, 08:15 PM
Hey Everyone!

Wow that is such a beautiful border! I love how thick it is, I think it'll really tie it all together:cheering: cloud9

Love,
Lexie:muah:

Mariblue
06-12-2008, 12:35 PM
My hat is finished and will be in the mail soon!

Cynamar
06-12-2008, 12:45 PM
I love ALL of the hats and squares! You are all such wonderful and creative knitters! I really want to wear Mariblue's (but not for chemo). Love the pattern and colors! Such pretty yarn. Thank you, Nathalie, for posting a better picture of mine. I had taken one with my camera and wished for another. I borrowed your picture for my Ravelry projects page. If that's not okay please tell me.

cindycactus
06-12-2008, 01:22 PM
Wow everything is so beautiful and the border is going to be lovely.:muah::muah:

MichelleC
06-12-2008, 04:12 PM
wow, everyone has done such wonderful work!!

auburnchick
06-12-2008, 06:10 PM
I borrowed your picture for my Ravelry projects page. If that's not okay please tell me.

I am humbled that you like my picture! Feel free to use it however you want. :hug:

My hat is finished and will be in the mail soon!


I love that hat! :inlove: Can we put in requests? :teehee:

Knit4Fun
06-12-2008, 06:34 PM
I received a lovely thank you note from Ms. Jean today...I had sent her a box of books since Mason said that she is an avid reader like myself, and she mentioned that she is looking forward to receiving the hats and other items everyone is making because she gets really cold easily now. She said she is feeling pretty good now...so that's great news! :cheering:

The border looks WONDERFUL too! :yay:

Jaxhil
06-13-2008, 06:45 PM
Thanks for pm'ing me, Nathalie! I sent off the shawl today~unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it ;) but its purdy shades of red, cranberry and aubergine. Hope she likes it!

Everyone is making such beautiful things-I'm glad y'all are sharing the pics! :cheering:

auburnchick
06-13-2008, 07:06 PM
Thanks for pm'ing me, Nathalie! I sent off the shawl today~unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it ;) but its purdy shades of red, cranberry and aubergine. Hope she likes it!

Everyone is making such beautiful things-I'm glad y'all are sharing the pics! :cheering:

I'll be sure to take a picture of it. :wink:

Thanks for letting me know that it's on the way!

:hug:

Pat in Ca
06-13-2008, 08:05 PM
Everything looks so beautiful..
Christine.. that border is gorgeous!!
Jaxil..I am impressed that you finished that shawl so FAST!!
I just love all the hats..and squares..you girls are the best...I think these knitted items will give Mason's mom comfort during her ordeal.....we all want her to get well real quick !!

KnittinMitchie
06-14-2008, 11:23 AM
Thank you everyone :) I'm glad you all like the border. I was inspired by some crochet lace trim my mom did AGES ago and then sewed it onto a pillow case.

Jaxhil
06-14-2008, 11:33 AM
Thanks, Pat! Actually it was only that fast because I *crocheted* it~ I am much faster at crocheting, though I don't do it often! I had also started a knitted shawl but I quickly realized it would take more time than I care to admit :teehee: and getting it done on time would mean marathon, continuous non-stop knitting~so in the interest of time (getting the shawl to Nathalie by the end of this month!) I chose to crochet :mrgreen:

Thanks for offering to take a picture, Nathalie! :hug:

lestrella
06-14-2008, 08:39 PM
Everything looks great!
Auburnchick and Ladylou, would you pm me your addresses so I can send my hat and squares? I'll be going on vacation in 10 days and I want to make sure I mail them before I go on my trip.
Thanks!:muah:

Ladylou
06-15-2008, 12:39 PM
Everything looks great!
Auburnchick and Ladylou, would you pm me your addresses so I can send my hat and squares? I'll be going on vacation in 10 days and I want to make sure I mail them before I go on my trip.
Thanks!:muah:
Hey There lestrella,

I pmed you my address!:) Thank you so much:hug:

Love,
Lexie:muah:

iwouldratherbeknitting
06-15-2008, 09:51 PM
I just arrived to the states from Korea... and I managed to knit the hat that I'm making on the 'forever and a day' flight. Now, to find a post-office and mail it in the near future.

I'll take a photo when I can find a computer that I can use to download a photo of the hat.. (that I haven't taken yet)

willowangel
06-16-2008, 08:02 AM
I have finally finished my hat and brooch, so hope to get them sent this week :-) (please could I have the address in pm to send them to? :-)). I'm not sure how long they'll take to get there from Scotland, but I'll try to send them the fastest way I can!

auburnchick
06-16-2008, 08:17 AM
I have finally finished my hat and brooch, so hope to get them sent this week :-) (please could I have the address in pm to send them to? :-)). I'm not sure how long they'll take to get there from Scotland, but I'll try to send them the fastest way I can!

That is totally neat!!!

bambi
06-16-2008, 09:38 AM
Nathalie, I used caron ss and lion fun fur held together for the hair hat. I used the lion pattern but increased the number of stitches to 48, I think, for the large size. I cast on the # of stitches required for the large on the lion pattern and it was way too small. I'm at my parent's house now and I left the pattern at home so I can tell you next week.

Sorry about the lateness of this reply. We were on vacation.

Bambi

KnittinMitchie
06-16-2008, 10:04 AM
I don't know about everyone else but I am just busting at the seams to see what LadyLou has dome with ALL of the squares she has been sent.

auburnchick
06-16-2008, 11:05 AM
Nathalie, I used caron ss and lion fun fur held together for the hair hat. I used the lion pattern but increased the number of stitches to 48, I think, for the large size. I cast on the # of stitches required for the large on the lion pattern and it was way too small. I'm at my parent's house now and I left the pattern at home so I can tell you next week.

Sorry about the lateness of this reply. We were on vacation.

Bambi

Gosh, I can't believe that's fun fur! It is an amazing hat! I want to make it in a wild color for my friend. Let me see if I can hunt around for the pattern...do you remember the name of it?

bambi
06-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Here is the pattern:

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kff-chemoCap.html

I already had caron ss so I used it instead of microspun. I think I cast on 48 stitches instead of 40 for the cap so I had to change the decrease rows.

Bambi

iwouldratherbeknitting
06-16-2008, 09:52 PM
The photo of my hat is on my blog...
http://iwouldratherbeknitting.blogspot.com/2008/06/if-only-it-was-that-easy.html

auburnchick
06-16-2008, 10:17 PM
Beautiful hat!!! What a funny story too!!

auburnchick
06-17-2008, 04:24 PM
I sent off the shawl today~unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it ;) but its purdy shades of red, cranberry and aubergine. Hope she likes it!


I received the shawl today, and I have to say that it is GORGEOUS!!!!!! It's really big and so comfy!!!!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2588339578_8a3cbe71f7.jpg

This is me modeling it. My kids said that I looked like an eagle. It gives you an idea of how Ms. Jean will be able to wrap it around herself.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2588339620_49c49b8d7f.jpg

kellybigeyes
06-17-2008, 04:39 PM
It is beautiful!! I'm sure it will keep her nice and warm!!

I received the shawl today, and I have to say that it is GORGEOUS!!!!!! It's really big and so comfy!!!!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2588339578_8a3cbe71f7.jpg

This is me modeling it. My kids said that I looked like an eagle. It gives you an idea of how Ms. Jean will be able to wrap it around herself.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2588339620_49c49b8d7f.jpg

jdee
06-17-2008, 07:38 PM
It's beautiful! Nice job.:cheering:

Jaxhil
06-17-2008, 11:08 PM
wow, it looks great on you, Nathalie! Thanks for the kind words :aww: It got there fast!

iwouldRBK, that is a GORGEOUS hat!! it looks wonderfully soft, too :heart:


Thanks for taking all the pictures of everyone's creations! It's so nice to see all the beautiful things everyone is sending in for Jean. She'll definitely be warm and snuggled :p

iwouldratherbeknitting
06-18-2008, 12:24 AM
iwouldRBK, that is a GORGEOUS hat!! it looks wonderfully soft, too :heart:
It is super soft... it's out of baby alpaca... it makes you want to 'pet it'...

Ladylou
06-18-2008, 01:46 PM
Hey Everyone!:hug:

I received a beautiful square from Iwouldratherbeknitting. Will post pics soon, but just wanted you to know it came in!:woohoo:

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
06-18-2008, 06:39 PM
LadyLou I'm very patiently waiting to see what you do with ALL of those squares. I know its going to be a lovely blanket

lestrella
06-19-2008, 04:35 PM
I finally mailed my packages today :woohoo: . That's one thing I can cross out of my "to do list" before I go on vacation.
I sent three squares and two hats. I apologize if my squares are a little off. I used the same kind of yarn, needles and # of stitches but one is a little over 8" and another is a little under 8".
Here are the confirmation #s:
Squares - 0308 0070 0000 5237 2702
Hats - 0308 0070 0000 5237 2719
You should be getting them by Monday.
Have a wonderful day!:hug:

auburnchick
06-20-2008, 05:58 PM
I received a hat today...from Lactosefree! It's beautiful and oh so soft!!!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2596471500_253038e310.jpg

iwouldratherbeknitting
06-20-2008, 08:44 PM
I mailed my red hat (of the flying knitting needles fame) today. You should get it soon- since, it was a USA to USA mailing.

evona
06-23-2008, 05:34 PM
I finally got the washcloth in the mail to you today auburnchick! Delivery Conf. No. 0304 7990 0002 8326 1880.

I wanted to send some other bath stuff with it, but I am running out of time. With emergencies popping up left and right, obligations at work, my daughter coming home for the summer and my starting school again I have been so frazzled :hair: I am going to try to get the other things out to you soon, but I figured that I better send the most important thing first :wink:

auburnchick
06-23-2008, 07:02 PM
My hat is finished and will be in the mail soon!

I received it today!!!! Thank you for the beautiful stitch markers! :inlove:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2605850032_2ba589dea9.jpg


I finally mailed my packages today.

I received your hats today!!!! They are so pretty!!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2605019563_7a427df652.jpg


I mailed my red hat (of the flying knitting needles fame) today. You should get it soon- since, it was a USA to USA mailing.

Yep...I got it today too! I've never felt baby alpaca before. Boy, is it soft!!! Your card for Ms. Jean is inside the hat, as are everyone else's...so she'll know which card goes with which goody.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/2605019477_dea026e57e.jpg

I finally got the washcloth in the mail to you today auburnchick! Delivery Conf. No. 0304 7990 0002 8326 1880.

I wanted to send some other bath stuff with it, but I am running out of time. With emergencies popping up left and right, obligations at work, my daughter coming home for the summer and my starting school again I have been so frazzled :hair: I am going to try to get the other things out to you soon, but I figured that I better send the most important thing first :wink:


Oh, don't you worry one little bit.

I'm going to extend the deadline to July 10th. One of our knitters went on vacation and wasn't able to get her goodies mailed before she left. I don't mind waiting.

So, if you're running behind, don't worry. :thumbsup:

mks22300
06-23-2008, 07:51 PM
Oh yay, I'm so glad you extended the deadline! I have one washcloth done and another one in the works.

Ladylou
06-23-2008, 10:57 PM
Hey Everyone!

I received a package today full of beautiful squarescloud9 Thank you for extending the deadline!:heart: Is it extended for the squares as well? If so, I think i'll start seaming which squares I know for sure that I want to go together so I'm not done at Christmas:teehee:

***Disclaimer***: These squares are stunning and sunglasses are reccomended so you are not blinded by beauty;):teehee:

Here is the lovely purple square and note from iwouldratherbeknitting:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/MMsquarefromiwoldratherbekniting.jpg

Here are the lovely squares from lestrella:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/MMsquarefromLestrella.jpg

Here are the lovely squares and card from gmmarton (her second shipment!):

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/MMsquaresfromGail2.jpg

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
06-23-2008, 11:01 PM
Those are beautiful square. I vote for NOT moving the squares deadline. It going to take LadyLou and I good month or so to get is seemed and the border put on. I would really like for Ms. Jean to have the blanket as soon as we can get it too her.

Mariblue
06-23-2008, 11:38 PM
I received it today!!!! Thank you for the beautiful stitch markers! :inlove:

You're welcome! I'm glad it got there in time! :hug:

auburnchick
06-24-2008, 12:23 AM
Those are beautiful square. I vote for NOT moving the squares deadline. It going to take LadyLou and I good month or so to get is seemed and the border put on. I would really like for Ms. Jean to have the blanket as soon as we can get it too her.


Good point! Sounds fine with me. :thumbsup:

Lexie, I think it would be a good idea if you start seaming. I don't know how many squares you have, but I'm sure it's a lot. You've got quite a job ahead of you.

:muah:

iwouldratherbeknitting
06-24-2008, 05:12 PM
Thanks for posting my photos of my knitted goodies.

Ladylou
06-24-2008, 11:17 PM
Hey There!:hug:

Yes, I think we're at about 28 squares right now!!:woot: :woohoo: :cheering: I'll get started on it asap... she'll be all better by the time we're done if I dont:teehee:

I decided to crochet the edges together because its just so much higher quality and will look more even:) Might take an extra few days but I think its really worth it to keep all those beautiful squares together!:heart: :teehee:

Love,
Lexie:muah:

auburnchick
06-24-2008, 11:42 PM
Wow! That's a lot of squares!!!

:passedout:

Feel free to seam them in whatever manner works best.

:muah:

Dangles
06-25-2008, 06:44 PM
Ok, my portion is on it's way Lady Lou. I was in the States for petrol so I mailed it from there instead of Canada, which = 2 bonuses 1) it will get there sooner 2) cheaper to send :)

Conf #: 0308 0730 0000 0158 9637

KnittinMitchie
06-26-2008, 08:52 AM
28 squares?!?! good grief thats a big blanket. All the better to snuggle under thought.

bambi
06-26-2008, 07:43 PM
Nathalie, when you get the blanket together, make sure to post a picture. The squares are so beautiful!

Bambi

KnittinMitchie
06-26-2008, 11:03 PM
I'm not Nathalie but I will take pictures and postthem.

auburnchick
06-27-2008, 07:10 PM
I received this washcloth from Evona. Thanks so much! It's so bright, cheery, and beautiful!!! It will definitely brighten up Ms. Jean's day!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/2613891601_5bbeb6636f.jpg

evona
06-28-2008, 12:47 AM
Yay! I'm glad it got to you :) Thanks for posting a pic. I don't have a camera currently, unfortunately.

auburnchick
06-28-2008, 02:00 PM
I received a bath mitt from Dustinac! It is so cool! I love it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2618775708_af09370a06.jpg

Constance123
06-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Hi
I've just read your request for chemo hats. I have a couple here at the house.....do you still need them. It's 6-28-08 today. I have a niece that now has her hair back and has beaten breast cancer. Would you like to have them? Just send me an address to my PM. Finding my way in and out of these little chat places is hard for me. So if you have an address I'd be more than happy to send a couple of little "bright" hats. Constance

auburnchick
06-28-2008, 06:48 PM
Thanks Constance! I just sent you a PM. :thumbsup:

auburnchick
06-30-2008, 08:25 PM
I received more goodies today!!! :woot:

From Misha...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2626633720_13955e5922.jpg


And a skein of yarn for me...thank you so much!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2626633768_eca0a7c5d4.jpg



And from marlajap from the knittinghelp group on Ravelry...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/2626633616_c038601551.jpg

And two squares...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2626633648_e84a76fb1b.jpg

Lady, I need to send the squares to you...

I am amazed...every time I open another package...

Y'all are amazing people, and I am honored to be a part of this effort and group.

:muah:

KnittinMitchie
06-30-2008, 10:38 PM
I just did some quick math. with 30 squares that are 8" we would have a grid of 5 squares x 6 squares. the blanket is roughly 54 x 40 inches WITHOUT seaming and the boarder. Ms. Jean will have an afghan

Dangles
07-01-2008, 02:38 AM
Ladylou, did you get the square I sent?

Ladylou
07-01-2008, 05:45 PM
Hi There!

Yes, i got your square, Dangles:) thank you SO much for the little square of canada for me as well!:heart: :aww: Super cute. Sorry I havnt posted pictures yet, there is another package coming in soon and i like to post a few at once!:teehee:

Also, just wanted ya'll to know that i've got about half of the seaming done now:) I'm pretty sure that there are squares in the mail (I hope!!) because we still have two empty slots!

Love,
Lexie:muah:

bambi
07-04-2008, 09:35 AM
The hats are great! Lexie, i can't wait to see the afghan! How did you do the seaming?

Bambi

Dangles
07-04-2008, 01:02 PM
Go, Lexie, go! You go, girl :) And thank you for doing the tough job :)

Ladylou
07-04-2008, 08:09 PM
Hey There!

I crocheted the squares together-(and am really enjoying it!) I asked the ladies at my SNB and they said for sure that it'll hold up the very best:) Which is good, because I have good control of where the stitches go because doing a double crochet I have a minute to look where I want the next one to go:teehee:

Hope that helps!

Love,
Lexie:muah:

Dangles
07-04-2008, 11:37 PM
I can't wait to see your handy work, Ladylou. :hug:

jdee
07-05-2008, 01:39 AM
:woohoo: You've started it! I can hardly wait to see it?

auburnchick
07-05-2008, 03:24 PM
I received three hats today...courtesy of Constance123.

They are so adorable!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2639221265_d2a8a46ac6.jpg

auburnchick
07-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Hello all!

I received these beautiful washcloths in the mail today. There's also a bar of soap that smells heavenly! Thank you, mks22300!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3107/2656998466_ef87a7d411.jpg

auburnchick
07-10-2008, 05:57 PM
Hey all!

I'm not sure if I've received everyone's items thus far.

There was one person who was going on vacation and asked me to wait. I don't have the PM anymore...so sorry about that.

Here's what I'm going to do...

I'm going to work on getting everything wrapped up nicely in tissue paper and packed into a box. I will probably send the package out on Monday, giving a few more days to receive items.

IF you need more time...you're just finishing up something, please let me know. I'm more than willing to wait a few more days.

OTHERWISE, the package will go out on Monday.

I had a request from one of our Ravelry participants to post pictures, so I'm in the process of posting ALL of the pictures on my blog. I'll let you know when that's done, so you can see the incredible number if items the group produced.

Don't forget that Lexie is working on getting our squares together.

How's that coming, Lexie? Can you post pictures of your progress?

Thanks all!

auburnchick
07-10-2008, 09:12 PM
Hi all!

I created a page (http://auburnchick.wordpress.com/goodies-for-ms-jean/) on my blog that has all of the pictures of the items completed so far. I thought it would be easy for you to see the amazing items we finished.

Sewing Angel
07-10-2008, 09:47 PM
I just looked at the pictures. I am amazed at all of the beautiful items everyone made. I agree with you Nathalie, this is why I love to sew, knit and craft in general. Miss Jean is going to be surrounded with all our love and well wishes. Oh gosh, now I'm getting all weepy. Anyway, great job everyone. Special thanks to Nathalie.
Angel

Dangles
07-10-2008, 10:33 PM
Nathalie and Lexie:

Three cheers to you two ladies for spear-heading the rest of this project *hip, hip, hooray, hip, hip, hooray, hip, hip, hooray* :clink:

To everyone else:

Thank you for your TLC :clink:

:muah:& :hug: to all.

auburnchick
07-10-2008, 10:51 PM
Don't forget about KnittinMitchie! She's going to be adding the border after Lexie gets the squares together.

We're a great team...ALL of us!

:heart:

Ladylou
07-11-2008, 01:56 AM
Hi There Everyone!:heart:

Ms. Nathalie is the spearhead for sure:teehee: I'm just happy she let me help:)

I'll post a pic as soon as possible! I just received two squares from Ms. Nathalie (Thank you so much for the kind card:hug: ) which makes our progress an even ...

30 squares!!!!cloud9 :woot: :woohoo: :woot: :yay: :grphug:

GO TEAM MASON'S MOM!!!!!:knitting: :thumbsup: :yay: :cheering: :grphug:

I've done a lot of the (k)nitty gritty work, so I probably have about %60 done now:) Slowly but surely wins the race:teehee:

Love,
Lexie:muah:

auburnchick
07-11-2008, 08:46 AM
Oh wow! 60%?!!

That's terrific!!!

Mitchie, I hope you're almost ready for a large package!!!!

Lexie, make sure when you send Mitchie the blanket that you get a Delivery Confirmation so that we can track the blanket.

Thanks so much, my friend. This was a HUGE project!

Ladylou
07-11-2008, 04:33 PM
Hi Ya'll!:heart:

I'll be double sure to do so! Thank you for reminding mecloud9

I hope everyone is doing well:hug:

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
07-11-2008, 08:49 PM
:hits the floor: 30 squares WOW that is awsome. that gives us a nice big blanket. Lexie are you doing a 5x6 grid? just wondering.

Ladylou
07-12-2008, 07:08 PM
Hi There Everyone!:muah:

Yes, I'm doing a 5x6 grid. I think the border is going to look lovely, its really going great:teehee: The squares even MORE stunning when they're all on one table:teehee: I'll take a picture tomorrow, promise!

Love,
Lexie:muah:

auburnchick
07-12-2008, 09:19 PM
I fixed the care package today! What a grand time I had too!!!

FYI...I LOVE wrapping presents at Christmas. Lots of ribbon is the key. :wink:

I did the best I could, using tissue paper, so the individual packages are odd-shaped. :teehee:

I kept all of the card swith the items they belonged to.

Here's what it looked like when I got started...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2662801708_e41553a6c9.jpg


Here's what it looked like after I had wrapped a few items...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/2661975993_cdb2360f76.jpg


Here's what they all looked like when I got done...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/2662801754_801e45f1e9.jpg


Here's a close-up of the note I wrote...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2661976051_4937319a05.jpg


Now it was time to put everything in a box. Easier said than done. The first box was too small, so I tried another one.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2662801826_f4d85a2e43.jpg


Obviously, this one was too small. Time to move up in size...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/2662801790_b562f8e000.jpg


I figured out that you can smoosh packages only so much before they quit smooshing.

I didn't have another box big enough, so I trotted off to the post office to get one. It poured down rain, of course. I was wet when I got home, but dab-nab-it...I had the box I needed...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2662801852_c5c54c9a09.jpg


The box I wound up with is on the left. :teehee:

I'm going to put it in the mail on Monday. I'll probably send it via UPS...I expect it be a bit cheaper to mail this way, plus it's rather large.

Thank you, all, for the time you spent knitting all of these items. I sure do wish I could see her face when she opens everything. Of course, not seeing is really part of the joy in giving. Kind of like leaving a gift for a neighbor, ringing the doorbell, and running like crazy to avoid detection.

:muah::hug:

KnittinMitchie
07-12-2008, 10:27 PM
HOLY COW!!! Ms. Jean has plenty of hats to choose from :)

Dangles
07-13-2008, 01:27 AM
Wow, Nathalie, that is one big box :)

I can't wait to see it Ladylou :)
Hi There Everyone!:muah:

Yes, I'm doing a 5x6 grid. I think the border is going to look lovely, its really going great:teehee: The squares even MORE stunning when they're all on one table:teehee: I'll take a picture tomorrow, promise!

Love,
Lexie:muah:

mks22300
07-13-2008, 01:45 AM
Finding the box that was just right reminded me of Goldilocks and the Three Bears! :teehee:

jdee
07-13-2008, 02:06 PM
:cheering: Everything looks so beautiful, and the note is lovely. It's going to feel like Christmas for her, opening all those gifts. Thanks Nathalie for your hard work.:muah:

Pat in Ca
07-13-2008, 11:58 PM
Thanks Nathalie for the incredible wrapping job..I can't believe you took the time to individually wrap everything..it will be really a special feeling for Mason's mom to open all those up!! They are all just awe-inspiring..this experience has made me want to visit the charity knitting section more!!

auburnchick
07-14-2008, 12:43 AM
Thank you, Pat. I have to admit that I didn't wrap everything individually, though. I did wrap the items that had cards or notes separately. A few other items were grouped together and wrapped. I thought it would be more festive and fun, though, if she had things to unwrap. I just love unwrapping presents.

auburnchick
07-16-2008, 06:45 PM
Well, my tracking information shows that Ms. Jean's package was delivered today.

Wish I could have seen the look on her face when the mailman delivered that big box (17 x 16 x 17)!

Just thought I would let you know!

:heart:

mks22300
07-16-2008, 06:53 PM
How exciting! :cheering:

bambi
07-16-2008, 10:04 PM
WOW! That is such an amazing turnout of things! What a lovely out pouring of support and THANKS to Nathalie and Lexie for doing the large amount of work! Have I missed a pic of the afghan?

:grphug:

Bambi

Ladylou
07-16-2008, 11:59 PM
WOW! That is such an amazing turnout of things! What a lovely out pouring of support and THANKS to Nathalie and Lexie for doing the large amount of work! Have I missed a pic of the afghan?

:grphug:

Bambi
Hey There!

Oh wow that IS exciting! I wish Mason had videotaped it:teehee: It might've ruined the fun for her, so totally not worth it in that case:)

you havnt missed a pic... I have about %70 of it done now and will post when I have it all seamed:) Sorry its taking me so long-I'm putting in at least an hour a day and its still taking forever lol!:aww:

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
07-17-2008, 07:32 AM
:) your doing okay :) I'm the one who will need a good chunk of time. I've got a crochet border book coming from the library so i can look through it. Yeah i know i did a sample border but i want to make sure there isnt something else we all like.

Ladylou
07-20-2008, 10:36 PM
Hey Everyone!

Okay... are you ready for this? *dramatic theme music*;)

I have pictures of one fantastically beautiful seamed afghan!!!:woot: :woohoo: :yay: :cheering: :happydance: :grphug:

Put on your sunglasses, ladies... the squares that you have so generously knit are tremendously beautiful all in one picture!:knitting: :teehee:

Here it is!:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/MasonsMomsafghan.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/MasonsMomsafghanII.jpg

My photography definetely needs work and this picture doesnt do it justice... but it will go off to KnittinMitchie tomorrow!:woot: :woohoo: :woot:

Let me know what you think:teehee::aww:

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
07-20-2008, 11:34 PM
OH Lexie!!!

you're right the pics don't do it justice. I will give it my love and get it ready to go to Ms. Jean

AUBURN: Please PM so I know where to send the blanket once I'm done.

I plan to get it back out of my house with in a week of getting it. So if it gets mailed tomorrow I should see it Wednesday/Thursday.

kellybigeyes
07-20-2008, 11:37 PM
It is beautiful!!:yay:

Dangles
07-21-2008, 12:14 AM
:yay: how pretty is that :)

jdee
07-21-2008, 12:20 AM
Gorgeous!!:inlove:

Ronda
07-21-2008, 09:21 AM
The blanket turned out nice!! Way to go, everyone!

cindycactus
07-21-2008, 09:22 AM
That is one Beautiful Afghan. To think of all the hours of labor and love that went into it!!! Special thanks to Alburnchick, Lady Lou and Knittin Mitchie for making all this come together. :thumbsup: I just know Ms. Jean will love it.

auburnchick
07-21-2008, 06:21 PM
Thank you for the pictures, Lexie!

Can I just say...

:passedout:

What a phenomenal group! It's one thing to conceive an idea, but it's another to see it through to the end. One more step, and we're done! I can't wait to see what it looks like when KnittinMitchie gets the border done!

Here's a note I received from Ms. Jean today:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2690666478_13913a6e43.jpg

I think it's clear enough to read. She asks for special prayers for the difficulty she's having adjusting to not being able to speak. I cannot imagine...

It is my prayer that this blanket will convey our love for her in a way that words would not adequately express.

misha rf
07-21-2008, 08:36 PM
That is just so many kinds of awesome! I can't believe how big a box you needed to use! The afghan is gorgeous!!

Pat in Ca
07-21-2008, 11:46 PM
Lexie..What a beautiful job of seaming!!!!!!!!!!!!..You made it all come together perfectly... ..I am sure that was a lot of work..
Thank you..

Ladylou
07-23-2008, 01:10 AM
Hi Everyone...

The afghan is on its way to KnittinMitchie! We sent it fast and it should be there within 2-3 days:)

Here is the delivery conformation:

0306 0320 0003 6135 9511

This is SOOOO exciting!!!:woohoo: :woot: :yay: :cheering: :happydance: (explosion at the smiley factory;) )

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
07-23-2008, 07:08 AM
:starts stalking the mail box:

I'll be looking for it.

lestrella
07-23-2008, 10:26 AM
WOW! Alburnchick, Lady Lou and Knittin Mitchie, you guys did an awesome job putting everything together. It feels so good to be able to make someone happy. :muah:

mks22300
07-23-2008, 06:49 PM
The blanket looks beautiful!

KnittinMitchie
07-24-2008, 04:41 PM
Hi Everyone...

The afghan is on its way to KnittinMitchie! We sent it fast and it should be there within 2-3 days:)

Here is the delivery conformation:

0306 0320 0003 6135 9511

This is SOOOO exciting!!!:woohoo: :woot: :yay: :cheering: :happydance: (explosion at the smiley factory;) )

Love,
Lexie:muah:

I have the afghan. Got it today

Dangles
07-25-2008, 03:26 AM
Yipeee!

Ladylou
07-25-2008, 05:00 PM
Hi Everyone!

Okay, the afghan is all seamed, however... we had one extra square:aww: I didn't use it because it didn't fit in the design and we had a few others like that. I don't have any idea whose this is and its a beautiful squarecloud9 I was just wondering what ya'll would like me to do with it?:)

Here is a picture:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj104/Lady_lou3/square-1.jpg

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
07-25-2008, 08:03 PM
if no one claims it send it too me and i'll add it to Austin's Blanket.

auburnchick
07-25-2008, 08:18 PM
if no one claims it send it too me and i'll add it to Austin's Blanket.

I think that's the perfect thing to do with it.

suecq
07-25-2008, 11:21 PM
I think that's the perfect thing to do with it.
I agree.

DianaM
07-26-2008, 01:22 PM
Does it feel like Caron SS? Then it's one of mine. You can put it towards another project ^_^

Ladylou
07-28-2008, 03:13 AM
Hello Everyone!

Alrighty!:D Thank you all so much for the input:hug: I will send it out to Mitchie next time we go to the PO. But, silly me... I already deleted the address:aww::aww: Would someone mind pming me with it again?:aww: sorry for the trouble...

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
07-28-2008, 07:23 AM
PM'ed you

KnittinMitchie
07-28-2008, 11:11 PM
The afghan for Ms. Jean is back in the box and ready to go to Florida. I took a picture and will post it later.

Dangles
07-29-2008, 01:48 AM
Woo, I can't wait to see it. :hug:

KnittinMitchie
07-30-2008, 03:47 PM
Drum roll please.................... I give you the finished blanket

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2716449457_a8b2f5b0b4.jpg?v=0

AND a close up of the border
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3114/2717264190_e24d3b3924.jpg?v=0

kellybigeyes
07-30-2008, 04:10 PM
The blanket is AMAZING!! I love it!! :yay:

auburnchick
07-30-2008, 06:09 PM
:passedout:

Cynamar
07-30-2008, 06:58 PM
It's great! Good job, everyone!!!

mks22300
07-30-2008, 07:06 PM
Wow! :heart:

suecq
07-30-2008, 08:32 PM
Just beautiful. I am sure she will love it.

jdee
07-30-2008, 08:49 PM
Wow! It's just gorgeous! Great job.:muah:

Xyza
07-30-2008, 08:57 PM
Wow! It looks great.

cindycactus
07-31-2008, 03:36 PM
That is absolutely Beautiful!!! :thumbsup:

auburnchick
07-31-2008, 06:46 PM
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the wonderful people who contributed to this ENTIRE project!

Y'all were fabulous to respond, timely in your contributions, and followed through to the end. I know that sometimes projects like these can get off-track and fall by the wayside. Not so this time!

Ms. Jean's heart has been touched in a very unique way, and so has mine. It's incredible to see this kind of generosity and thoughtfulness in a world where the ugly tends to get more attention than the lovely.

:grphug:

Dangles
08-01-2008, 03:32 AM
KnittinMitchie, you did a great job on the border :thumbsup:

What a warm and fuzzy feeling I have how a community can come together like this.:hug: :cheering: Well done to everyone involved.

I love it when a plan comes together :happydance:

gmmarton
08-01-2008, 06:26 AM
Very special...very beautiful...one of a kind, for sure! I love everything about it! :yay:

KnittinMitchie
08-01-2008, 11:23 AM
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of the wonderful people who contributed to this ENTIRE project!

Y'all were fabulous to respond, timely in your contributions, and followed through to the end. I know that sometimes projects like these can get off-track and fall by the wayside. Not so this time!

Ms. Jean's heart has been touched in a very unique way, and so has mine. It's incredible to see this kind of generosity and thoughtfulness in a world where the ugly tends to get more attention than the lovely.

:grphug:

No my dear friend a BIG Thank You to you for all of the organizing your did. This would not have been possible with out you.

jdee
08-01-2008, 01:07 PM
No my dear friend a BIG Thank You to you for all of the organizing your did. This would not have been possible with out you.

I second that!:) Thank you, Auburnchick.

Ladylou
08-01-2008, 01:10 PM
Hey Everyone!

Oh wow:inlove: :heart: :woohoo: :inlove: That is SO beautiful!! Go Knittinmitchie on such an intricate, beautiful border!!

And I completely second that about the wonderful Ms. Nathalie:notworthy: None of this would've been possible without your hard work and dedication!! Thank you!:hug:

Love,
Lexie:muah:

KnittinMitchie
08-05-2008, 10:17 PM
According to USPS Ms. Jean got her Blanket August 2nd.

auburnchick
08-06-2008, 12:29 AM
According to USPS Ms. Jean got her Blanket August 2nd.


:woot::yay::happydance::woohoo:

Ronda
08-06-2008, 10:50 AM
That blanket turned out beautiful!

KnittinMitchie
08-07-2008, 07:59 PM
I got a thank you note form Ms. Jean. Here is the note. I ope you all can read it.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/KnittinMitchie/SJuL3ioQR8I/AAAAAAAAAhc/A7ssCkVL2kM/DSCN0528.jpg?imgmax=800

auburnchick
08-07-2008, 09:35 PM
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! :thumbsup:


:grphug:

Knitting_Guy
08-10-2008, 04:55 PM
Hey y'all! I heard today that Mom received the package. She wanted me to let you all know how much she appreciates it and how touched she is.

As do I, and as am I.

A sincere and heart-felt thank you to each and every one of you.