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auburnchick
03-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Hi all!

Pinnut made another blanket. Here's a picture of Arctic Ice:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3343710413_4bdf12e9ed.jpg

I've sent a PM to someone about adding a border.

krismorales
03-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Jewel of the Nile is in the mail and heading northward... Confirmation number 0305 1720 0000 0033 2985. Happy knitting. :knitting:

purlingkitten
03-11-2009, 06:53 PM
I'll be watching for it.

auburnchick
03-13-2009, 09:39 PM
Hi all!

I have not been able to reach one of our new knitters, who's on the list for You Are My Sunshine. I've decided to skip her and go to the next knitter (already sent nostash2big a PM).

But, this leaves me one knitter short.

Would anyone like to volunteer to work on this blanket?

purlingkitten
03-13-2009, 10:32 PM
I received Jewel of the Nile today in the mail. It is really beautiful! Also, thanks Kris for the knitter's key chain. It's very cute.

Dimpledapple
03-14-2009, 01:33 AM
Hi all!

Pinnut made another blanket. Here's a picture of Arctic Ice:




Pinnut, your blankets are so lovely!! :heart: I hope I can do it justice with the border.

Nathalie, you can put me down for You Are My Sunshine :knitting:

bailchri
03-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Hi all!

I have not been able to reach one of our new knitters, who's on the list for You Are My Sunshine. I've decided to skip her and go to the next knitter (already sent nostash2big a PM).

But, this leaves me one knitter short.

Would anyone like to volunteer to work on this blanket?

I'm still not quite sure how many I've been assigned to (I believe it's 2). If you only have me down for 1, you can sign me up for this one. If I'm already assigned to 2, then someone else can have a turn!

KnittinMitchie
03-15-2009, 01:29 AM
Hi all!

I have not been able to reach one of our new knitters, who's on the list for You Are My Sunshine. I've decided to skip her and go to the next knitter (already sent nostash2big a PM).

But, this leaves me one knitter short.

Would anyone like to volunteer to work on this blanket?

Ill pinch knit :) I owe you one anyway. while im at it do you need to border done? I got the knit & purl book for Christmas and have yet to use it.

krismorales
03-15-2009, 04:41 PM
Here's a picture of Flower Power at it's current colorful point. It was fun knitting on such a colorful blanket. It will be on it's way to the next knitter soon.

Leslee, thanks for the lotion and perfume.....it's always fun to try new things. You never know when you are going to find something you really love :heart: .

auburnchick
03-15-2009, 07:45 PM
Oh gosh...that is a really vibrant blanket!!!

I have to applaud everyone for the progress being made on the blankets. We're FLYING through them now!!!

Y'all ROCK!!!

:hug:

auburnchick
03-15-2009, 07:49 PM
Kaniger posted this update on Ravelry:

Surf and Sand is on the move to wsnels…


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3555/3351448453_5d26ea1a26.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9706139@N02/3351448453/)

stisdale
03-16-2009, 12:53 AM
Yay I'm looking forward to getting involved with the West Coast! Let me know if there are any spots for blankets to be worked on! Thank you!

auburnchick
03-16-2009, 11:00 AM
All...

Please welcome Sarah (stisdale), the newest member of our group. I've added her to Chocolate Covered Cherries to fill in for another knitter who's taking a leave of absence.

I feel so blessed that God provides more knitters just when we need them!

:hug:

krismorales
03-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Welcome Sarah...I'm sure you'll have a great time. I just knitted on my third blanket and have enjoyed each one.

Flower Power is on it's way to grannydani...it's not a long trip so it should be there soon. Confirmation number 0305 1720 0000 0033 1452. Happy knitting Danielle.

auburnchick
03-17-2009, 06:32 PM
wsnels finished her section of Surf and Sand. Here's the latest photo:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3430/3363418196_970e61514c.jpg?v=0

auntcrafty
03-18-2009, 12:55 PM
Three blankets are on the move to the next knitters -- sorry to take so long!!!!

Fruity Pebbles is on it's way to Becky:
03081400000232696684

I was rushing to get this in the mail with the other two and forgot to take pictures. Becky would it be possible for you take some before & after you do your section?

The yarn I used was Bernat in Pink Lemonade using the ZigZag Moss stitch -- after all children are bouncing off the walls after they eat Fruity Pebbles.

Snowball is in route to wsnels:
03071790000080360332

52181

I did a Checkerboard pattern because it reminded me of the forts I used to make when we had snowball fights.


Chocolate Covered Cherries is going to nannaknits:
03081400000232696677

52183

Used TLC Baby in Neopalitan to make the Seed Stitch Checks pattern -- reminded me of the shape of the tray the candy sits in the box.

auburnchick
03-18-2009, 04:11 PM
Thanks for posting pictures, Penny!

I love how you use the things in your own life to inspire you with patterns and colors! Both blankets are beautiful!

auburnchick
03-18-2009, 04:36 PM
Hi you guys!


I found a hospital to donate our preemie blankets to. Yeah, I know…I’ve been slacking. I apologize.


Anyhow, we’re going to give our blankets to The Children’s Hospital. It’s located in Aurora, CO.

nostash2big (http://www.ravelry.com/people/nostash2big) will be delivering the blankets to her local yarn store. The store collects the blankets for the hospital and makes the deliveries.


I spoke with a gal in the Volunteer office yesterday, and asked me to pass along the hospital’s thanks for our work.


You can visit the hospital’s web site here (http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/). They do amazing work!!!

PeattieWa
03-19-2009, 11:38 AM
I don't have the capabilities to post a picture but I'll get my section done fast so the next knitter can take a picture. Becky

Dimpledapple
03-20-2009, 06:19 PM
Surf and Sand was waiting for me when I got home from work last night. I couldn't resist and got started on it right away -- have to meet the goal :knitting:

Dimpledapple
03-21-2009, 06:01 PM
Arctic Ice arrived yesterday. It's even prettier in person! :inlove: I'm done with the border, and I'm also done with my section of Surf and Sand. I'll post pictures with the confirmation numbers.

PeattieWa
03-21-2009, 11:28 PM
Fruity Pebbles arrived today from Hawaii. I'll be looking in my stash tonight to find some yarn to get started on my part.:knitting: Becky

nannaknits
03-22-2009, 06:54 PM
The post man delivered both blankets on Saturday afternoon. Thanks for the goodies Nostash. I will have both blankets ready for the mail on Monday. Nanna

auburnchick
03-23-2009, 08:24 PM
Hi ladies!!

I wanted to share a couple of photos of Chutes and Ladders...another blanket knit entirely by Pinnut!!!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3371118861_85840e3f59.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3371939338_da8cfc543a.jpg


Here's the info she sent me about the blanket:

I knit it with Caron Simply Soft, using the Checks and Ridges Stitch.You all continue to both amaze and inspire me. Everyone has been working so hard to reach the goal I threw out there (getting the blankets finished by the middle of May). Totally impressive!!!!

I :heart: you all so much.

auburnchick
03-23-2009, 08:42 PM
Hi all!

I'm going to need a pinch-knitter for Pumpkin Pie. I have been unable to get in touch with Crisco.

Anyone wanna work on it?

nannaknits
03-24-2009, 04:06 PM
You are my Sunshine and Chocolate Covered Cherries are on the move.

Sunshine Conf. # 0308 3390 0000 1147 6429

Cherries Conf. #0308 3390 0000 1147 6412

auburnchick
03-24-2009, 06:56 PM
Hi y'all!

Sepenguins posted the following picture of Pumpkin Pie. Yes, it's on the move again!

:yay:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3616/3386414658_9d537a4ecc.jpg

auburnchick
03-24-2009, 06:57 PM
Sepenguins has started a new blanket. This one is called Busy Bee.

Here's the lineup:

Thus far, I have the following people:

sepenguins
OPEN SLOT
OPEN SLOT
bailchri
purlingkitten (http://www.ravelry.com/people/purlingkitten)
nannaknits (6th section and border)

I haven’t been able to get a hold of bailchri yet, although I think she’ll respond to my KH PM’s soon. She’s one of our newest members. I’ve got another new knitter I can email, but right now, we still have two open slots.

Any takers?

Sepenguins asked if we should do the blanket in all yellow or alternate yellow and black.

What do y'all think?

purlingkitten
03-24-2009, 07:36 PM
I would opt for yellows. Black is a difficult color to knit during evening hours while watching tv.

nannaknits
03-25-2009, 11:37 AM
I think all yellow is good. Nanna

mhansen
03-25-2009, 06:53 PM
I mailed Spearmint Twist today. The confirmation # is 0308 3390 0000 7921 2564. Sorry so late. Thanks for your understanding.

auburnchick
03-25-2009, 07:51 PM
Hi all!

AC Moore is having a yarn sale this coming Saturday, March 28th.

Vanna's Choice & Caron Simply Soft will be $1.99

Bernat Softee Baby will be $2.49

TLC Baby will be $2.99

If you're interested in a coupon, please send me a PM. It's a pdf file that I can send you.

bailchri
03-25-2009, 09:19 PM
I am excited to start working on these blankets - they will be my firsts with the group!
:woohoo:

auburnchick
03-25-2009, 09:49 PM
We're so happy you're a part of the group! Thank you, my friend.

:hug:

Dimpledapple
03-26-2009, 02:59 AM
Surf and Sand is on its way.
Confirmation #: 0414 3364 8130 2313 5454

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3380517008_6867604c33.jpg


Here's Pinnut's beautiful Arctic Ice:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3380507268_b1b3dc0ac9.jpg


A close-up of the border. It kind of reminds me of icicles!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3446/3379695487_ca74f562d6.jpg


Snowball arrived today and is ready to travel again. Thank you for the lovely note, Wendy!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3623/3387521334_cd8f293023.jpg

auburnchick
03-26-2009, 09:08 PM
Oh wow!!! Y'all are churning out some amazing blankets!!!!!

:inlove:

Dimpledapple
03-27-2009, 04:14 AM
Flower Power arrived today. Thank you for the appliques, Danielle -- I love them!

Snowball is now on its way to bailchri.
Confirmation #: 0414 3364 8130 2313 5522

auburnchick
03-27-2009, 06:07 PM
Hi! Nostash2big posted this picture of Jewel of the Nile on Ravelry:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3389798519_337fa7cd7d.jpg

Also, peattiewa received You are My Sunshine and sent off Fruity Pebbles.

Lovely job all!!

Shandeh
03-28-2009, 03:21 PM
:thud:

Ooooooooooo......I LOVE the colors in "Jewel of the Nile".

I WANT ONE!!! :pout:

bailchri
03-28-2009, 09:11 PM
Today is my Birthday and the mailman left me a great gift in my mailbox - Fruity Pebbles! What better day to get my FIRST Oddball Baby Blanket than today. Thanks peattiewa for the goodies!

auburnchick
03-28-2009, 10:39 PM
Happy Early Birthday!!!!

PeattieWa
03-29-2009, 01:11 AM
You are welcome! Enjoy!

auburnchick
03-29-2009, 02:53 PM
Pinnut completed another blanket! This one is called Little Princess, and she also did the border!!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3393639456_0feb0bc95d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3392826729_448fb9a2e7.jpg

KnittinMitchie
03-29-2009, 03:08 PM
pinnut you totally rock Girl. That is a pretty blanket.

Dimpledapple
03-29-2009, 03:15 PM
Nancy, you're on a roll!! BEAUTIFUL blanket! :heart:

Dimpledapple
03-29-2009, 03:29 PM
~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ~

Hope you have a wonderful day, Nathalie :muah:

bailchri
03-29-2009, 05:17 PM
Happy Birthday to you, Nathalie! Hope you enjoy your day!

auburnchick
03-29-2009, 05:36 PM
Hi you guys.

I thought I would share this (http://knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1218290#post1218290) link. One of our knitting gals...mhansen...is going through a tough situation with her daughter. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Shandeh
03-29-2009, 07:17 PM
Happy Birthday! :muah:

bailchri
03-30-2009, 06:04 PM
Snowball arrived today - 2 blankets arriving in 3 days, I had better go get busy! Thanks, dimpledapple, for the goodies!

Oh, and I assume that the blue rings on the blankets indicate the knitted border - right?

Thanks!

auburnchick
03-30-2009, 08:21 PM
Snowball arrived today - 2 blankets arriving in 3 days, I had better go get busy! Thanks, dimpledapple, for the goodies!

Oh, and I assume that the blue rings on the blankets indicate the knitted border - right?

Thanks!

Yes, they sure do!

Here's a picture of Chocolate Covered Cherries, posted by wsnels over on Ravelry:

http://images4cf.ravelry.com/uploads/wsnels/7297060/cc_cherries_medium.JPG

bailchri
03-31-2009, 01:20 PM
Since Snowball came with yarn, I decided to start on it first.
Since I'm a new knitter and have 2 blankets in my possession, I decided to just do simple garter stitch in an effort to keep the blankets moving. I finished my section last night (the same day it arrived) and am quite proud because I was thinking it would take a long time. Of course I'd be the one who had to start the new yarn, hopefully I did that right!

Here's a picture of Snowball with my section added:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36933509@N04/3402241578/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36933509@N04/3402241578/

Here's Fruity Pebbles when I received it (I don't think there were previous pictures, sorry if this is a repeat):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36933509@N04/3402246718/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36933509@N04/3402246718/

I hope that you can see the images, I'm trying out inserting them from Flickr and they show up as ? for me, but if not, try the links!

Hopefully I'll get to the store today and get some yarn so I can work on this one and get it moving!

Thanks!

auburnchick
03-31-2009, 04:19 PM
Bailey, the blankets are gorgeous! Thank you for the pictures! I'm inserting them here and will post them on Ravelry and the blog (I have a lot of updating to do there!).

You're doing a TERRIFIC job!!!

Here's Snowball:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3646/3402241578_e9f0529919.jpg?v=0


And here's Fruity Pebbles:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3402246718_aaba56013e.jpg?v=0

auburnchick
03-31-2009, 05:17 PM
Hi all! I just wanted to let you know that I've updated the blog with all of the newest pictures of our blankets, along with the list of who's finished their sections of which blankets...

I'm going to need a pinch-knitter for Lollipop and a finisher for Snowball.

Anyone interested?

Knittinmitchie, did you ever receive Spearmint Twist? Please let me know. Thanks!

Dimpledapple
03-31-2009, 08:45 PM
Hi all! I just wanted to let you know that I've updated the blog with all of the newest pictures of our blankets, along with the list of who's finished their sections of which blankets...

I'm going to need a pinch-knitter for Lollipop and a finisher for Snowball.

Anyone interested?

Knittinmitchie, did you ever receive Spearmint Twist? Please let me know. Thanks!


Finisher as in border or as in sixth section? Either way, I can work on it again unless someone else wants to step in!

auburnchick
03-31-2009, 09:25 PM
Finisher as in border or as in sixth section? Either way, I can work on it again unless someone else wants to step in!

Hmmm...you're already set to knit the 5th section of Lollipop. I'll just leave you as is. Unless you want to knit the 4th and 5th sections...totally up to you.

I put down Kaniger for the border of Snowball.

Y'all are always so generous as far as volunteering for additional blankets! Thank you!!

:muah:

KnittinMitchie
03-31-2009, 09:46 PM
Hi I have Spearmint Twist. Now I need to go find some yarn.

bailchri
04-01-2009, 01:01 AM
Hi all! I just wanted to let you know that I've updated the blog with all of the newest pictures of our blankets, along with the list of who's finished their sections of which blankets...

I'm going to need a pinch-knitter for Lollipop and a finisher for Snowball.

Anyone interested?

Knittinmitchie, did you ever receive Spearmint Twist? Please let me know. Thanks!


I can do another section on Snowball since I have it. If you're still needing someone. Otherwise, I'm ready to send it, so just let me know where it's going!

Thanks,

auburnchick
04-01-2009, 01:07 AM
I'm still waiting to hear back from the next knitter. I'll PM you when I do! Thanks for working so quickly.

Dimpledapple
04-01-2009, 04:05 AM
Hmmm...you're already set to knit the 5th section of Lollipop. I'll just leave you as is. Unless you want to knit the 4th and 5th sections...totally up to you.


Sure. If you can't find a pinch knitter, I can knit two sections :knitting:

auburnchick
04-01-2009, 03:40 PM
Sure. If you can't find a pinch knitter, I can knit two sections :knitting:

Thanks for the offer! Wsnels is going to knit the section before you. She just volunteered.

:muah:

KnittinMitchie
04-01-2009, 05:30 PM
Well I've got good news and bad news. I'll give you the bad first we're moving good news I'll OFFICIALLY be part of the west coast group now. Rumor has it we're moving to Alaska :)

bailchri
04-01-2009, 06:13 PM
Hopefully someone can help me find my answer quickly:

When I'm trying to figure out what stitch to use for my section and I'm looking at the "Recommended Stitch Designs for Oddball Baby Blankets" section how do I count how many stitches I'm working with? There are 85 on this particular blanket, but 6 are the knitted border, so is that 79 for the pattern? Not many work for this number - does that matter? For example, Checks and Ridges is multiple of 4 +2 which would get me only 78. I hope this makes sense, I want to try something other than garter stitch but don't want anything too complicated.

Thanks so much!

Dimpledapple
04-01-2009, 07:14 PM
Hopefully someone can help me find my answer quickly:

When I'm trying to figure out what stitch to use for my section and I'm looking at the "Recommended Stitch Designs for Oddball Baby Blankets" section how do I count how many stitches I'm working with? There are 85 on this particular blanket, but 6 are the knitted border, so is that 79 for the pattern? Not many work for this number - does that matter? For example, Checks and Ridges is multiple of 4 +2 which would get me only 78. I hope this makes sense, I want to try something other than garter stitch but don't want anything too complicated.

Thanks so much!

Yes, you will be working with 79 stitches for the pattern. I think the "Recommended Stitch Designs" post accounts for the 6 border stitches, so if it says 100 stitches, that means the pattern is to be worked in 94 stitches. When you click on the link the page it takes you to will tell you that the pattern is worked in multiples of x stiches.

I think for the number of stitches you have you could do Double Basketweave (multiple of 4 +3) or if you want something simpler, then you could do moss stitch.

Hope that helps!

auburnchick
04-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Well I've got good news and bad news. I'll give you the bad first we're moving good news I'll OFFICIALLY be part of the west coast group now. Rumor has it we're moving to Alaska :)

Oh wow! What a HUGE move!!!!!

I don't see how that's bad news, though? :??

When are you set to move?

Dimpledapple
04-02-2009, 01:28 AM
Flower Power is ready to travel!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3405651763_259628eed0.jpg

auburnchick
04-02-2009, 02:16 AM
Oh gosh...I think that those colors are my favorite so far!!! Nice job ladies!!

purlingkitten
04-02-2009, 09:51 PM
I arrived home from work today and found Kiwi Surprise wating for me in my mailbox along with lovely gifts from Pinnut. Thanks so much, they will be put to good use!

Off to knit.

Purlingkitten

Dimpledapple
04-04-2009, 02:24 AM
Flower Power is heading down to Kaniger.
Confirmation # 0414 3364 8130 2313 6550

I'm with Nathalie, I love the colors, but unfortunately my camera (or more likely my non existent camera skills) washed them out :nails:

stisdale
04-04-2009, 04:11 AM
Chocolate Covered Cherries arrived in the mail today, yay! I love receiving packages!! I couldn't wait to get started and am already about half way done. It may even be ready to send along by tomorrow! :) Auburnchick, please get the other knitter ready and forward me her address whenever possible as I know that I will be ready to send it right along very soon! :)

stisdale
04-04-2009, 04:12 AM
And thank you to wsnels for the gift!!!! Very nice I will totally use them!

KnittinMitchie
04-05-2009, 10:33 AM
Oh wow! What a HUGE move!!!!!

I don't see how that's bad news, though? :??

When are you set to move?

WELL................... Lets just day April Fools and call it good.
(sorry it took me forever to respond work got in my way)

auburnchick
04-05-2009, 12:36 PM
WELL................... Lets just day April Fools and call it good.
(sorry it took me forever to respond work got in my way)

:tap:

bailchri
04-06-2009, 05:22 PM
Snowball is on its way to Janet in Seattle:
0487 8510 5100 0207 4848

Fruity Pebbles is on its way to Sarah in Sacramento:
0487 8510 5100 0207 4831

I'm trying to post an 'after my section of Fruity Pebbles' picture, hoping it works this time:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3419461246_045bc2e920.jpg

I hope I did everything okay with these blankets, can't wait to work on more!

Enjoy!

stisdale
04-07-2009, 01:35 AM
Ooh! :cheering: I'm soo excited about receiving Fruity Pebbles, I love this Oddball Knitting thing! You get to receive packages in the mail (always exciting) and you don't have to pay for it (even better) and you get to knit (woo hoo)! It's all so fantastic. cloud9

AN-Y-WAAAYS... I finished my section of Chocolate Covered Cherries (I hope I did everything right... :aww: ) and I will try to send it out tomorrow, if not definitely by Wednesday.

Here's Chocolate Covered Cherries now with a close-up as well. It was sooo strange, the pattern that comes out in the pictures of the first section does NOT appear that way in real life. I can't even see the pattern like that when I look at it... STRANGE. It's like an optical illusion or something.

stisdale
04-07-2009, 01:38 AM
BTW are there any other blankets that need to be worked on? Sign me up for anything and everything, this is so much fun!

stisdale
04-07-2009, 01:42 AM
Hopefully someone can help me find my answer quickly:

When I'm trying to figure out what stitch to use for my section and I'm looking at the "Recommended Stitch Designs for Oddball Baby Blankets" section how do I count how many stitches I'm working with? There are 85 on this particular blanket, but 6 are the knitted border, so is that 79 for the pattern? Not many work for this number - does that matter? For example, Checks and Ridges is multiple of 4 +2 which would get me only 78. I hope this makes sense, I want to try something other than garter stitch but don't want anything too complicated.

Thanks so much!


Also, depending on the pattern you can always just cut off the pattern midway. In example, with a diamond pattern you should complete the diamond ideally, but if the number of stitches would leave you with 3/4 of a diamond, just do that! :) That's what I would do anyways. It's going to be hard to find patterns that can always coincide with the number of stitches you have.

bailchri
04-07-2009, 01:57 AM
Ooh! :cheering: I'm soo excited about receiving Fruity Pebbles, I love this Oddball Knitting thing! You get to receive packages in the mail (always exciting) and you don't have to pay for it (even better) and you get to knit (woo hoo)! It's all so fantastic. cloud9

AN-Y-WAAAYS... I finished my section of Chocolate Covered Cherries (I hope I did everything right... :aww: ) and I will try to send it out tomorrow, if not definitely by Wednesday.

Here's Chocolate Covered Cherries now with a close-up as well. It was sooo strange, the pattern that comes out in the pictures of the first section does NOT appear that way in real life. I can't even see the pattern like that when I look at it... STRANGE. It's like an optical illusion or something.

The blanket is beautiful! It's also strange how differently the colors show in pictures (will all of the blankets).

Oh, and I agree, receiving packages that you didn't purchase is amazing fun.

:o)

bailchri
04-07-2009, 02:01 AM
Has the Busy Bee (I think that's the right name) blanket been started? I'm working on practicing the bee stitch and found these instructions (http://www.knittingknonsense.com/beestitchcloth.html):
1: Knit
2: k1, *k1 in st below, k1; repeat from * across
3: Knit
4: k2, k1 in st below, *k1, k1 in st below; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat these 4 rows.

Does that seem correct? I want to make sure I know what I'm doing before my turn comes for this fun blanket!

Thanks!

auburnchick
04-07-2009, 10:18 AM
BTW are there any other blankets that need to be worked on? Sign me up for anything and everything, this is so much fun!

Working on these blankets can be very addicting!!!

I just put your name down for Busy Baby Bee.

Thanks!!

Has the Busy Bee (I think that's the right name) blanket been started? I'm working on practicing the bee stitch and found these instructions (http://www.knittingknonsense.com/beestitchcloth.html):
1: Knit
2: k1, *k1 in st below, k1; repeat from * across
3: Knit
4: k2, k1 in st below, *k1, k1 in st below; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat these 4 rows.

Does that seem correct? I want to make sure I know what I'm doing before my turn comes for this fun blanket!

Thanks!

Here are the instructions that Sepenguins posted over on Ravelry:

Here are the directions for the Bee stitch for the Busy Baby Bee blanket that I am starting.
Taken from this dishcloth pattern : http://www.knittingknonsense.com/beestitchcloth.html
1: Knit
2: k1, k1 in st below, k1; repeat from across
3: Knit
4: k2, k1 in st below, k1, k1 in st below; rep from to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat these 4 rows.
I will also put the directions in the Blanket bag for everyone. I hope to get started this weekend on the blanket.

stisdale
04-07-2009, 12:52 PM
I don't know if now is a good time to suggest new blanket ideas, but it seems like quite a few of our blankets should be wrapped up soon. I had an idea and wanted to get your guys' thoughts on it.

I know that we have already done some monochromatic themed blankets, but I was wondering if we could do a blanket of all shades of yellow or green.

FYI to Auburnchick: Could you add "California Coast", "Creamsicle", to the list of completed blankets on the blog? And could you please add "Busy Baby Bee" and other blankets in progress on to the blog too? Thank you so much! :) I just want to see wherever I can sign up for new blankets!

Just curious, what's the status of Strawberry Shortcake?

Another idea would be a jewel toned blanket of all the different colors. Similar to Jewel of the Nile (which I love by the way).

yeah.. I'm really getting into this! :P

auburnchick
04-07-2009, 06:51 PM
I don't know if now is a good time to suggest new blanket ideas, but it seems like quite a few of our blankets should be wrapped up soon. I had an idea and wanted to get your guys' thoughts on it.

I know that we have already done some monochromatic themed blankets, but I was wondering if we could do a blanket of all shades of yellow or green.

FYI to Auburnchick: Could you add "California Coast", "Creamsicle", to the list of completed blankets on the blog? And could you please add "Busy Baby Bee" and other blankets in progress on to the blog too? Thank you so much! :) I just want to see wherever I can sign up for new blankets!

Just curious, what's the status of Strawberry Shortcake?

Another idea would be a jewel toned blanket of all the different colors. Similar to Jewel of the Nile (which I love by the way).

yeah.. I'm really getting into this! :P


Hi Sarah! I love the enthusiasm!

First, thanks for catching my lapse on the two blankets I left off of the list. I added them.

I also added Busy Baby Bee. You are on the list of knitters. We need one more person.

Strawberry Shortcake was completed. I added it to the "Completed" list as well. :thumbsup:

As far as your idea, I think we have done this kind of theme before (Pretty in Pink was one). We could certainly do another.

One thing I do want to say, though, is that I think we're trying to finish up the current round of blankets. I think we're all going to be ready for a break (except for those of you who recently joined our efforts).

Maybe there could be some brainstorming, and we could compile a list for when we get back started in late August/early September (roughly following the school calendar).

What does everyone think?

krismorales
04-07-2009, 07:04 PM
Sorry for the delay, Surf and Sand arrived on Saturday along with all the mail that we had held at the post office while we were on vacation. It is so pretty, I love all the different colors and stitch patterns.

Tania; Thanks for the lip balm and note cards. I was just running out of cards and was going to have to buy some...great timing.

Nathalie; I hate to think of taking a break from knitting on these fun projects (I'm one of the fairly new ones), but have no problem with it. Thanks for all you do...you are a great coordinator.:heart: :heart: :woohoo:

stisdale
04-08-2009, 08:48 PM
I received Fruity Pebbles in the mail today! YAY! :woohoo: I am so disappointed that I will have to delay working on it as I a) have a big assignment that I must finish for school by tomorrow, and b) am almost done with a baby blanket that I have been working on for MONTHS! Thank you so much bailchri for the chocolate (it lasted all of a minute) and recipes and scoop! :muah: All so handy and awesome!!

Chocolate Covered Cherries is on its way to Janet in Seattle, Confirmation number: 0307 1790 0002 2129 5387

Quick question, has anyone ever had to pay more than $5.60 for shipping with confirmation for your blanket? I don't know that distance even really makes a difference the way the system works... just wondering... hmmm. :??

Also, I was wondering too if there was *ANY* way that we could continue blankets into the summer. :pray: I totally understand auburnchick how some want to take a break, and I would even be willing to take on some of the coordinating responsibilities if you too wanted to take a break, but I know that there are a few newbies like myself who are so eager to keep on knitting and I hate to think I have to wait until the fall to get another blanket. :(

purlingkitten
04-08-2009, 10:59 PM
I received Snowball today from Bailey along with lots of goodies. Thanks so much!. Must be off now as there's lots of knitting and purling to do.

Purlingkitten

PeattieWa
04-09-2009, 03:53 AM
I sent out You are my Sunshine this morning to Tania in Calif. The confirmation # is 03080070000148077177. Hopefully this blanket makes a one way trip unlike the last blanket I sent south......Becky:knitting:


PS: I would like to take a little break for the summer, as I have commitments to make some baby sweaters and hats but am more than willing to keep going with this project in the fall.:thumbsup:

PeattieWa
04-09-2009, 03:59 AM
Depending on where it is sent and in what type of packaging determines the amount of postage. I sent my last blanket to Calif. from Wa. in a padded envelope and I do believe with confirmation costs it was about $4.60. I have also sent larger blankets in priority boxes that now cost over $11.00 to send anywhere in the country. I hope this helps. Becky

auburnchick
04-09-2009, 09:29 AM
Quick question, has anyone ever had to pay more than $5.60 for shipping with confirmation for your blanket? I don't know that distance even really makes a difference the way the system works... just wondering... hmmm. :??

Also, I was wondering too if there was *ANY* way that we could continue blankets into the summer. :pray: I totally understand auburnchick how some want to take a break, and I would even be willing to take on some of the coordinating responsibilities if you too wanted to take a break, but I know that there are a few newbies like myself who are so eager to keep on knitting and I hate to think I have to wait until the fall to get another blanket. :(


The postage varies, depending on how far your package is traveling, along with the weight, of course. I buy and print my postage from usps.com, which offers a small discount. Every little bit counts.

I do not have a problem with everyone mailing their packages first class...to save money.

Times are tough right now, so any way we can save money will help everyone.

As far as the summer blankets, I have a couple of suggestions:

1) If a couple of you want to work jointly on a blanket or two, then by all means feel free to do so. You can keep me in the loop by sending me the name of the blanket so I can add it to the running list.

2) You could hop over to the Northeast Oddball project and see if they need help. Their group is much larger than our's, and I know they are continuing work through the summer.

Our group is so small that most knitters are almost constantly working on blankets...hence the need for a break. Many of us use the summer to catch up on personal knitting projects. Plus, with travel, it makes it hard to coordinate the blankets.

Hope this helps...

krismorales
04-09-2009, 11:08 AM
Here's a picture of Surf and Sand...it will be on it's way this morning (once the post office opens)

krismorales
04-09-2009, 01:15 PM
Yep, Surf and Sand is now officially on the move to Washington. It's raining here as I mail it and will probably be raining there when it arrives. But we need the rain, so it's okay. Confirmation Number is 0305 1720 0000 0035 0781. Happy knitting :knitting:

purlingkitten
04-11-2009, 07:23 PM
I received Surf and Sand today. Thanks so much, Kris, for the note cards. I really like them.

:muah:

gmmarton
04-12-2009, 07:38 AM
Attention West Coast Oddball Knitters:

I am coordinator of the Northeast Oddball worsted weight baby blankets. Two days ago I mentioned to my Northeast Oddballers that I have some DK/sport weight acrylic yarn ideal for preemie baby blankets that I’d like to donate to anyone in our group who can use it. This is part of my destashing project, and I'm anxious to help find my DK/sportweight yarn a good home.

So far, no one in the Northeast group has taken me up on my offer, so I thought I would offer my DK/sport yarn to anyone in the West Coast Oddball group (coordinated by my dear Virtual friend, Auburnchick). If I don't get any "takers," I will put my offer on Yarncycle tomorrow.

If interested, please send me a PM and I will mail the box out to you early in the week.

Many thanks!

Gail M.
CT

auburnchick
04-12-2009, 05:00 PM
Hi all!

Since some of you are new, I thought I would tell you that there is a thread on the Charity forum that lists suggested yarns for our projects.

Shandeh recently updated the list with another yarn she discovered. Here's the PM she sent me regarding this:


Just wanted to let you know that I added a new yarn to the list of recommended yarns for regular baby blankets.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...46&postcount=4 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1106246&postcount=4)

The yarn I added is Red Heart Kids. I had never used it before until recently, and was VERY pleased with how soft it felt, and how well it knit up. Now, I'm looking for it to be on sale! I really love to knit with it.

It should work perfectly for the regular worsted weight oddball baby blankets.

stisdale
04-13-2009, 03:57 AM
My section of Fruity Pebbles is complete and ready to go to the next knitter. :cheering: If I get the address early enough I may be able to send it off by tomorrow.

Here's how it's looking now:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030584.jpg

With a close-up (it's a bit blurry, but it gives you a better idea about the patterns used!):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v739/MullahMama/P1030577.jpg

auburnchick
04-13-2009, 08:02 AM
Ok...that is an ADORABLE blanket!

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors you ladies are using for it!!! Makes me want to buy a box of the cereal!!!

auburnchick
04-13-2009, 10:10 PM
Wsnels just posted this picture of Lollipop:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3439367349_27194edeb4.jpg

nannaknits
04-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Was in the my mailbox today. I will have to go get some neon blue for my section. All the blue yarn I have is not "neon" enough". Thank you Janet for the Kitty pin cushion. Nanna

Dimpledapple
04-14-2009, 12:14 AM
You Are My Sunshine arrived today. Thanks for the goodies, Becky! Put a smile on my face after a long, long day at work :hug:

stisdale
04-14-2009, 12:53 AM
So I have a question, why does everyone include a little swatch of yarn after they finish off their section? I did too but I didn't know why! Also, why is there a little section at the beginning of some blankets? In example, on fruity pebbles, in the beginning there's that little section of multi-colored yarn. What is that for?


I was just curious :blush:

auburnchick
04-14-2009, 01:06 AM
There's a little bit of yarn left over from the last section so that you can tie on your yarn for your section. Ideally, each knitter will weave in the ends of the start of their section so that the border person doesn't have to go back and do all of that.

Some blankets were started by me. I didn't want to take the place of a knitter, so I only knit a small section...just to get the blankets started. It was my thought that we could incorporate some of that yarn into the blankets (I think I sent those yarns along). Most people have used their own, though.

auburnchick
04-14-2009, 02:30 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of Flower Power...posted by Kaniger on Ravelry:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3564/3441142331_0fdda927eb_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9706139@N02/3441142331/)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3441142457_1dc0410662_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9706139@N02/3441142457/)


What a lovely blanket!!!!!

stisdale
04-14-2009, 03:38 PM
Ooh how cool, Flower Power looks great! I'm really curious to learn what stitch patter everyone used for it. Especially the blue section, way cool design!

stisdale
04-14-2009, 03:40 PM
There's a little bit of yarn left over from the last section so that you can tie on your yarn for your section. Ideally, each knitter will weave in the ends of the start of their section so that the border person doesn't have to go back and do all of that.

Some blankets were started by me. I didn't want to take the place of a knitter, so I only knit a small section...just to get the blankets started. It was my thought that we could incorporate some of that yarn into the blankets (I think I sent those yarns along). Most people have used their own, though.



Oh! Good to know!! I think other people weren't too sure either because there was just these little balls of yarn at the end of everyone's... anyways, I'll fix it before I send Fruity Pebbles along so the border-er doesn't have to do any extra work. Fruity Pebbles should be sent out by tomorrow morning, God Willing. :)

bailchri
04-14-2009, 05:48 PM
Yeah, I just left my section since that's what others had done and I'm new. I thought something I had read said someone would do them all at the end but maybe I read wrong.

Dimpledapple
04-15-2009, 12:07 AM
Ooh how cool, Flower Power looks great! I'm really curious to learn what stitch patter everyone used for it. Especially the blue section, way cool design!


The pattern is Pavilion. Takes several rows to start looking like anything, but I really like the end result!

mhansen
04-15-2009, 10:38 AM
I was very surprised when I got a box in the mail and Friday and it was a beautiful oddball shawl for my daughter! I was able to take it to her on Easter Sunday and she loved it!! She said that she could really use it as she is cold alot now. What a perfect gift. Thank you all who worked on it and sent it to me. You are all wonderful!!

My daughter starts her 2nd round of chemotherapy on Monday. So far her blood work looks good.

stisdale
04-15-2009, 01:20 PM
Fruity Pebbles was sent off today to Danielle in CA. Confirmation number: 0308 3390 0001 0935 0204

Oh and just in case anyone was wondering. Today I asked about shipping prices. They said for the packages sent priority mail (you can get free envelopes from usps.com http://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10152&storeId=10001&categoryId=13354&productId=11695&langId=-1&WT.ac=11695) it is $4.95 for the first pound ANYWHERE in the USA, + .65 for delivery confirmation = TOTAL $5.60. Over 2 lbs they will go by weight and distance. Also, they have small roughly VHS sized boxes that you can get for free too that are flat rate of $4.95 IF you can cram a blanket in there. Anyways, wanted to let you guys know some of your options. :)

auburnchick
04-15-2009, 06:09 PM
I was very surprised when I got a box in the mail and Friday and it was a beautiful oddball shawl for my daughter! I was able to take it to her on Easter Sunday and she loved it!! She said that she could really use it as she is cold alot now. What a perfect gift. Thank you all who worked on it and sent it to me. You are all wonderful!!

My daughter starts her 2nd round of chemotherapy on Monday. So far her blood work looks good.

The ladies in the Oddball Shawl group made it. Shandeh was kind enough to offer it when I asked if any were available. I have a friend who finished chemotherapy in November, and I remember how cold she was during those long months.

It's great to hear that your daughter's bloodwork is looking good. I will continue praying for all of you...

:hug:

nannaknits
04-16-2009, 04:36 PM
Made it to the post office today. Neon Rainbow is on it's way to WY. Here is the Conf # 0308 3390 0000 1148 1430

Dimpledapple
04-17-2009, 02:32 AM
Lollipop made its way up to Northern California safely. Yay for walking into your home and finding a package -- particularly a knitting related package! :cheering:

purlingkitten
04-17-2009, 12:33 PM
Pumpkin Pie is on its way to California. Left the Pacific NW yesterday.

stisdale
04-19-2009, 05:58 PM
Did Fruity Pebbles arrive? :shrug:

auburnchick
04-20-2009, 02:58 PM
Did Fruity Pebbles arrive? :shrug:

Yes, it sure did, and it's already making the rounds to the next knitter!

pinnut3200
04-20-2009, 05:54 PM
Neon Rainbow arrived today. I peeked in the envelope to see which blanket it was, but I didn’t take it out. I will work on it tonight. It should be ready to mail to the border person by Wednesday.

pinnut3200
04-20-2009, 10:50 PM
I present Neon Rainbow. . .ready for a border. :grphug:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3461654236_c84629453d.jpg

stisdale
04-20-2009, 10:52 PM
OOH! How cool! It looks great!! :D :D :D

auburnchick
04-20-2009, 11:38 PM
The rainbow blankets are among my favorites!!!!

Dimpledapple
04-21-2009, 01:59 AM
You Are My Sunshine is on its way:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3558/3462081982_11f48fa420.jpg


And so is Lollipop:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/3462066136_2a759069de.jpg


I left the receipt at work, but I'll send the confirmation numbers tomorrow.

krismorales
04-21-2009, 10:16 AM
Those 3 blankets are so vibrant....they will bring a lot of joy and positive feelings to whoever gets them. I love them all.:heart: :heart:

auburnchick
04-21-2009, 11:04 AM
Oh my!!! I'm loving those diamonds on Lollipop! And You Are My Sunshine is so pretty!!! Whoever did the yellow and white stripes was ingenious!

I am so impressed with all of you!!!!

:hug:

stisdale
04-21-2009, 03:22 PM
Those blankets look great, I love lollipop and neon rainbow! How did you do the first multi-color panel on you are my sunshine? fair-isle? I love the diamond pattern too, can you post it for us all, pretty please? :)

PeattieWa
04-21-2009, 03:27 PM
Not terribly ingenious....it actually is self striping yarn. I've used it alot for baby sweaters and hats and I'm always happy with the results. Becky

Dimpledapple
04-21-2009, 04:25 PM
Ok, confirmation numbers!

You Are My Sunshine: 0414 3364 8130 2313 8530

Lollipop: 0414 3364 8130 2313 8547

I used the Moss Stitch Border Diamonds (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/mossborderdiamonds.htm) pattern. I love trying out their different patterns!

auburnchick
04-21-2009, 10:48 PM
Wsnels (Ravelry) posted this picture of Pumpkin Pie:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/3462940951_9f040a8877.jpg

I just love the colors!!!!

auburnchick
04-23-2009, 05:40 PM
Hi all!

I need some help.

I haven't heard from the person slated to do Neon Rainbow's border. Would anyone like to volunteer? It's ready to go.

auburnchick
04-23-2009, 05:45 PM
I wanted to share a picture of the newest blanket that pinnut started recently. This one is called Summer Sky.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ms_MzqkW_9Q/Se4tZZNbNGI/AAAAAAAABfs/gKa19WxT3V8/s1600/P1010001.jpg

She worked the first section. We can either hold onto it until we start up again in August, or we can get a list of knitters started (we need five more and one person to work the border).

What do you think?

pinnut3200
04-23-2009, 06:03 PM
Here is the photo of Summer Sky. For some reason it didn't post before.http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3584/3463806266_944677d124.jpg

gmmarton
04-23-2009, 06:13 PM
Pinnut3200, I love your work.

auburnchick
04-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Y'all can't see the picture in my post? I can see it just fine...hmmm...

nannaknits
04-23-2009, 07:40 PM
I would be happy to work on Summer Sky either now or later it doesn't matter.

nannaknits
04-23-2009, 07:42 PM
Pumpkin Pie was waiting for me when I came home today. Thanks for the book mark Wendy. I love to ready so it will come in handy. Nanna

krismorales
04-23-2009, 08:01 PM
I'd be happy to do a section of Summer Sky if one is still available...I love the color and the stitch.
Kris:knitting:

auntcrafty
04-23-2009, 08:38 PM
Natalie ~

I would be happy to do the border for Neon Rainbow. I can then send it, Flower Power, and Pumpkin Pie (after I get it) to you when I'm done with all three.

nannaknits
04-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Do you still need knitters for Crayon Box? I saw on the website that there were slots open. I would be willing to knit on this blanket. Nanna

stisdale
04-23-2009, 10:39 PM
Summer sky looks gorgeous already, sign me up!!

bailchri
04-23-2009, 10:43 PM
I'll help on Summer Sky as well. Also, I wouldn't mind doing it now either.

How is Busy Bee coming along? I haven't seen anything about it, but maybe I missed something?

Thanks,

auburnchick
04-23-2009, 10:46 PM
Do you still need knitters for Crayon Box? I saw on the website that there were slots open. I would be willing to knit on this blanket. Nanna

Pinnut knit Crayon Box in its entirety. Marria currently has the blanket and has added the border. She'll be sending it to nostash2big (Dottie) as soon as she can make it to a post office.

I will try to get the blog updated tomorrow since I've got the day off.

auburnchick
04-23-2009, 11:07 PM
Natalie ~

I would be happy to do the border for Neon Rainbow. I can then send it, Flower Power, and Pumpkin Pie (after I get it) to you when I'm done with all three.

Very well, Penny! I'll forward your address! Thank you!

auburnchick
04-23-2009, 11:16 PM
Wow! Y'all are AMAZING!!!

We now have a full list for Summer Sky. Here's the line-up:

pinnut
stisdale
krismorales
wsnels
bailchri
nostash2big
nannaknits - border

:cheering:

auburnchick
04-23-2009, 11:18 PM
How is Busy Bee coming along? I haven't seen anything about it, but maybe I missed something?

Thanks,

I think it's still coming along. Sepenguins (Ravelry) is casting on this blanket, and she was about halfway done the last time we spoke about it.

Here is a list of knitters for that blanket:

sepenguins
stisdale
bailchri
purlingkitten
*5th Slot Open
nannaknits - 6th section and border

pinnut3200
04-24-2009, 07:44 PM
Neon Rainbow and Summer Sky will be in tomorrow's mail. Confirmation numbers are:

Neon Rainbow

0103 8555 7497 3324 8202

Summer Sky

0103 8555 7497 2276 2443

pinnut3200
04-24-2009, 09:35 PM
Chocolate Covered Cherries arrived today.

Janet, thank you for the note pads. :heart:

nannaknits
04-24-2009, 10:46 PM
I finished my section of Pumpkin Pie it is now ready for the border. Nanna

auntcrafty
04-25-2009, 03:00 AM
Yeah! I'm ready for it (just to save you a step, Nathalie :teehee: ).

auburnchick
04-25-2009, 08:46 AM
Yeah! I'm ready for it (just to save you a step, Nathalie :teehee: ).

Too funny, Auntcrafty. I didn't read the board before my messages, so you're going to see a PM from me. I'll pass along your address. :thumbsup:

auburnchick
04-25-2009, 08:47 AM
Hey all...I am in need of volunteers to do the borders of:

Chocolate Covered Cherries
Kiwi Surprise

Anyone interested?

Thanks!!

purlingkitten
04-25-2009, 11:54 AM
I received You Are My Sunshine from Tania yesterday. Thanks for the lovely candy and tin. They will keep me knitting for sure!

pinnut3200
04-25-2009, 02:55 PM
Chocolate Covered Cherries is off of the needles and ready for a border.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/3474194212_8987909a35.jpg

purlingkitten
04-25-2009, 03:28 PM
Here is Pretty in Blue. It is now finished.

auburnchick
04-25-2009, 03:47 PM
Ohhh...Little Boy Blue is so cute!!! What a perfect blanket for a baby boy!

nannaknits
04-25-2009, 04:22 PM
Pumpkin Pie is in the mail. Conf# 0308 2690 0000 2101 5762

nannaknits
04-25-2009, 04:24 PM
If you still need a border person for Chocolate Covered Cherries and Kiwi Surprise I can do them if needed. Nanna

nannaknits
04-25-2009, 08:26 PM
Fruity Pebbles has arrived. Thanks for the goodies, you were so generous. Nanna

pinnut3200
04-26-2009, 05:48 PM
Chocolate Covered Cherries will be in tomorrow's mail

Confirmation # 0103 8555 7496 8097 2977

krismorales
04-27-2009, 12:24 PM
Morning all...I arrived home after being gone over the weekend to find Lolipop in my mailbox...what a cheerful blanket it is. I can't wait to get started :knitting: . Tania thanks for the note and the candy. I love the little tin with the apple mints. The tin will come in handy to hold stitch markers and such when the mints are gone. Thanks for the thoughtfulness.

Kris

krismorales
04-28-2009, 10:21 PM
Lollipop will be on it's way either tomorrow or Thursday...here's a current picture of it.

stisdale
04-29-2009, 11:07 PM
Summer Sky arrived in the mail today, I totally wasn't expecting it so it was a great surprise. Thank you so much Nancy for the yarn and cards!! :hug: I have a baby blanket to wrap up for this weekend but after that I'll get straight to work on Summer Sky! :)

nannaknits
04-30-2009, 11:19 PM
Chocolate Covered Cherries arrived in today's mail. I worked on it all afternoon and got the border finished. Thanks for the notes and ball of yarn Nancy. The yarn is so yummy...what to make....what to make? Nanna

auntcrafty
04-30-2009, 11:38 PM
Pumpkin Pie & Neon Rainbow arrived in the mail today. Looks like I'm going to be a busy girl!

Thank you, Nancy for the yarn & note cards!
Thank you, Dottie for the book mark!

nannaknits
05-02-2009, 09:37 PM
Lollipop arrived yesterday. Thank you so much for the knitting trinket. I have finished the borders on Lollipop, Fruity Pebbles, and Chocolate Covered Cherries. Here are a couple of pictures

auburnchick
05-03-2009, 09:40 PM
Nanna, you did a lovely job on the borders!

All, the blankets are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!! :inlove:

We have an AMAZING group! I :heart: you!!!!

auburnchick
05-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Hey all!

Pinnut started a new preemie blanket for us. This one is called Lemon Drop.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ms_MzqkW_9Q/SfPDnuPZVbI/AAAAAAAABhc/wHwgi_VMqv4/s320/P1010003.jpg


Should we get a sign-up list started (5 more knitters and a border person needed), or do you want to wait until August to have this one start making the rounds?

AshleyP
05-03-2009, 10:12 PM
I'd be willing to knit on Lemon Drop now......

auburnchick
05-03-2009, 10:33 PM
Thanks Ashley! I sent Pinnut a PM with your address.

:hug:

Here's the list of volunteers:

pinnut - done
ashleyp
wsnels

So now, all I need is three more people plus one person to do the border.

:muah:

auburnchick
05-03-2009, 10:34 PM
I just wanted to let y'all know that I updated the blog (http://westcoastoddballknitters.blogspot.com/).

krismorales
05-04-2009, 11:04 AM
You can add me to Lemon Drop if you still need knitters. I'm always game :woot:

stisdale
05-04-2009, 11:19 AM
Nannaknits, the blankets look great!! It's so exciting to see the finished product on some blankets that I helped work on!! :) I really like the Fruity Pebbles border, you're inspiring me to get better at making borders! Would you be willing to share your secret? :teehee: I know how to crochet a basic border, but I don't know how many stitches to pick up per row or line of knitting... advice?

Also, thanks pinnut for starting a new blanket!! I would love to be on the list, if possible, put me a little towards the bottom because I have the lapghan and Summer Sky with me right now and I have finals coming up, so it would be better to get it a little bit later!

You guys are all so fantastic! :hug:

auburnchick
05-04-2009, 11:36 AM
You can add me to Lemon Drop if you still need knitters. I'm always game :woot:

Gotcha! :thumbsup:

I would love to be on the list, if possible, put me a little towards the bottom because I have the lapghan and Summer Sky with me right now and I have finals coming up, so it would be better to get it a little bit later!

I put you down as the sixth knitter, so that should give you plenty of time to finish up with finals and the other projects you have.

Thanks all!!!

:muah:

nannaknits
05-04-2009, 03:15 PM
Made it to the Post Office today. Fruity Pebbles is on it's way to Colorado. Conf #0308 2690 0000 2101 6080

nannaknits
05-04-2009, 03:18 PM
If you need another knitter or border person I am will to do either. Nanna

nannaknits
05-04-2009, 03:33 PM
Crocheting is much like knitting. Both use patterns that take a multiple of stitches. I have a book by Jean Leinhauser for Leisure Arts, 50 Crocheted Afghan Borders. I use parts of these patterns because some of them are too big, or too lacy. I try to make the border appropriate for the baby. Girl colors I make a little more lacy than the boy or Unisex colors. You can make a nice plain border that is just double crochet then on the last round do the Crab stitch which is a single crochet backwards (left to right) It looks nice and is a good generic design. On the preemie blankets or the blankets that use the baby yarns I use a size F hook. On the bigger blankets or the ones in worsted weight I use a G or H. Most of the time I just pick up on the cast on and bind off edge three stitches skipping the fourth stitch. On the sides I pick up between the garter stitch ridges. (in the valley between the ridges) A lot of the time you just have to play it by ear and make adjustments where needed. Sometimes I have had to fudge a stitch here or there because I need one more or one less. Crocheting is forgiving and finding that wonky stitch will be hard for others to see. I hope this helps. If you need more info feel free to PM me. Nanna

stisdale
05-05-2009, 12:24 PM
Thank you sooo much Nannaknits! :hug: I will have to try it again on my next blanket and see how it goes. If i really get the hang of it, maybe the West Coast Oddball knitters will have one more border person! I've only tried to do the ruffle borders so far, and those have gone well. And like you said, I've had to kind of adjust it as I go along to make sure that it's as "ruffle-y" as I want it to be. Your information really helps though!! Thanks!

pinnut3200
05-05-2009, 04:35 PM
Lemon Drop is on its way to Washington.

Confirmation # 0307 1790 0001 9984 9032

purlingkitten
05-05-2009, 10:28 PM
Pictures of Surf and Sand and You are my sunshine Complete

stisdale
05-06-2009, 01:38 PM
The blankets look great!!! Good work everyone! :woohoo:

stisdale
05-06-2009, 10:51 PM
Summer Sky is ready to be sent on to the next knitter, please PM me her address. :D

stisdale
05-09-2009, 01:56 AM
Summer Sky is on its way to Kris, confirmation number:
0308 3390 0001 0931 6378

:)

krismorales
05-09-2009, 06:09 PM
Summer Sky arrived today. Thanks for the cute post-it notes Sarah. I use them all the time!:muah: I will enjoy knitting on it.

krismorales
05-10-2009, 05:43 PM
Summer Sky will be on it's way shortly. Here's the latest picture of it. My varigated blue yarn stayed white for a number of rows. I thought it would cycle back and forth from blue to white, but it then stayed blue :aww: . I really didn't want to frog it out, soooo the way I look at it, the white is just a small layer of clouds in the Summer Sky :) .

Kris

nannaknits
05-10-2009, 06:05 PM
oooh that's pretty:inlove:

stisdale
05-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Whoa Kris, you're beyond fast!! Before I could even put pictures up you already got the package, knitted it up, and posted a new picture! WOW! :yay:

pinnut3200
05-11-2009, 09:06 AM
Great job, knitters. I cannot wait to see how this one turns out.

Thanks for the photo.

auburnchick
05-11-2009, 02:58 PM
That is one lovely blanket!! I love how the blankets look with the different colors and stitches. Y'all are amazing!!

:grphug:

auburnchick
05-11-2009, 05:39 PM
A heads-up that Busy Baby Bee is getting ready to hit the road.

Sepenguins posted the following information on Ravelry:


I finished Busy Bee last night and it is ready for the next knitter. I decided to put 1/2” (4 rows) of garter stitch after 3” of the pattern stitch, 1/2” at the beginning of garter stitch. I did this so that if someone has a mistake they don’t frog down into another persons section. Trust me, I had a couple mistakes and it was hard because of the stitch pattern to correct them. I would suggest that everybody knit 3 1/2” of the stitch pattern and then 1/2” of garter stitch. If you are confused about what I mean, just let me know.
I also started another blanket that I am going to knit entirely by myself. It will be in shades of pink and purple and I am calling it Fairy Princess.

I have the following people set to work on it:

sepenguins (cast on and first section)
stisdale
bailchri
purlingkitten
wsnels
nannaknits (6th section and border)

auburnchick
05-18-2009, 07:47 AM
Hi all!

It's been a while since anyone posted an updates. I wanted to check in and see how y'all have been doing.

krismorales
05-18-2009, 10:50 AM
I was thinking the same thing over the weekend...it's been awfully quiet here. Everyone must be busy doing things. I'm working on trying to finish up some WIP...always a good thing. Hope everyone is well.:p

Kris

purlingkitten
05-18-2009, 02:25 PM
Hi all!

It's been a while since anyone posted an updates. I wanted to check in and see how y'all have been doing.

With most of the blankets finished and waiting for the next round to start, I've been knitting WIPs that have been lingering in the stack and choosing new projects that have enticed me to dig in the stash and also purchase new yarn!

Janet

stisdale
05-18-2009, 10:22 PM
Last I heard Busy Bee was supposed to be coming my way. Auburnchick asked if I was ready and I said yes bring it on, and then never received anything in the mail... How's Summer Sky going? Who has it right now?

auburnchick
05-19-2009, 12:00 AM
I haven't heard if Busy Bee has been mailed. It sometimes takes sepenguins a while to get things sent out.

auntcrafty
05-20-2009, 09:34 PM
Hi all!

It's been a while since anyone posted an updates. I wanted to check in and see how y'all have been doing.

I still have the three blankets I'm doing the borders on. One is finished, got too hot & sticky during two weeks of voggy & humid weather -- even with the a/c! Then I had to move last weekend. Where I am gets lovely tradewinds so I'm on task to finish the last two blankets.

bailchri
06-01-2009, 06:18 PM
Received "Summer Sky" in the mail today on my way to run errands so picked up some new yarn while I was out. Not sure if the previous knitter got a picture after their part, but I will be sure to take one before and after my section!

stisdale
06-03-2009, 02:39 PM
I received Busy Baby Bee after I got back from my trip. I'll get on that! :)

bailchri
06-03-2009, 07:27 PM
Just wanted to share with you all about a dream I had last night. I received an unexpected (didn't know I had signed up for this one) Oddball Baby Blanket in the mail. When I opened up the rather large envelope I found a HUGE 'baby' blanket. It appeared that it started as a patchwork quilt and then the person before me had started knitting their section and I was continuing with the knitting. It definitely was NOT the best looking blanket I've ever seen so I don't think we should try it anytime soon! LOL
:wink:

auburnchick
06-03-2009, 09:16 PM
:teehee:

stisdale
06-08-2009, 01:08 PM
Busy Baby Bee is beautiful and ready to travel!! Special thanks to Sarah in Utah (AKA sepenguins) for the awesome penguin notepad and the exposure to this cool stitch! I had never done any stitch where you knit into the stitch below. I LOVE the effect! Now I want to do an oddball blanket with all different types of stitches that incorporate knitting into the stitch below!

I'll post a picture hopefully today.

auntcrafty
06-10-2009, 03:11 PM
Here are pictures of Pumpkin Pie, Neon Rainbow, & Flower Power. They are on their way to nostash2big.

52923
52925
52924

auburnchick
06-10-2009, 11:35 PM
GREAT job ladies!!!

Shandeh
06-11-2009, 12:12 AM
Wow! :thud:

stisdale
06-15-2009, 02:36 PM
I am going to send out Summer Sky today, God Willing. I have had my in-laws over and have been really busy with them!

What other blankets are still out and about??

bailchri
06-15-2009, 06:38 PM
Wait - I have Summer Sky. Did you mean Busy Bee?

My section of Summer Sky is nearly complete, you can send me the info for the next person as I will finish it this evening.

bailchri
06-15-2009, 06:55 PM
This is Summer Sky before my section. I'll be finishing up my part on this beautiful blanket this evening and will post another picture!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3304/3629903441_22d80555f9.jpg

Detailed up close shot-
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3629905299_6d5586f225.jpg

auburnchick
06-15-2009, 07:02 PM
Wait - I have Summer Sky. Did you mean Busy Bee?

My section of Summer Sky is nearly complete, you can send me the info for the next person as I will finish it this evening.


Yes, she has Busy Bee. She's already got your address for it.

Let me check with the next knitter of Summer Sky. It looks absolutely divine!!

pinnut3200
06-15-2009, 08:05 PM
I miss the "chatter" about our blankets. How many blankets are still traveling?

Any new photos?

auburnchick
06-15-2009, 09:11 PM
I miss the "chatter" about our blankets. How many blankets are still traveling?

Any new photos?

No new photos, but it has been rather quiet, hasn’t it?

Let’s see…here’s what my spreadsheet shows. Please correct me if I’m wrong on something.


Crayon Box - Marria (http://www.ravelry.com/people/marrian) was supposed to do the border. She’s had some personal issues, but I thought she said she was mailing this out. Nostash2big (http://www.ravelry.com/people/nostash2big), do you know if you ever received it?


Jewel of the Nile and Snowball - Kaniger (http://www.ravelry.com/people/kaniger) is supposed to be finishing them up. Can you give us a status?


Summer Sky is set to travel soon. We have one more section and then the border!


Lemon Drop - AshleyP (http://www.ravelry.com/people/AshleyP) was supposed to mail it to wsnels (http://www.ravelry.com/people/wsnels). Did you ever receive it? My records don’t show an updated status.


Fruity Pebbles - I think nostash2big (http://www.ravelry.com/people/nostash2big) received this, but I want to double-check. The last person to have it was nannaknits (http://www.ravelry.com/people/nannaknits).


Busy Baby Bee - will be traveling to wsnels (http://www.ravelry.com/people/wsnels) soon. It’s moving right along…almost halfway there.


Spearmint Twist - stuck in limbo with knittinmitchie (http://www.ravelry.com/people/KnittinMitchie). Status??

stisdale
06-16-2009, 01:58 AM
Yeah I meant Busy Baby Bee, sorry. And I sent it off to Bailchri, I think that's where it's supposed to go!

Here are the latest pics:
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs087.snc1/4616_117814070624_636650624_2808736_5912474_n.jpg
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs087.snc1/4616_117814075624_636650624_2808737_4391180_n.jpg

I LOVED how this stitch turned out. It makes for a really soft blanket!!:inlove:

pinnut3200
06-16-2009, 09:11 AM
Yes, that is a lovely stitch. Nice work everyone!

Thanks for the pictures.

pinnut3200
06-16-2009, 09:24 AM
Has anyone been working on any Oddball Blankets on their own during our “break”?


I finished this blanket.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2438/3632575262_76a8a77345.jpg



and started this one.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3631761139_5a33f2ba1d.jpg


Neither blanket has been named. Do you have any suggestions?


If you have been working on your own Oddballs, please share photos.

bailchri
06-16-2009, 10:04 AM
Okay, here are some pictures of Summer Sky after my section. I can't wait to see how this beautiful blanket turns out!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/3632666084_cf5ac2bb45.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3333/3632667752_83a16b984d.jpg

krismorales
06-16-2009, 12:32 PM
Yeah! :woohoo: people are posting again. It's nice to see how the blankets are growing. They all look so nice. Thanks for the updates.:knitting:

pinnut3200
06-16-2009, 12:46 PM
I am glad to see the posts and photos again, too. I look forward to seeing and hearing the progress of our little blankets of love.

AshleyP
06-16-2009, 09:34 PM
Hi all!

I sent Lemon Drop on last week.... Meant to get a pic up on here, but forgot to do that before I got it packaged up... Hopefully the next knitter can do it, it's really pretty!

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

auburnchick
06-16-2009, 10:13 PM
No worries, Ashley. Wendy is almost done with her section, and it's almost ready to travel again. We'll get a picture one of these days!

auburnchick
06-17-2009, 06:05 PM
Wendy just posted the following picture of Lemon Drop.

Doesn't it look citrus-y??

http://images4cf.ravelry.com/uploads/wsnels/10331904/001_medium.JPG

bailchri
06-17-2009, 06:58 PM
Busy Baby Bee arrived today! I will 'bee' getting busy on that one right away! Thanks, Sarah, for the goodies!

bailchri
06-18-2009, 11:57 PM
Regarding the bee stitch for "busy baby bee" - this is my first time knitting in the stitch below and it doesn't seem to be coming out right - it just looks pretty much like garter stitch. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? I've looked at the video on this site and still feel like I'm following directions - help!

stisdale
06-19-2009, 01:13 AM
I posted this on the other thread, but I thought this website was the most helpful http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/12/knitting-into-stitch-below.html . Basically instead of knitting into the loop on the needle, look at the loop right below it, put the needle through that loop, and knit like you normally would, but through this bottom loop. When you pull it onto your right needle, the top loop that you didn't knit will unravel off the bottom one and a "bar" will now sit on top and behind the loop you now have on the right needle, creating a little upside down v. :) OH and by the way, since there are 100 stitches on the needle, it is not an odd number like the pattern requests you to have, you just have to adjust for that too, just you won't be creating a mock rib brioche pattern instead of the bee stitch. :) I hope that helps!!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VuVkrdENFME/SUB8NzZfRNI/AAAAAAAABw8/KIgFj29limk/s400/KstBELOW-1.jpg

auburnchick
06-20-2009, 02:35 PM
Sarah, what brand of yarn did you use for Busy Baby Bee? We're trying to figure out if this is a preemie or worsted weight blanket.

bailchri
06-22-2009, 06:23 PM
Busy Baby Bee is on its way to purlingkitten in Seattle:
0487 8510 5100 0207 8969

Summer Sky is on its way to nannaknits in California:
0487 8510 5100 0207 8976

Enjoy!

krismorales
06-22-2009, 06:29 PM
Lemon Drop arrived on Saturday...it's such a pretty, summery start to the blanket. I'll have to get to the store to pick up some appropriate yarn. I'm looking forward to starting on it. I'll post a picture after it's done.

Kris:knitting:

nannaknits
06-24-2009, 05:36 PM
Summer Sky arrived in today's mail. Thanks for the book of summer recipes.

bailchri
06-24-2009, 11:13 PM
You are welcome! I hope you enjoy it!

purlingkitten
06-25-2009, 11:18 AM
I received Busy Baby Bee yesterday in the mail. Thanks, Bailey for the handy gift. It's already in use.

It is a very pretty blanket. The Bee Stitch makes an interesting pattern and one I'll use again.

nannaknits
06-25-2009, 04:26 PM
Summer Sky will be ready to mail out tomorrow. Where do I send it next? Thanks, Nanna

pinnut3200
06-27-2009, 01:54 PM
Want to see what our fearless leader does when she is not knitting?

Check out Auburnchick's blog (http://auburnchick.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/auburnchick-repairs-the-oven/)

Wow, I'm impressed! :yay: :thumbsup:

auntcrafty
06-27-2009, 02:24 PM
Want to see what our fearless leader does when she is not knitting?

Check out Auburnchick's blog (http://auburnchick.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/auburnchick-repairs-the-oven/)

Wow, I'm impressed! :yay: :thumbsup:

:cheering: :woohoo:

Great job, Nathalie!

Dimpledapple
06-27-2009, 02:50 PM
Not that I've secretly lurked before or anything ;) but I hear she has wonderful posts and always includes great pictures! You're quite the inspiration Mrs. Auburnchick!

auburnchick
06-28-2009, 12:12 AM
Oh, you guys!!!

:aww:

Desperate times call for desperate measures, eh?

Thanks, Nancy, for letting the cat out of the bag. If y'all need someone to walk you through fixing a doorbell or an oven, I'm your gal.

:teehee:

gmmarton
06-28-2009, 08:32 AM
Hey Chick,

I have two major projects in mind: one is the Master Bath and the other is the kitchen.

Interested? It is probably a little cooler (and damper) in southern CT right now than Florida...

Is there a road trip in your future?
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

pinnut3200
06-28-2009, 11:51 AM
Thanks, Nancy, for letting the cat out of the bag. If y'all need someone to walk you through fixing a doorbell or an oven, I'm your gal.

Hey, I didn't let the cat out of the bag. You did that by posting your tutorial on "How to fix an oven." :wink:

I have some projects that you could work on, too, like bathroom tile repair, caulking around the tub, bathroom sink stopper repair, etc. What do you say? Do I see a "working vacation" to Wyoming in your future? :teehee:

auburnchick
06-28-2009, 01:13 PM
Yeah, I know I blogged, but I figured that my two or three faithful readers were the only people who would see it! :teehee:

As far as tile and sheetrock...I've never done either one of those kinds of projects. I have caulked though. In fact, I really need to do it again, but it's a messy job!

Tell you what...you pay my travel expenses, and I'll gladly fly up and help you. :thumbsup:

nannaknits
06-28-2009, 02:07 PM
Summer Sky is in the mail. I just kept forgetting to post the conf.#.
0306 3030 0002 2675 4346

Shandeh
06-30-2009, 03:44 AM
You da woman, Nathalie! Way to be a HANDYWOMAN!
http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/d1.gif http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/d10.gif http://www.smilieland.com/graphics3/schr12.gif

pinnut3200
06-30-2009, 07:10 PM
Lily of the Valley is finished. This preemie blanket and its pattern turned a lot of heads when I knitted on it in public. Frequently, people asked if they could look closer at the blanket and have a copy of the pattern.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2582/3676887754_0241616814.jpg

auburnchick
06-30-2009, 09:15 PM
Soooooooo pretty!!! :inlove:

bailchri
07-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Soooo, where can one find a pattern for it? It's beautiful!

pinnut3200
07-03-2009, 10:06 AM
Soooo, where can one find a pattern for it? It's beautiful!

Thanks Bailey

You can find the pattern here (http://wyomingbreezes.blogspot.com/2009/06/lily-of-valley.html)

krismorales
07-03-2009, 10:17 AM
Beautiful work...I love it

pinnut3200
07-03-2009, 11:50 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2469/3684021427_a70f80ef8c.jpg

I present Eagle's Flight, finished just in time for an Independence Day tribute.

gmmarton
07-03-2009, 01:00 PM
Pinnut3200, your work is outstanding...and truly inspirational. I love looking at it!

auntcrafty
07-03-2009, 02:09 PM
:yay:

You're so quick! :knitting:

:heart: the blankets!

auburnchick
07-03-2009, 04:42 PM
Ahhh...sooooooo pretty!!! Another beautiful creation that will be a blessing to the lucky recipient!

pinnut3200
07-11-2009, 09:14 AM
In order to clear a spot in my craft room, I am gradually working my way through my acrylic stash.

Berry Parfait was finished yesterday. You can read more about it on my blog (http://wyomingbreezes.blogspot.com/).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2575/3708709302_e684ac6238.jpg

auntcrafty
07-11-2009, 03:19 PM
Beautiful Nancy! Perfect name for the blanket!

purlingkitten
07-13-2009, 12:30 PM
I received Lemon Drop from Kris and have been working on it over the weekend. Thanks, Kris, for the gift.

stisdale
07-15-2009, 01:13 AM
I miss the pictures. :( Anybody got some recent pictures of Summer Sky, Busy Baby Bee, or Lemon Drop??

auburnchick
07-15-2009, 09:04 AM
Hi there! Take a look at our blog (http://westcoastoddballknitters.blogspot.com/) for the most recent pictures. :thumbsup:

auburnchick
07-15-2009, 09:06 AM
Ladies, I am in need of a pinch-knitter for Busy Baby Bee.

Anyone game?

krismorales
07-15-2009, 12:56 PM
I know Busy Bee is based on a stitch pattern...if someone can post a link to directions on how to do it, I'm happy to pinch hit (as long as it is not a particularly hard stitch) I think I remember seeing some info on it in this thread, but I'm too lazy :oops: to go back page by page and look for it.

Kris

bailchri
07-15-2009, 05:13 PM
Kris - there is an instruction sheet with the blanket!

bailchri
07-15-2009, 05:20 PM
I took a photo of Busy Baby Bee after my section - here's a pic that might satisfy your needs for photos! I agree, we need to see more!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2637/3724162311_9977977b6d.jpg

I wasn't too impressed with the selection of colors that met the criteria for this blanket that either of our craft stores had (mine is the top - a little too orange-y for my tastes, but oh well). We're getting a hobby lobby here soon, do they have yarn (I'm hoping)? Hopefully then I'll have more to choose from!