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Shandeh
07-19-2008, 09:36 PM
Hello friendly charity knitters and crocheters! :waving:

We work together to make Oddball Baby Blankets for charity. Our blankets will be made according to the requests of local hospital(s), so keep watching this thread to see our guidelines.

Midwest Great Plains Baby Blankets are led by kellyh57 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/member.php?u=11732)

The Great Plains region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

If you would like to volunteer to help make baby blankets, please send a private message to kellyh57, and she will help you get started!

Our project will begin in August, so let's start our plans!

kellyh57
07-20-2008, 03:22 PM
Hi! It's me! I'm so excited to get started with this. Like Sandy said, let me know if you'd like to be included. I think we have all the names from the other thread, but it wouldn't hurt to send another PM if you want to be sure you're up to date on the new format!

Kelly

stagebear
07-21-2008, 10:16 AM
I would love to do a regular sized blanket or two while I'm heading up the Midwest Preemie Blankets.

Shandeh
07-31-2008, 09:13 PM
I'll be sending yarn and needles your way soon, Kelly! :muah:

Shandeh
08-01-2008, 11:31 AM
Have fun making blankets, Great Plains Region!
Be good to your new leader. :muah:

stagebear
08-05-2008, 12:27 PM
Any thoughts on themes? Before I came up with the idea to use children's book/nursery rhymes for the preemie blankets, here was a list I had:

Amber Waves of Grain/Golden Fields (amber, blue, green)
Sunrise/Sunset
Snowy Winter
4 Seasons
Badlands
Fireworks
Prairie Flowers

kellyh57
08-19-2008, 10:19 PM
Man has the last month just FLOWN by or what? My son started school today so things are settling down. I'm going to cast on to the tulip blanket I talked about on the other Midwest thread. I'll pick out a tulip pattern and we can all stick to tulip colors. You can either follow the same tulips or I'll toss in some ideas on other patterns. Tulips come in just about every color, so I don't think it'll be hard to stick to those colors! If we can, I'd love to get someone to add a green border when we're done!

Any takers on the blanket or border?

Kelly

Shandeh
08-20-2008, 12:12 AM
Go Great Plains! :cheering:

kellyh57
08-21-2008, 11:01 AM
Okay, scratch that. I can't find an easy, non-holey tulip pattern that I like that will work! I'm going for Neon Lights now! I have some bright orange that I'll start with. Any takers on this one? Use any bright color, any pattern, any yarn!

Kelly

Shandeh
08-21-2008, 09:18 PM
Oooo....I LOVE Neon! We've had two good Neon colored blankets before. :heart:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2170/2416596940_8bfbf15069_m.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2681690422_3035f3fc3f_m.jpg

kellyh57
08-26-2008, 09:30 AM
I've got my3boys and farmgirl so far. Any more takers?

Kelly

Shandeh
08-26-2008, 08:50 PM
Kelly, I think you should go ahead and get it started, and mail it to the next knitter. After you post a few photos, I bet some of your knitters will come out of the woodwork! :hug:

Come on, Great Plains knitters! :thumbsup:

kellyh57
08-26-2008, 11:17 PM
Yep. I'm finishing up a preemie blankie and I'll get it going as soon as that's done! I figure the worst that can happen is I'll end up finishing it all myself!

Kelly

farmgirl
08-27-2008, 08:11 AM
I can do more than one part if you need me to! We don't want any cold babies!:grphug:

Shandeh
08-30-2008, 02:01 PM
I can start a couple blankets for you if you need. Even though I'm not in your region, I can still help out. Since I have supplies here already, it will be easy to do.

I haven't mailed your package of yarn and needles yet, Kelly, because my funds ran out! :pout: But, I should be able to send it this week. :thumbsup:

kellyh57
08-31-2008, 02:44 PM
No problem! I've got so much yarn left over from the last go-round that yarn is the least most needed thing in my house! My husband and I were JUST discussing my yarn stash vs. his computer junk stash. ;)

Neon Lights is a few inches in. Should be heading out the door this week to my3boys :cheering:

Kelly

farmgirl
08-31-2008, 11:13 PM
:happydance:

Great news!!!!

kellyh57
09-18-2008, 06:09 PM
I finally got Neon Lights sent off to my3boys. I used bright orange (Simply Soft Brites Mango) and a triangle pattern. Here's a picture!

Kelly

Shandeh
09-19-2008, 01:03 AM
Nice!

my3boys
09-22-2008, 11:40 AM
I received Neon Lights today. I will get started on it and let you know when I am ready to send it on. I can do more than one part if it is needed.

weezie
09-22-2008, 06:53 PM
Kelly, I sent you a PM... I'd like to join in your Midwest Great Plains oddball blanket group, just need to know what to do! :knitting:

Thanks,
Weezie

kellyh57
09-25-2008, 01:21 PM
I received Neon Lights today. I will get started on it and let you know when I am ready to send it on. I can do more than one part if it is needed.

One part will be fine. We'll get it finished! I have a new group starting up that I can bring it to if need be, but I'm not too worried yet!


Kelly, I sent you a PM... I'd like to join in your Midwest Great Plains oddball blanket group, just need to know what to do! :knitting:

I've got you in! Let me know and I can get you on the list for the current blanket- Neon Lights. Otherwise, I'm sure we'll get another one going soon too.

Kelly

weezie
09-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Thanks Kelly, I PM'd you with my name/address, etc.... let me know if you need anything else.

I'm excited to be part of this group and look forward to helping out. Living way out in the boonies, I do a lot of knitting alone, so this forum will be great for me as I don't get a chance to get together with other knitters very often.

Thanks and happy knitting to all!
Sandi

Shandeh
09-26-2008, 09:12 AM
Go Great Plains! :woohoo:

farmgirl
11-09-2008, 10:06 AM
I received the Neon blanket this past week and I got about 1&1/2 inches done last night. I should have it ready to mail this week!

lissaplus2
11-11-2008, 05:08 PM
Am I on this list??? Just wondering.

Shandeh
11-13-2008, 08:16 AM
I'll let Kelly know that you're waiting for a response. :)

kellyh57
11-13-2008, 02:01 PM
Am I on this list??? Just wondering.

I can add you to Neon Lights. Would you like to work on it? I have one knitter between you and farmgirl.

Kelly

Shandeh
12-27-2008, 09:17 PM
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Great Plains region has had an uphill journey so far, but I'm sure we'll get the ball rolling soon!

Thank you for handling the region, kellyh57! :muah:
:cheering: :woohoo: :cheering:

Shandeh
01-10-2009, 07:06 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/waving/1.gif IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! http://bestsmileys.com/waving/1.gif

Just wanted to let everyone know that traceleighj (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/member.php?u=15341) has stepped up to manage the entire Midwest Region now (including Great Lakes and Great Plains).

So, everyone offer your encouragement and salutations to Tracie, our Midwest Region Oddball Leader. :cheering:

Also, be sure to express your thanks to kellyh57 for all her work for the Great Plains this year! :heart: :muah: :heart:

Tracie will be handling all Oddball Baby Blankets for the following states:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Thank you, traceleighj!
:heart: :muah: :heart:

I'll be starting a NEW discussion thread for the Midwest Region tonight, and will close the discussion on the other threads.

This way, Tracie can start with a clean slate. :thumbsup:

traceleighj
01-10-2009, 09:17 PM
Thanks Shandeh!
I have a list of some of the knitters, but if you are unsure, PM me and I would love to make sure you are there and if not, add you to the list!
Once I can get all of the information organized, I will be adding new blankets for us to get groovin' in 2009! Hop over to our new thread- and also the blog (see link in my signature) has been updated to include the whole region!