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Shandeh
01-10-2009, 07:15 PM
Hello friendly charity knitters and crocheters!

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

purlingkitten (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/member.php?u=28631) will be the leader for the West Coast / Central Region Oddball Baby Blankets.
(The Midwest Region has now merged with the West Coast)

The West Coast / Central Region includes: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

If you would like to volunteer to help make our blankets, please send purlingkitten (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/member.php?u=28631) a private message, and she'll help you get started!

Mulderknitter
01-10-2009, 07:18 PM
:waving:
I am already on the preemies and babies for the midwest, so if we put them all together into one can someone explain how the new group will work?? Will we still have the 3 seperate groups, or just one to manage?
Congrats and good wishes to Tracie for taking all of this on!:muah:

Shandeh
01-10-2009, 07:24 PM
Just one group now. All the knitters for the Midwest blankets(preemie and regular) will be handled by traceleighj.
:thumbsup:

traceleighj
01-10-2009, 08:20 PM
Thanks so much!
I will start the next post as a list of all of the blankets and knitters so there is only one post to manage. It will also be on this first page then.
I have a list of knitters from the Preemies and Great Plains but please send me a PM if you are unsure if I have you on the list, or are a new knitter who would like to join us- we love to add newbies!
My plan is to list some new blankets early this week so we can all get groovin' for 2009. Also, please let me know if you have any blanket ideas!

traceleighj
01-10-2009, 08:21 PM
Blanket Log: (all blankets are Baby blankets unless otherwise noted)

Our Blog will stay the same, but the name has changed!
http://greatlakesoddball.blogspot.com/

ETA 10-6-2010 updated

Pumpkin Patch- needs 2 knitters
Cheryl1973- Casting On
Pinnut
Glowyone
Cricket22
1
2

Candy Corn- needs 2 knitters
Sandycrochet
Glowyone
Baronreads
Pinnut
1
2

traceleighj
01-10-2009, 09:26 PM
Looks like we still need 2 knitters for preemie blankets. There is an open spot on Ocean Waves and Happy Princess....let me know if you want to join them!

ETA 1/11/09- Cheryl1973 from Rav joined Ocean Waves. Only Happy Princess left. Any takers? Becjo took it!

weezie
01-12-2009, 12:00 PM
Hi Tracie,

I see you have me down as "working on" the Neon Lights blanket... I got a message quite a while ago that I was next on the list, but that was it, no mention of when I was supposed to receive it, so didn't know when I should be getting it and haven't been watching for it... and I haven't received it yet... Should we be tracing it or something?

ETA: I looked back in my old messages and I had replied that I could take the blanket on Dec 17, so it has been a few weeks.

traceleighj
01-12-2009, 02:07 PM
Hi Tracie, I see you have me down as "working on" the Neon Lights blanket...and I haven't received it yet... Should we be tracing it or something?.

Thanks Weezie- I am looking into it

traceleighj
01-12-2009, 02:32 PM
Okay gang! As promised, three new blankets to add:
Cupid
Leprechaun
Spring Fling

Let me know if you are interested!

momwolf
01-14-2009, 08:34 AM
I got Candy Shop yesterday,thanks Sandy :hug:

traceleighj
01-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Thanks Momwolf! I will check with the next knitter now......

traceleighj
01-14-2009, 02:39 PM
Hi Gang!
I just wanted to remind everyone to please get a delivery confirmation on the blankets when you mail them. This way if we loose one, we may be able to get it back.
Also, if you could please, when sending and receiving a blanket, post or send me a PM that you have sent/received it so that I can keep track.
As always, life happens and that's okay I totally get it. But, if you have a blanket for a bit longer, please just let me know. No biggie!

traceleighj
01-15-2009, 11:54 AM
Sunny Daze has been received by thesawat from RAV.

momwolf
01-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Tracie
I'm done did you get the address for the next knitter:teehee:

traceleighj
01-16-2009, 10:05 AM
Momwolf- I got your PM and responded. Also included the info on the next knitter...:cool:

Mulderknitter
01-16-2009, 02:06 PM
I should be done with Orange Dream by Monday, can you PM the next knitter please?
:muah:

traceleighj
01-16-2009, 11:17 PM
I should be done with Orange Dream by Monday, can you PM the next knitter please?
:muah:

I'm checking...I'll get back to you shortly!

farmgirl
01-17-2009, 11:31 AM
I received Sweet Dreams this week and I have today off to work on it!:cheering: It is so beautiful! Everyone has done such a nice job!

Mulderknitter
01-17-2009, 03:41 PM
Orange fluff went out today to Momwolf!:muah:

traceleighj
01-18-2009, 05:03 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that I received a blanket made by Cheryl1973 and Applemac's (from Rav) knitting group to donate with our blankets. A big thanks to the Knit and Chat group for their contribution! :muah:

farmgirl
01-18-2009, 09:23 PM
I would be happy to do a section on Leprechaun and Spring Fling.:grphug:

traceleighj
01-18-2009, 09:36 PM
I would be happy to do a section on Leprechaun and Spring Fling.:grphug:

:thumbsup: You got it! Thanks!

traceleighj
01-19-2009, 08:49 PM
Cupid was delivered to thesawat from Rav this evening. Time to go cast on Leprachaun....:blooby:

momwolf
01-21-2009, 07:09 AM
I got Orange Fluff yesterday:yay: .I mailed out Candy shop yesterday also.

traceleighj
01-21-2009, 08:50 AM
Great! Thanks for the update Momwolf. Looks like we are moving along. Still a couple of blankets I have not yet heard about.....

Leprachaun should be ready this weekend to mail out....Weezie, are you ready?

weezie
01-21-2009, 10:57 AM
You betcha Tracie... send it on!

I still haven't seen Neon Lights, but with the post office being closed Monday, it could be delayed a bit. No problem if they come around the same time, I can do it! I'll definitely post here and PM you when either arrive. Thanks!

traceleighj
01-22-2009, 09:10 AM
You betcha Tracie... send it on! I still haven't seen Neon Lights,

I finished it last night and will get it to the Post Office tomorrow. I am not sure if Neon Lights has been sent yet....

traceleighj
01-22-2009, 09:36 AM
Sunny Daze has been delivered to Packerbelle from Rav. Cupid is ready to move and I am checking with the next knitter.

weezie
01-22-2009, 11:39 AM
Just wanted to say that it looks like you're doing a great job assigning and tracking these oddball blankets Tracie!! :woohoo:

Do you feel like an air-traffic controller? :roflhard:

momwolf
01-22-2009, 01:12 PM
Good one weezie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

traceleighj
01-22-2009, 06:23 PM
Just wanted to say that it looks like you're doing a great job assigning and tracking these oddball blankets Tracie!! :woohoo:

Do you feel like an air-traffic controller? :roflhard:

Thanks Weezie.
Air traffic controller- good one!!! :roflhard: I guess I just have a good outlet for my need to organize. Yes, I am OCD and anal retentive so it is a good way to spend my time....at least DH likes it because I have let up on him some. :teehee:

traceleighj
01-23-2009, 08:07 PM
Lots of updates!
Weezie- Leprachaun was mailed to you today Tracking number 0308 1400 0001 6011 2737. should be there probably Monday but Tuesday latest.
Applemac from Rav has received Winter Wonderland today! :woohoo: Blankets on the move! Yippee!

We have two new knitters....pberkson from Rav and Cricket22 here on KH. A big welcome to you both!!!! :woot:

Shandeh
01-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Go Midwest GO! :woohoo:

Mulderknitter
01-23-2009, 10:59 PM
Glad to see those blankets on the move!:woohoo:
Have we recovered the Lost in action blankets yet? :shrug:

farmgirl
01-23-2009, 11:11 PM
I have Candy Shop & NeonLights will be on its way out tomorrow!!!!:cheering:

weezie
01-24-2009, 01:02 AM
Great! I get Leprechan and Neon Lights right away to start off in this Midwest project... I can't wait! I'm so happy to be a part of this group!

I'll let you all know when each arrives!

traceleighj
01-25-2009, 01:42 PM
Glad to see those blankets on the move!:woohoo:
Have we recovered the Lost in action blankets yet? :shrug:
Yes, it is good they are on the move. I have not heard about Rainbow Brite of Not Easy Being Green. Any one have them?

ETA- I am also unaware of the location of Preemie blankets: Ocean Waves and Happy Princess.

Shandeh
01-25-2009, 09:20 PM
I am also unaware of the location of Preemie blankets: Ocean Waves and Happy Princess.
The Ocean Waves blanket was last with monzogary, and ferretlove (from Ravelry) was ready to receive it. That was the last I heard.

The Happy Princess blanket was going to be started by Cynamar, but I haven't heard an update.

weezie
01-26-2009, 09:22 PM
Leprechaun received today... now I gotta find some compatible yarn in my stash!

Tracie, I didn't see (or maybe missed) if Leprechaun is supposed to be done in only greens or if there were preferred colors?... I had the perfect Caron Simply Soft green to use when I signed up for Leprechaun, and wouldn't you know... it's too close to the green you started with! Can I add white or a very dark green or black? I'm thinking in leprechaun (green types of colors), but don't want to get off track with something as light as white or dark as black if that wasn't your intention, know what I mean? I'm sure I'll have another green in Simply Soft, just wanted to check with you just in case I don't... I won't get to town until at least this weekend, maybe even next week sometime depending on weather.

BTW, thanks for the little goodies in the box!

traceleighj
01-26-2009, 10:36 PM
Weezie-

I am glad you got it. You are welcome for the goodies. As for the colors, use your imagination! You can use something that you think is best......

farmgirl
01-27-2009, 02:26 PM
I sent out Sweet Dreams & Candy Shop today:cheering:

traceleighj
01-27-2009, 02:39 PM
I sent out Sweet Dreams & Candy Shop today:cheering:

Thanks for the heads up!!!! Now I have 2 packages coming. :woohoo: It's going to be a good week! I placed an order from the Loopy Ewe for a new Namaste knitting bag and some Lorna's Laces yarn. Gotta love Christmas money!! and it didn't take me a year to spend it this time!

cricket22
01-29-2009, 04:16 PM
If you still need someone for Leprechaun sign me up! Can't wait to get started , Katy

traceleighj
01-29-2009, 09:08 PM
If you still need someone for Leprechaun sign me up! Can't wait to get started , Katy

Sounds good! I have rearranged the order a bit....

Also, I received Sweet Dreams today. Thank you so much Farmgirl...the soap smells divine and the cutting medallion is going to come in handy!

Sweet Dreams looks so pretty- Mulder, Momwolf and farmgirl- what yarns did you use? They are so pretty!!!! I may need to get some for myself....

weezie
01-29-2009, 11:02 PM
Hi everyone! Update on two of our blankets:

I got Leprechaun done and am ready to send it on!

I also got Neon Lights today and already started on it!

So Tracie, if you want to PM the names and addresses of the next knitters on these two blankets, I'll have them done and can get them ready over the weekend and mail them out Monday.

This is fun! I love the two I've gotten to work on, great colors and stitch combinations... what a creative bunch we are!

Mulderknitter
01-30-2009, 02:29 PM
I got Candy shop today!
Thanks farmgirl for the cute present!

traceleighj
01-30-2009, 03:50 PM
So Tracie, if you want to PM the names and addresses of the next knitters on these two blankets, I'll have them done and can get them ready over the weekend and mail them out Monday.
I will check and get back to you with the info Weezie.

I also received a completed Peppy Pastels today. I will crochet the border and we are finished with another one. I also have Sunny Daze in my hands....checking on the next knitter. Winter Wonderland is also ready to move on to schrochet from Rav for the last section and border. It's all coming along!

Thank you everyone for your hard work!!!

traceleighj
01-31-2009, 01:56 PM
I finished Purple People Eater last night. Today I am going to finish up Peppy Pastels. Once they are done I will post pictures. With these two finished, our blanket count is at 5!!!!!! And there are more moving- I will be able to make a trip to donate really soon!

Mulderknitter
02-01-2009, 05:34 PM
:waving: Candy shop is ready for the next knitter!

traceleighj
02-01-2009, 06:19 PM
:waving: Candy shop is ready for the next knitter!

Great! I will check on the next knitter and get back to you!

Mulderknitter
02-02-2009, 06:11 PM
Candy shop went out to the next knitter today!:yay:

traceleighj
02-03-2009, 09:08 AM
Hi Everybody! I am in need of a knitter for Sunny Daze. Any takers?

momwolf
02-03-2009, 09:25 AM
You can add me:yay:

traceleighj
02-03-2009, 09:40 AM
Thanks Momwolf. Are you ready for it? I have it and will mail it out to you.

weezie
02-03-2009, 12:54 PM
Neon Lights is on its way to Tracie.... and Leprechaun is on its way to Cricket22!

I sent them off this morning. We have a rural mail carrier, so she'll post them when she gets back to the PO and will give me the receipts and delivery confirmation numbers tomorrow when she comes back.

Just wanted to let you know that you should probably have them by the end of the week... They are pretty... I'm sure you'll enjoy working on them! :knitting:

traceleighj
02-03-2009, 02:23 PM
I have 2 open spots on Berry Bliss......let me know if you are interested!

farmgirl
02-03-2009, 07:05 PM
:hug: I would love to do Berry Bliss! :cheering:

traceleighj
02-04-2009, 08:52 AM
:hug: I would love to do Berry Bliss! :cheering:

:thumbsup: Gotcha!

1 open spot on Berry Bliss......

yarncharmer
02-04-2009, 04:07 PM
Tracie,
If you're still looking for someone for Berry Bliss you can add me!

kellyh57
02-04-2009, 07:02 PM
I got Candy Shop today!!! I just finished a pair of socks this morning and was trying to figure out what to start next. Talk about perfect timing! Thanks for the yummy candle too. Did you know I'm a smelly person? (No, I don't think I stink, but I love candles and smelly things!)

Kelly

traceleighj
02-04-2009, 09:17 PM
Tracie,
If you're still looking for someone for Berry Bliss you can add me!

Gotcha on there yarncharmer...Just PM me your info....see the PM from yesterday with what I need...

yarncharmer
02-04-2009, 10:41 PM
Awesome, Tracie! I just pm'd you my info.

traceleighj
02-05-2009, 02:13 PM
Awesome, Tracie! I just pm'd you my info.
Thanks so much and Welcome to our new knitter :balloons:

momwolf
02-05-2009, 05:27 PM
Tracie-
Orange Fluff is on it's way to Farmgirl :yay:

farmgirl
02-05-2009, 10:14 PM
Hoo-ray!!!!:woohoo: I can't wait!!!

traceleighj
02-06-2009, 08:40 AM
I received Neon Lights yesterday. Weezie- thanks for the treats. How did you know I NEEDED a bookmark? I can never find one when I need it!

traceleighj
02-06-2009, 08:42 AM
I will be sending out Sunny Daze to Momwolf and Sweet Dreams to pberkson (Rav) tomorrow- sorry for the delay ladies!

cricket22
02-06-2009, 09:57 AM
Leprechaun arrived yesterday. Have the day off so today so that was great timing. Thanks for the nice gifts Weezie. I love hand made items!

weezie
02-06-2009, 11:51 AM
Tracie and Katy, you are both very welcome... I hope you enjoy working on the blankets as much as I did!

traceleighj
02-07-2009, 10:23 AM
New Blanket is posted- Fruit Loops- there are 4 spots open. Any taker?

farmgirl
02-07-2009, 11:02 AM
I would love to help on Fruit Loops!

cricket22
02-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Fruit Loops! sounds like fun sign me up.

farmgirl
02-07-2009, 02:51 PM
I got Orange Fluff today!!!:cheering: Thank you for the pattern. It is so cute! My youngest daughter collects bears & she would love to have a hand-knit one!!:thumbsup:

momwolf
02-07-2009, 04:07 PM
Lori you are welcome :teehee:

kellyh57
02-08-2009, 08:19 PM
Candy shop is finished. I'll try to get pictures posted tomorrow! I'm looking into charities here, but I can't find anything local that wants blankets this small. Does anyone have anything that they can donate to? I can mail it to you or the charity. This one is under 24" which is what the charities I've found want. I guess someone could add a border too to make it bigger, but I'm not really good with that.

I was thinking of starting up a new blanket on the yarn too if I could. I have plenty of baby yarn. I'll probably go a little wider though. I have some blue/green/white stuff that I finished the other one up with. I'm guessing it'll be a boy one, but I don't have any ideas on names or anything else. Any ideas/knitters?

Kelly

Mulderknitter
02-08-2009, 09:35 PM
Maybe if it's those colors "april showers?"

traceleighj
02-08-2009, 10:08 PM
April Showers would be a good name. I can add it to the list of Preemie Blankets- any takers? Thanks Kellyh57 that is great! I can do borders and there are a couple from Rav who can do them as well if you want to add one to it. I can donate the blankets with the group of them if you like, we almost have enough to make our first donation. Let me know what you think!

Sunny Daze was shipped out yesterday to Momwolf 0308 1400 0002 0545 1234 and Spring Fling was shipped to Pberkson from Rav 0308 1400 0002 0545 1258.

Farmgirl and Cricket22- thanks I've got you on Fruit Loops!

kellyh57
02-09-2009, 10:34 AM
I knew I could count on you guys! April Showers is perfect! I'll get started on it! Do you want to do the border or find someone else for it, Tracie?

Kelly

traceleighj
02-09-2009, 02:02 PM
I knew I could count on you guys! April Showers is perfect! I'll get started on it! Do you want to do the border or find someone else for it, Tracie?

Kelly
I can do the border. I will post the blanket on Rav too- we have some new knitters there who will probably love to knit on it too!

cricket22
02-09-2009, 02:31 PM
Leprechaun is on its way! The D-Con # is 420 45014 9101 7850 9140 1913 8946 53. Can't wait for the next one.

momwolf
02-10-2009, 08:48 PM
I got Sunny Daze today:yay:

momwolf
02-12-2009, 01:06 AM
Tracie Sunny Daze is ready for the next knitter:yay:
Could you get the address for me please:hug:

traceleighj
02-12-2009, 08:54 AM
Tracie Sunny Daze is ready for the next knitter:yay:
Could you get the address for me please:hug:

Thanks so much! I am checking and will get back to you!

momwolf
02-13-2009, 10:30 AM
Here is a pic of Sunny Daze.I'm off to the post office:yay:

traceleighj
02-13-2009, 11:27 PM
Thanks Momwolf! The blanket is looking good! I will have some pictures to post this weekend!

traceleighj
02-14-2009, 12:57 PM
We have blankets on the move today!

I mailed Neon Lights to Kellyh57 and Applemac on Rav mailed out Berry Bliss to Yarncharmer.:woohoo:

traceleighj
02-16-2009, 05:13 PM
Sorry for the delay, I have been sick this weekend. I finally feel good enough to sit at the computer for more than 5 minutes at a time.
So, without further ado as promised, here are some pictures:
Neon Lights- sent off to Kellyh57
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/3284952799_3b7276ac0b_m.jpg
Peppy Pastels knit by Cheryl1973, Applemac, Jlewismuth, Becjo, Thesawat and Babsnelson
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/3284953281_8c123a8df3_m.jpg

Purple People Eater knit by: Mulderknitter, Thesawat, Crystal1615, Applemac, Cheryl1973 and Momwolf
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3284952363_17b25eb859_m.jpg

Thanks everyone for all of your hard work! We have about 6 completed blankets and more that are almost done. They are so close in fact, I am holding of a donation trip until they get to me, which shouldn't be long!

We still have some open spots 1 on Fruit Loops and 3 on the preemie blanket April Showers. If anyone is interested, let me know!

Mulderknitter
02-16-2009, 05:49 PM
You can put me on April Showers if I'm not already:blooby:

traceleighj
02-16-2009, 07:28 PM
You can put me on April Showers if I'm not already:blooby:

Thanks Mulder!:muah:

farmgirl
02-16-2009, 11:42 PM
I think I am already on Fruit Loops (if not, please add me) and I would like to do April Showers, too! :knitting:

traceleighj
02-17-2009, 09:37 AM
I think I am already on Fruit Loops (if not, please add me) and I would like to do April Showers, too! :knitting:

Yes, you were on Fruit Loops but I added you to April Showers.
So, one spot still open on Fruit Loops.

yarncharmer
02-17-2009, 04:06 PM
Berry Bliss arrived today! I love the colors!!

Shandeh
02-17-2009, 07:23 PM
I hope you get better soon, Tracie! :muah:

traceleighj
02-17-2009, 08:26 PM
Thanks Sandy! Me too! Another Dr. appt tomorrow....I feel a ton better (even though I had to go to work today).

farmgirl
02-19-2009, 05:56 PM
Orange Fluff is on its way to you, Tracie! Hope you are feeling better soon!

traceleighj
02-19-2009, 11:04 PM
Thanks so much Lori! I am feeling like a different person!!!! Thank goodness for drugs! Steroids and antibiotics! :woohoo:

traceleighj
02-19-2009, 11:09 PM
We have a new knitter! :woot: Please welcome Septfest to our family! She is going to take spots on Fruit Loops and April Showers.

ETA- April Showers if full and she will join our next preemie blanket to post soon!

traceleighj
02-20-2009, 02:42 PM
Leprachaun is being mailed to Farmgirl today.:woot:

monzogary
02-20-2009, 08:15 PM
Hello All,
Sorry I have held things up. There have just been a lot of things going on here that took my attention away from my normal routine, unfortunately including the Oddball blankets. I apologize profusely to everyone.
On to the good news - I mailed a package to Tracie today that contained Rainbow Bright completed including a crocheted border, Its Not Easy Being Green, Ocean Waves, and a blanket that I crocheted specifically for our project. Here are some pics:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/3296150350_01f2fcb255.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3477/3295330993_697e53d187.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3295339229_6401b7aaf2.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3611/3296156274_cef78f018e.jpg?v=0

If anyone wants to see any close up pics of these, they are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22891017@N00/

Mulderknitter
02-20-2009, 10:04 PM
Everything is gorgeous Monzogary! Thank you so much for posting the pics! I sure do hope that all is well with you!:muah: Much love to you!

traceleighj
02-21-2009, 09:05 PM
Orange Fluff is on its way to you, Tracie!
I got Orange Fluff today and it is SO ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! I will get pictures up this weekend for all to bask in the beauty. Thanks Farmgirl for the beautiful border!! And the yarn for me, can't wait to use it! I had not seen the baby jacquards yet- maybe because I haven't been to a yarn store in weeks!!!
Monzogary- Thanks for the pictures and all of the hard work! I will let you know when I receive the blanket.
I received cottonball on Thursday too, now just need to finish up a border.
Thank you everyone for all of your hard work. Final pictures and totals to follow soon as we have enough blankets to make our first donation! :woohoo: :woot: I am so excited!

yarncharmer
02-22-2009, 12:35 PM
Berry Bliss is ready to send to the next knitter! Tracie, can you send me the address?

traceleighj
02-22-2009, 04:43 PM
Berry Bliss is ready to send to the next knitter! Tracie, can you send me the address?
Let me check with the next knitter and I will get back to you!

traceleighj
02-22-2009, 04:56 PM
Here is a picture of Orange Fluff:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3301492468_2eb5183b55.jpg?v=0

traceleighj
02-22-2009, 05:09 PM
Since we have a few new knitters and some blankets that are thisclosetobeingdone, I am going to post a few new additions.
You are my Sunshine- Preemie
Fun in the Sun
Crayon
Big Top
Please let me know if you are interested!

traceleighj
02-22-2009, 07:43 PM
Becjo has received Cupid and Butterfly Meadow.

yarncharmer
02-22-2009, 07:56 PM
I'd love to be added to You Are My Sunshine and Big Top.

Orange Fluff is so pretty!

farmgirl
02-22-2009, 09:08 PM
Could I please help on You are my Sunshine and Crayon? I would be happy to do the border(s) if you want me to. :happydance:

traceleighj
02-23-2009, 09:11 AM
Yarncharmer-:thumbsup: gotcha. Also, sending you pm for Berry bliss...

Farmgirl- :thumbsup: Thanks! I will take you up on the last section and borders!:notworthy:

You are my sunshine is now full! Thanks everyone!

cricket22
02-23-2009, 09:59 AM
I would be happy to help on Fun in the Sun and Crayon. Thanks for all the pictures the blankets are so lovely!

traceleighj
02-23-2009, 02:07 PM
Cricket22- You got it!

yarncharmer
02-23-2009, 06:20 PM
Berry Bliss is on it's way to Farmgirl with Delivery Confirmation. It should be there Friday or Saturday.

traceleighj
02-23-2009, 10:53 PM
Monzogary- I received your package today. Thanks for the candle. The blanket you made yourself is so cute!! Is that all Microspun? I love the border you did on it.

Kellyh57- I received Candy Shop today. Thanks for the pattern booklet. The blanket is so pretty and I have the perfect yarn for a border!

farmgirl
02-23-2009, 11:34 PM
I received Leprachaun when I got home from work tonight! What a great surprise! Thank you dor the magnets, Nancy. Mine are always getting lost because my grandson likes to play with them!cloud9

farmgirl
02-24-2009, 05:33 PM
Leprachaun is ready to be sent out!:knitting:

traceleighj
02-24-2009, 06:25 PM
Leprachaun is ready to be sent out!:knitting:

You are speedy! I will check and get back to you with the next knitters info.

momwolf
02-26-2009, 07:28 AM
I forgot to post this pic of Sunny Daze so here it is

traceleighj
02-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Thanks for the pic Momwolf! It looks so pretty!

farmgirl
02-27-2009, 11:49 PM
I got Berry Bliss today!!!:cheering: It is so pretty! Thank you, Yarncharmer, for the notepads. They are so cute!!!

yarncharmer
02-28-2009, 09:08 AM
Farmgirl, I'm so glad it got there! I decided to check on usps yesterday, and when I entered the tracking # it said there was no record of the package :shrug: I had a little twinge of fear that since the tracking # wasan't working it wouldn't get there. Glad I don't need to fret over it today :cool:

traceleighj
03-02-2009, 09:54 PM
Hi Gang!
Here is an update as to the status of our project:

Cottonball is finished!:woot: I just need to take a picture....
Sweet Dreams needs a border- I'm going to drop it off at my mom's tomorrow and she will crochet a border for us.
Candy Shop- starting border tonight. I also have
Not easy being green will be passed toBabsnelson from Rav on Thursday
Ocean Waves- checking on the next knitter.
Happy Princess is being cast on by Cynamar
Becjo has finished Butterfly Meadow and will send to me and Cupid is ready to move as well.
There are still the following openings on blankets- LMK if you are interested:
2 spots on Crayon
3 spots on Fun in the Sun
3 spots on Big Top

Mulderknitter
03-03-2009, 09:13 AM
Go ahead and put me on fun in the sun and big top!:knitting:

Ladybug Lady
03-03-2009, 12:30 PM
What are the color schemes or yarn requirements for the 3 open blankies? I'd like to join one or two.

traceleighj
03-03-2009, 03:48 PM
What are the color schemes or yarn requirements for the 3 open blankies? I'd like to join one or two.
Fun in the sun- think beachy
Crayons- bright fun colors- pretty workable as any color will work.
Big Top- think circus bright colors

Ladybug Lady
03-04-2009, 01:19 PM
Sign me up for Crayon. This will be fun!!

traceleighj
03-04-2009, 01:50 PM
Sign me up for Crayon. This will be fun!!
Sounds good!:p

farmgirl
03-04-2009, 11:52 PM
Leprachaun is on its way! Confirmation # 0308 2690 0000 8230 5161. I will get started on Berry Bliss tomorrow!

Tracie, since I am the last knitter on Berry Bliss does that mean I get to do the border?:happydance:

traceleighj
03-05-2009, 11:56 PM
Tracie, since I am the last knitter on Berry Bliss does that mean I get to do the border?:happydance:
Hey there! I have had problems getting on here all day- from work and home. I can only get so far and then nothing happens....is this just me?
Anyway, I sent you a PM Farmgirl but you can do a border if you like...no pressure....but the one you did for Orange fluff was pretty!

septfest
03-08-2009, 07:25 PM
I recived "you are my sunshine" last night.... It looks adorable already! Thank you Cheryl for the gift, and I am going to use one of your patterns.. :)
This is my first project like this and I am very excited.. And kind of nervous to mess anything up.. :)

farmgirl
03-09-2009, 05:02 PM
I mailed out Berry Bliss to Tracie today. Confirmation # 0308 2690 0000 8230 5215. We got another one all done!:grphug:

traceleighj
03-09-2009, 06:34 PM
Hi Gang! Sorry for my absence! I have been having computer problems. I stopped at my mom's and can get on here (not at work or home for me :eyes: very Frustrating) If you can't get a hold of me here- try Rav. If you are not on Rav, send me an email (you can do that thru KH) and I can respond back. I can't tell you how frustrated I am. BUT, my mom finished Sweet Dreams and I finished Candy Shop so we have more finished blankets!
Farmgirl, thanks for the heads up on Berry Bliss, I can't wait to see it!
Checking on a few knitters for a couple of blankets. I will try to update if not here, for sure the Blog!

Shandeh
03-10-2009, 12:19 AM
I'm sorry you're having problems getting into the forum, Tracie.
What a drag! :pout:

septfest
03-12-2009, 12:52 AM
"You are my Sunshine" is ready to be shipped to the next knitter :P

traceleighj
03-13-2009, 07:22 PM
Hello!

I am still having issues but I got many things updated just now. I will be updating a lot this weekend too-along with computer shopping!
Septfest- I just sent you the next knitter info
Farmgirl- I received Berry Bliss- thank you for doing the border~:notworthy:

We still have 2 open spots on Crayon and one on fun in the sun. Any takers?
Hopefully I can talk to y'all tomorrow from the comfort of my own computer!

farmgirl
03-13-2009, 09:45 PM
I would like to help on Fun in the Sun!:cheering:

traceleighj
03-15-2009, 03:59 PM
I would like to help on Fun in the Sun!:cheering:

Gotcha! Baronreads on Rav is on Crayons so one more spot on it.

I will be mailing tomorrow:
Ocean Waves to Mulderknitter
Cupid to Weezie
Fun in the Sun to Spunknit on Rav
Crayons to Applemac on Rav

Yesterday I worked on Blankets all day. We have 9 baby blankets (10 once I weave in ends on Butterfly Meadow) and 3 preemie blankets. I will be sending the Preemie blankets to SHandeh for donation and I will be organizing a donation trip for our baby blankets- once I have the details confirmed, I will let y'all know!
The BEST news? I just bought a new computer so once it is set up, I should be able to get on from home again! Woo Hoo!:woohoo:

momwolf
03-15-2009, 09:04 PM
Tracie,when do I get another blanket:?? I think I'm on 2 more:teehee:

traceleighj
03-16-2009, 08:04 AM
OMG! I got on from work! WOW this is great! I did get a new computer yesterday so hopefully get that up and running tonight so I can be on from home too.

Momwolf- I have you on Ocean Waves after Mulderknitter who is getting it now......do you want on Crayons?

traceleighj
03-16-2009, 08:55 PM
:woohoo: Here I am coming to you on my new computer from the comfyness of my couch! I am so happy and it is so nice to be back connected. My earlier post was a fluke. As soon as it was posted, I was done.

I did make it to the post office today and got the blankets out. You would think that it was Christmas time, the line was so long!

Ladybug Lady
03-17-2009, 07:44 AM
Yay! Congrats on the new puter and being fully connected again!

momwolf
03-17-2009, 07:57 AM
Thanks Tracie and go ahead and put me on Crayon:yay:
Congratulations on new computer:woot::woohoo:

Mulderknitter
03-17-2009, 04:49 PM
I got Ocean Waves today, Thank you for the yarn, so pretty and springy!
:muah:

traceleighj
03-17-2009, 08:25 PM
Momwolf- Great thanks! you are on crayons.
Mulder- so glad it arrived. :p

Shandeh
03-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Congratulations on the new computer! :cheering:

traceleighj
03-18-2009, 07:47 PM
Thanks Shadeh! I am loving this new computer! It is so much faster than my old one too...not to mention I can get on KH!:woot:

Shandeh
03-19-2009, 04:35 PM
Excellent! :cheering:

Shandeh
03-19-2009, 04:36 PM
I will be sending the Preemie blankets to SHandeh for donation
cloud9
I received your three lovely preemie blankets yesterday.

Thank you all for your beautiful knitting! The hospital will just love these. :heart:

traceleighj
03-20-2009, 07:41 AM
Glad they arrived safe Shandeh.

New blanket everyone- Lil Critters- like the kids books. This blanket will be in browns and blues. Farmgirl is casting on- any other knitters want in?

Mulderknitter
03-21-2009, 05:13 PM
I finished with Ocean Waves, could you check with the next knitter?
thanks!:muah:

traceleighj
03-21-2009, 05:46 PM
I finished with Ocean Waves, could you check with the next knitter?
thanks!:muah:

I am checking Mulder and will get back to you shortly!

weezie
03-24-2009, 12:00 AM
Wow Tracie.... thanks for the email about being able to sign back into KH! I was having the same trouble as Tracie was and had my daughter sign in on her computer to let Tracie know and we've been in touch via private email since... So glad I can finally get in now!! I wrote a note to the KH help and maybe they found something that was the glitch because I can get in now... which is all that matters anyway! I've missed reading the forum so much!!

I emailed you too, but just letting the forum know that I received Cupid today, so will get on it soon and get it sent off to you.

I haven't had time to read old posts, but if you need a knitter on a new blanket let me know.

It's so nice to be back... let's hope it doesn't cut me off again!

weezie
03-24-2009, 12:02 AM
You can add me to Lil Critters... we live on a ranch and are in the middle of calving right now... this one would be perfect for me!

traceleighj
03-24-2009, 07:41 AM
Gotcha on Lil Critters Weezie. Glad you were able to get in. Frustrating isn't it? I was so p'o'd when it happened to me. Work I can understand (not that I liked it) but when my home computer didn't work either. Thank God for Ravelry! I sure was jonesing for the forums here tho!

Shandeh
03-25-2009, 08:00 PM
Wow Tracie.... thanks for the email about being able to sign back into KH! I was having the same trouble as Tracie was and had my daughter sign in on her computer to let Tracie know and we've been in touch via private email since... So glad I can finally get in now!!....
I'm sorry you both had trouble getting into the forum. :pout:

Sometimes, it helps to delete all your temporary internet files. After that, try to get into KH again, and it should work. (Sometimes even THAT won't help....but it's a good first try.)

I have issues with KH on my computer sometimes as well....but clearing out my internet cache (as I just explained to you) usually works.

traceleighj
03-25-2009, 09:45 PM
Thanks Shandeh. Funny thing? I bought a new computer so I can now get on here. Magically, now I can get on KH on my old computer as well as my work computer. Thank goodness! I need to get on at work or what else would I do on my lunch break. Oh yeah, work! And that isn't a good thing!

weezie
03-26-2009, 11:04 PM
I agree Shandeh... and thanks! I did all of that, deleted cookies, cleared cache and temporary files, etc., and it didn't work. That's all the KH tech folks could think of too, but no luck... but eventually it just worked again... go figure! Doesn't matter now, I'm back in. If it happens again, I'll just wait it out again... hope that doesn't happen though!!

Mulderknitter
03-27-2009, 06:05 PM
I shipped the name of the blanket that I can't remember off to Momwolf today!

traceleighj
03-27-2009, 07:34 PM
Mulder- I think it was Ocean Waves. Thanks for the update.:p I think your mind is somewhere else....like looking at wool :eyes: and spinning!

farmgirl
03-27-2009, 09:02 PM
I got Fruit Loops today and it is sooooo beautiful!!! The colors are just gorgeous. Tracie please pass on my thanks to Janet for the napkins, they are really cute. I can't wait to go stash diving tomorrow to find yarn for the blanket!:cheering:

Mulderknitter
03-27-2009, 10:04 PM
Mulder- I think it was Ocean Waves. Thanks for the update.:p I think your mind is somewhere else....like looking at wool :eyes: and spinning!
You must have read my blog! My mind is sooooo on wool and spinning! :woot:

traceleighj
03-28-2009, 02:07 PM
You must have read my blog! My mind is sooooo on wool and spinning! :woot:
Yes, I did read your blog! I don't know about spinning....sounds interesting, but I don't know if I can add one more crafty thing! Kudos to you!

Farmgirl- Thanks for letting us know you got the blanket. I will let janet know and relay your thanks!

Shandeh
03-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Yay Midwest! :woohoo:

(And I think it's cool that Mulderknitter is spinning. Neat!)

farmgirl
03-28-2009, 03:46 PM
I got April Showers today and it is gorgeous!:yay: I will have to go stash diving again! I'll get started today. Fruit Loops will have to wait until Monday because I didn't have enough of the yarn I want to use. :knitting:

Mulderknitter
03-28-2009, 07:47 PM
Yes, I did read your blog! I don't know about spinning....sounds interesting, but I don't know if I can add one more crafty thing! Kudos to you!

If you ever want to see if it's a thing for you, you can come over and try out the wheel I have! She doesn't like to travel so much in the car:roflhard:

farmgirl
03-29-2009, 06:20 PM
April Showers is ready for the next knitter!:cheering: Lil Critter will be ready very soon as well. I should be done with it tonight.:knitting:

traceleighj
03-29-2009, 07:15 PM
April Showers is ready for the next knitter!:cheering: Lil Critter will be ready very soon as well. I should be done with it tonight.:knitting:
Thanks! I will get checking to see who's next.

traceleighj
03-29-2009, 09:21 PM
I FINALLY got some pictures off my camera! The blog is updated with a bunch of pictures- go check them out!

weezie
03-30-2009, 11:01 AM
If you ever want to see if it's a thing for you, you can come over and try out the wheel I have! She doesn't like to travel so much in the car:roflhard:

Good for you Mulderknitter... Are you just beginning? I'll have to go check out your blog. You'll love it. I have several different kinds of wheels and a few dozen drop spindles and have been spinning about 17 years or so. It's so relaxing! If I can help you in anyway, please feel free to ask!

What kind of wheel did you get? Hint: When you travel with your wheel in a car, strap it in with the seatbelt. I learned the hard way that they can flop around things can get broken. Drop spindles are great portable toys. Good luck to you!

ETA: I read your blog... You're right about Detta... she's the best! I've never met her personally, but have dealt with her through phone and mail in the past when I was selling my handspun yarn. Wonderful gal! Your spinning looks awesome!

yarncharmer
03-30-2009, 03:12 PM
You Are My Sunshine is here! It's so pretty! Thanks to Spunknit for the little notebook and pen - it's something I can really use.

cricket22
03-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Fun in the Sun arrived today. Looking forward to starting. I have the perfect yarn (I just can't find it). Oh well, I never mind an extra trip to the yarn shop. Thank you Spunknit for the memo pad and groovy little pen. They're great. Katy

Mulderknitter
03-31-2009, 08:22 AM
If I can help you in anyway, please feel free to ask!
What kind of wheel did you get? Hint: When you travel with your wheel in a car, strap it in with the seatbelt. I learned the hard way that they can flop around things can get broken. Drop spindles are great portable toys. Good luck to you!
Thanks Weezie! That's so nice!
I have the Ashford Traditional, so it's a bit bulky to travel with. I never did have any luck with the drop spindle. Just kept spinning it across the room and scaring the cats!:roflhard:

momwolf
03-31-2009, 08:36 AM
I got Ocean Waves yesterday:yay:

weezie
03-31-2009, 11:05 AM
Mulderknitter: Good for you! My first wheel was an Ashford Traditional and it's still my favorite. Keep trying on the drop spindle, it'll come!

Tracie: I sent off Cupid and the beginning of Tootsie Pop today... hopefully the mail carrier will come today anyway. We had another spring blizzard here yesterday and roads were closed, but I don't think they are blocked this morning.

cricket22
03-31-2009, 12:36 PM
Fun in the Sun is ready to be sent to the next knitter.

traceleighj
03-31-2009, 01:51 PM
Fun in the Sun is ready to be sent to the next knitter.
I will check and get back to you...

Hi All! We have a new blanket that was started by Weezie named Tootsie Pop- think sucker colors! We need 5 more knitters. Any takers?

traceleighj
03-31-2009, 02:07 PM
Applemac posted this on Ravelry- thought it was fun, especially since we have a Crayons blanket:

Did you know…
… that today is Coloring Crayola Day? Celebrate the end of
March by enjoying color! Draw a colorful picture, wear
something bright… enjoy the colors!

cricket22
03-31-2009, 05:38 PM
i would be happy to help on tootsie pop. What a cute idea!

traceleighj
03-31-2009, 10:37 PM
i would be happy to help on tootsie pop. What a cute idea!
:thumbsup: Gotcha.

Applemac from Rav is in too...Only 3 more knitters needed.

farmgirl
04-01-2009, 08:15 AM
I would like to help on Tootsie Pop:cheering:

traceleighj
04-01-2009, 06:40 PM
I would like to help on Tootsie Pop:cheering:
Would you like to do the border too?

farmgirl
04-01-2009, 09:48 PM
I would absolutely love to do the border! Thanks, Tracie! :happydance:

traceleighj
04-02-2009, 08:05 AM
I would absolutely love to do the border! Thanks, Tracie! :happydance:
No, Thank you!!!!:notworthy:

Ladybug Lady
04-02-2009, 04:25 PM
What's the status of Crayon? Any idea where I am on the list? I'm trying to decide if I have time to sign up for another charity oddball or not. Thanks!!

traceleighj
04-02-2009, 07:16 PM
What's the status of Crayon? Any idea where I am on the list? I'm trying to decide if I have time to sign up for another charity oddball or not. Thanks!!
I screwed that one up! After a little creative juggling, I have you as spot #5 and it is on it's way to #3 right now.

Ladybug Lady
04-02-2009, 08:30 PM
No problem. I just wanted to know if it was coming soon, or if I had some time. It's all good! :)

cricket22
04-03-2009, 09:14 AM
Fun in the Sun is on it's way. Delivery Confirmation number is 420 45014 9101 7850 9140 1879 8367 96

farmgirl
04-03-2009, 08:50 PM
Blankets on the move!!! April Showers and Lil Critter went out today! Fruit Loops will probably go out on Tuesday!!!!:woohoo:

traceleighj
04-04-2009, 07:51 PM
I received Cupid in the mail today. All it needs is a border. Tootsie Pop was received as well and will be passed along to Momwolf on Monday.

traceleighj
04-06-2009, 01:18 PM
That is really pretty! Thanks for the pictures Momwolf! I will check on the next knitter and get back to you soon!

weezie
04-06-2009, 06:20 PM
I got Lil Critter today! Beautiful yarn you started with farmgirl! I think I have just the right yarn to go on next. Thanks for the little extras too!

momwolf
04-06-2009, 11:07 PM
I finishes Ocean Waves today :yay: I found a pattern That looks like waves :woot: I deleted the other post because I realized I took pics of the wrong side of the blanket:shifty:

traceleighj
04-07-2009, 08:02 AM
Thanks Momwolf for the pictures..sure looks pretty!:eyes:

cricket22
04-07-2009, 08:47 AM
Crayons was waiting for me when I arrived home yesterday. A big thank you to Applemac for the gifts they are just perfect.

traceleighj
04-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Thanks Cricket22- I passed along to Applemac.

momwolf
04-07-2009, 01:26 PM
Ocean Waves is on it's way to Cheryl1973:cheering:

weezie
04-09-2009, 11:14 AM
Lil Critter is ready for the next knitter... just let me know where to send it! Thanks!

traceleighj
04-09-2009, 07:33 PM
Lil Critter is ready for the next knitter... just let me know where to send it! Thanks!

I sent the request out to the next knitter already...let you know when I hear something!

weezie
04-10-2009, 10:23 AM
I sent the request out to the next knitter already...let you know when I hear something!

No problem and no hurry... I can't mail it out until Monday at the earliest anyway because of the way our rural mail goes.

traceleighj
04-10-2009, 01:20 PM
Hi Everyone! It is time for a bit of Spring Cleaning! It seems as though we have gotten a bit out of control in the blanket department. Here is a list of the blankets, please let me know if you have this in your possession or if you recently mailed it off. My records show many are in transit, but from what I hear, it is taking to long to arrive. Maybe they just didn't get mailed right away? Which is okay, life happens, we just want to make sure nothing is MIA!
Thanks everyone!

Not Easy Being Green- Becjo sending on Baronreads (http://www.ravelry.com/people/baronreads) this week (4/13)
Spring Fling
Fruit Loops- mailed to Septfest 4/11
Crayon- Baronreads rec 4/11
Fun in the Sun- Applemac (http://www.ravelry.com/people/applemac) has
Big Top- Babsnelson (http://www.ravelry.com/people/babsnelson) has
Lil Critters- Weezie ready to send to Ferretlove (http://www.ravelry.com/people/ferretlove)
Tootsie Pop- mailed to Momwolf (http://www.ravelry.com/people/momwolf53)
Ocean Waves- Cheryl1973 has received
Happy Princess
April Showers- mailed to Mulderknitter 4/11
You are my Sunshine- Yarncharmer has
)

yarncharmer
04-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Tracie, I have You Are My Sunshine. I'll be ready to send it on to the next knitter early next week.

farmgirl
04-11-2009, 01:02 PM
April Showers & Fruit Loops went out this morning :cheering: I hope I have another one coming soon!

Mulderknitter
04-11-2009, 01:15 PM
April Showers & Fruit Loops went out this morning :cheering: I hope I have another one coming soon!
I contacted my post office about you getting April Showers back, so I am so sorry about that. I have no idea why, except that they said I have a new postal carrier. :zombie:
Thank you for sending it again!:muah:

traceleighj
04-12-2009, 04:45 PM
Hello Everyone!
Shandeh has updated the lists of recomended yarns for us to use on our blankets. Please take a look at the list....
Please make sure that as you choose your yarn, you a using the appropriate weight yarn for the blanket.

Recommended Yarns for Oddball Baby Blankets

Worsted Weight yarns for Regular Baby Blankets
Caron Simply Soft (http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_simplysoft.html)
Red Heart Soft Yarn (http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-coats-red-heart-soft.html)
Bernat Satin (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=satin)
Bernat Super Value (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=supervalue) (the new softer version)
Vanna's Choice (http://www.lionbrand.com//yarns/vannasChoice.html)
I Love This Yarn (http://www.craftsetc.com/store/department.aspx?dep=20&cat=60&subcat=12) (Hobby Lobby)
Red Heart Kids (http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/KnittingCrochet/Yarns/Medium/Red+Heart+Kids.htm) (NOT Super Saver!)

DK/Sportweight yarns for Preemie Baby Blankets
Red Heart Soft Baby (http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-coats-red-heart-soft-baby-yarn.html)
TLC Baby (http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-coats-tlc-baby.html)
Baby Bee Sweet Delight (http://www.craftsetc.com/store/department.aspx?dep=20&cat=62&subcat=15) (Hobby Lobby)
Bernat Softee Baby (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=softeebaby)
Lion Microspun (http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/microspu.htm)
Caron Simply Soft Baby (http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_simplysoftbaby.html)
Bernat Satin Sport (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=satinsport)
Patons Beehive Baby Sport (http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=beehivebabysport)
Patons Beehive Sport (http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-patons-beehive.html)
Bernat Baby Coordinates (http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-bernat-baby-coordinates-yarn.html)
Sirdar's Snuggly Tiny Tots (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Sirdar_Yarn-Tiny_Tots_Yarn-632.html)
I Love This Yarn - sportweight (http://www.craftsetc.com/store/department.aspx?dep=20&cat=65&subcat=90) (Hobby Lobby)
Moda Dea Cherish (http://www.modadea.com/cherish.htm)

Mulderknitter
04-14-2009, 04:36 PM
i got April Showers today! Thank you so much Farmgirl for the tape measure and the notepad! I have been wanting another tape measure like that for my bag so I didn't have to use the big long one anymore!thanks!

farmgirl
04-14-2009, 10:51 PM
You're welcome. I love those tape measures, too. Unfortunately so does my grandson. He loves them almost as much as my clicking row counters.:teehee:

septfest
04-14-2009, 11:54 PM
Got the Fruit Loops today! It looks very cute! I'll be working on it on my day off. Farmgirl thank you for the gift, my boyfriend claimed it as soon as I got it out of the package lol.

weezie
04-15-2009, 12:33 PM
I sent Lil Critter off to Ferretlove on Rav this morning... I'll get the confirmation number when my mail carrier brings the receipt back tomorrow. Enjoy!

momwolf
04-19-2009, 07:58 AM
Tracie,sorry I haven't been on here but computer was down for almost a week :waah: Had to wipe out everything and start over:hair:
Anyway I got Tootsie Pop and thank you for the gifts:hug:

traceleighj
04-19-2009, 09:25 AM
Tracie,sorry I haven't been on here but computer was down for almost a week :waah: Had to wipe out everything and start over:hair:
Anyway I got Tootsie Pop and thank you for the gifts:hug:

Don't you hate computer problems? I am glad you got it and you are welcome for the gifts. I should have delivered it to you as I spent the past couple days in Duluth and Cloquet. It was nice to get away and we had fun. We went to see a Jim Gaffigan show.

Mulderknitter
04-19-2009, 05:25 PM
:waving:
I finished my part on April Showers! Who does it go to next? I couldn't remember if I was the last one or not, so it's not bound off yet. I will though if I am the last one.

traceleighj
04-19-2009, 06:30 PM
:waving:
I finished my part on April Showers! Who does it go to next? I couldn't remember if I was the last one or not, so it's not bound off yet. I will though if I am the last one.
Mulder- You are last. I will do the border on it.

Mulderknitter
04-19-2009, 08:35 PM
Mulder- You are last. I will do the border on it.
Would you like me to bind off then?

Mulderknitter
04-19-2009, 09:02 PM
How was Jim Gaffigan?
Ron White new special is on tonight I can't wait!:yay:

traceleighj
04-19-2009, 09:23 PM
How was Jim Gaffigan?
Ron White new special is on tonight I can't wait!:yay:
He was great! I finally got DH to turn Tater Salad on! I like him too.

PS yes, you can bind off on April Showers

traceleighj
04-21-2009, 08:00 AM
Hello!:waving:
So, here is a status of what we have going on:

Preemie blankets- 4 in the works- 3 are with the last knitters and almost finished and 1 is MIA

Baby Blankets- 10 in the works- 1 is done and heading to me for a border; 2 are finished, but the knitter has had some family issues and will be sent soon; 1 is MIA and 6 are active and cruising quickly.

So, my question to everyone- do we want to add a few more? Anyone have any ideas/suggestions/comments? Let me know, I want to hear from everyone!

Ladybug Lady
04-21-2009, 10:40 AM
I think we should add more, I'm a glutton for charity knitting!

Maybe we can make some with fairy tale themes. Here are some ideas:

The Princess and the Pea - All pinks and whites with a pale green (pea) border

Snow White - all white

Little Red Riding Hood - all reds and browns (for the wolf)

The Frog Prince - greens (frog) and blues (for the prince)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - alternating yellows/golds and browns (bears)

The Velveteen Rabbit - all SUPER soft tans, beiges, and browns

The Little Mermaid - ocean colors - aquas, greens, blues

I'm sure the rest of you can come up with more ideas, too!

What do you all think?

traceleighj
04-21-2009, 01:23 PM
Thanks Elizabeth! I have added the names to my list. Any other ideas? Keep em comming!
I will see what everyone else has to say and post them soon.

kellyh57
04-21-2009, 01:24 PM
Sorry I've been a little out of the loop lately. I finished Neon Lights and got it donated. I'm part of a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group and we did a charity project at our last meeting. One of the moms is a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital and we made some fleece-tie blankets for their cancer patients. I had her take Neon Lights too. I'm not sure if it'll stay in the cancer wing, but it will go to a child at the hospital and I'm sure it'll be loved :inlove:!

Here's a picture:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3463300326_fb596ba400.jpg

traceleighj
04-21-2009, 01:28 PM
Thanks Kelly! It is SO PRETTY!:inlove: I love the neon ones!

farmgirl
04-21-2009, 09:11 PM
Ladybug Lady, I love those ideas. They are all so cool!

How about a "Cars" blanket in reds and blues?

"Finding Nemo" in oranges, white, & blues

Or how about Holiday blankets like Independence Day, Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, and Thanksgiving?

Ladybug Lady
04-21-2009, 11:22 PM
Oh, wow! Great ideas, FarmGirl!

traceleighj
04-22-2009, 08:00 AM
Ladybug Lady, I love those ideas. They are all so cool!

How about a "Cars" blanket in reds and blues?

"Finding Nemo" in oranges, white, & blues

Or how about Holiday blankets like Independence Day, Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, and Thanksgiving?
Thanks Farmgirl! I added them to the list. We were doing holiday ones, but then I thought it was too early for the 4th of July...we had Winter Wonderland, Leprachaun, Cupid and Spring Fling. I couldn't decide how you would do a President's Day :eyes: what colors?
Okay, I have a list of good ones and will post shortly! But, if you have more ideas, let me know we can always add them to the list!

traceleighj
04-22-2009, 08:44 AM
Okay everyone- here are the new blankets. Let me know if you are interested!
Preemies-
Princess and the Pea (pinks and whites with a green border)
Frog Prince (blues and greens)
Jelly Beans

Baby Blankets-
Cherries Jubilee (pinks, reds and whites)
Cars (bright primary colors- racing related)
Firecracker
Stars and Stripes (red white and blue)
Neon Rainbow (think Caron Simply Soft Brites)

farmgirl
04-22-2009, 07:46 PM
can I please help on Princess and the Pea, Cars and Stars & Stripes? I would be happy to do borders if needed. If you have any problems filling the other blankets, just put me in. They all sound so cute, but I don't want to be greedy.:cheering:

cricket22
04-23-2009, 03:52 PM
i'd love to help on Princess and the Pea, Frog Prince and Firecracker!

traceleighj
04-23-2009, 07:07 PM
Thanks everyone for joining up. I am in the process of updating all the posts for the joiners. We also have another new blanket to start- Lemon Drop- you guessed it- yellows! Baronreads is starting it with the finished needles from Not Easy Being Green. Let me know if you are interested!

traceleighj
04-24-2009, 09:05 PM
Hi everyone! Just wanted to let y'all know I am leaving in the morning for a business trip. I will have access to KH and all messages, just wanted to let you know as it may take me a bit longer to reply,

momwolf
04-25-2009, 01:46 AM
Tracie, Tootsie Pop is done,next knitter's address please:teehee:

traceleighj
04-25-2009, 04:46 PM
Tracie, Tootsie Pop is done,next knitter's address please:teehee:
Thanks Momwolf. I will check and get back to you!

farmgirl
04-25-2009, 09:13 PM
I got You are my Sunshine tonight when I got home from work!:woot: It is so pretty! Everyone has done such a great job. Thank you, Robyn, for the notecards. They are lovely! I am so glad to have a blanket to work on again! Off to stash dive for the perfect yarn!!!!cloud9

yarncharmer
04-26-2009, 09:21 AM
Yay! I'm glad it arrived! I'm glad you like the cards; I thought they were sweet. I'm sorry you were blanket-less for so long. I should have sent that along about a week sooner, but I just got behind.

I tried to post a few times yesterday that I received Big Top, but I don't think KH ever accepted my post. It's here, and it's beautiful!

septfest
04-27-2009, 01:54 PM
Sorry for a late notice but I mailed Fruit loops on Saturday here is the confirmation number:
03090330000161732167

And I'd love to help on Jelly beans. :)

cricket22
04-28-2009, 09:32 AM
Fruit Loops arrived yesterday. Can't wait to get started. Thanks Septfest for the lovely yarn.

septfest
04-30-2009, 08:49 AM
yay, you welcome, I'm glad you liked it :)

traceleighj
05-01-2009, 07:54 AM
Hi Everyone!
I am back (although I have been keeping up) but I have been so tired trying to catch up so I apologize for being a bit slow.
We have a new knitter- glowyone from Rav. If anyone is on Rav, stop over and welcome her.
Also, we still have open spots on blankets. Jelly Beans Preemie is ready to move, but no knitters, any takers?
Little critters was received by Baronreads on Rav and she is wondering- Weezie and Farmgirl, what yarn you used.

Mulderknitter
05-01-2009, 08:13 AM
Hi Everyone!
I am back (although I have been keeping up) but I have been so tired trying to catch up so I apologize for being a bit slow.
We have a new knitter- glowyone from Rav. If anyone is on Rav, stop over and welcome her.
Also, we still have open spots on blankets. Jelly Beans Preemie is ready to move, but no knitters, any takers?
Little critters was received by Baronreads on Rav and she is wondering- Weezie and Farmgirl, what yarn you used.
:waving: Hi Tracie, You can put me on Jelly Beans if you want. Do you have it? we could swap out for April showers that i finished.

traceleighj
05-01-2009, 08:37 AM
:waving: Hi Tracie, You can put me on Jelly Beans if you want. Do you have it? we could swap out for April showers that i finished.
Thanks Mulder, but I don't have it. Cheryl1973 used the needles from the finished Ocean Waves to start it. We could still meet though!:inlove:

Ladybug Lady
05-01-2009, 11:01 AM
I received Crayon yesterday. It's SO pretty! No pics now, tomorrow is my son's 1st bday party, and I'm crazy busy!! lol

One question: Is Crayon worsted weight or something else? The tails on it look a little thin to me, and I don't have a WPI tool, and I just can't tell for sure. Thanks!!!!

Mulderknitter
05-01-2009, 11:34 AM
you can still put me on it, just have her mail it to me
Oh, and can you make sure you have my zip code as 55411 not 55422, the last few packages had the wrong zip on them. could've been my error :zombie:

septfest
05-01-2009, 10:50 PM
Tracie, I'd like to do Jelly Beans.

Shandeh
05-02-2009, 11:50 AM
Hi Everyone! I am back (although I have been keeping up) but I have been so tired trying to catch up so I apologize for being a bit slow.....
Take care of yourself, and don't overdo it! :muah:

traceleighj
05-03-2009, 09:36 AM
I received Crayon yesterday. It's SO pretty! No pics now, tomorrow is my son's 1st bday party, and I'm crazy busy!! lol

One question: Is Crayon worsted weight or something else? The tails on it look a little thin to me, and I don't have a WPI tool, and I just can't tell for sure. Thanks!!!!
It's supposed to be worsted.

Thanks Shandeh:waving: - I skipped a few things yesterday and rested (after working on our yard) and I am feeling much more "normal".

Shandeh
05-03-2009, 05:42 PM
I'm glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself. :hug:

traceleighj
05-04-2009, 01:16 PM
Tracie, I'd like to do Jelly Beans.
Gotcha- you will be after Mulderknitter.

momwolf
05-05-2009, 11:36 AM
Tootsie Pop is in the mail :cheering:Sorry it took so long to get it mailed out:aww:

traceleighj
05-06-2009, 07:49 AM
Hi Y'all! I have been so tired lately, but the other night I went to bed super early and I feel so much better. Yesterday was the first day that I have not felt fuzzy.
So, we have a few blankets that could use a couple of knitters- we have more than this, but they are so close to being full of knitters, I thought I would post and see.....
For Baby Blankets-
Stars and Stripes needs 2 knitters
Lemon Drop needs 3 knitters

Preemie Blankets-
Princess and the Pea needs 1 knitter
Jelly Beans needs 1 knitter

Let me know if you are interested in these or any of the others we have starting up!

farmgirl
05-06-2009, 08:01 AM
I got Fun in the Sun when I got home last night! It looks really pretty! Please thank Bejco for the notepad. DD claimed it as soon as I opened the package! Perfect timing as I have today off!

Shandeh
05-07-2009, 12:10 PM
Hi Y'all! I have been so tired lately.........
Poor traceleighj! :pout:

You've had a hard time lately. You might want to check with your doctor to see if they can do anything to help. I used to feel tired all the time like that, and it turned out that I had low iron, and a very low red blood cell count. My time of the month was very bad, and it complicated matters. I also found out that I had a thyroid problem.

My doctor prescribed thyroid medication and iron pills, and I ended up getting a hysterectomy because of all the problems I had. I have a much better energy level now. :)

weezie
05-08-2009, 01:14 AM
Little critters was received by Baronreads on Rav and she is wondering- Weezie and Farmgirl, what yarn you used.

Sorry for the late reply Tracie... I've been busy at work and with another knitting commitment.

The yarn I used on Lil Critters was Caron Simply Soft... I have a huge stash of that from NICU blankets and other charity knitting, so try to use it for these oddball little blankets since it is so soft. Hope this helps.

traceleighj
05-08-2009, 07:59 AM
Poor traceleighj! :pout:

You've had a hard time lately. You might want to check with your doctor to see if they can do anything to help.

Thanks Shandeh! Yes, I probably should. I decided last night to skip my knitting group and I thought I was going to be productive around the house. I decided that it was a television free night. DH went out to the garage to "whittle wood" (my term for when he goes to do his woodworking- it annoys him so that makes me happy :eyes: ). I sat down to read my book- big mistake- I was almost done and then I got sleepy so I went to bed at 7:30! WHAT?:noway: Yep, but boy do I feel good this morning!

I think part of my problem is my allergies.....my eyes are all red, puffy, itchy and burning- so it feels good to keep them closed. You should see my ankles..I rival the 9 mo pregnant woman at work. I hate the season change- happens every year. So far, I have avoided the hives.

I hope to knit this weekend- my parents are coming over for Mother's Day BBQ and we will probably have time to knit. I love that my mom likes to do that so it is a good way for us to spend time together, but usually I don't get to knit much- she needs too much help. She can knit she just gets flustered and doesn't have any confidence so she wants to ask me before moving along.
Hope eveyone has a nice weekend and a lovely Mother's Day!