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MAmaDawn
03-27-2008, 06:51 PM
I forgot to post the tracking # 01038555749493169069....
sorry about that!

GiddyKnitter
03-28-2008, 08:48 AM
I have posted the Loving Hearts blanket out to Catz this morning recorded delivery
so she should receive it tomorrow x

Catz
03-28-2008, 09:31 AM
Ok I'll keep an eye out for it.

Secksiebrat
03-28-2008, 02:14 PM
Spring Fling is on it's way! Sent the tracking number to ggmarton via PM.

~danielle~

Shandeh
03-29-2008, 02:41 AM
NEWS!!!!

Heads up, Oddball Knitters!

I posted a message in Ravelry about our baby blankets, and now we have some more knitters to help out!
:cheering: :woohoo: :cheering:

Some of them are members of our forum, and others are just finding out about us.

A few of them will be participating in the "Sweet Dreams" blanket, so you'll be seeing their knitting soon! :)

snowbear
03-29-2008, 10:04 AM
never undersestimate the power of a determined knitting leader! We're going to make histore at CMH!

:muah: :hug:

losnana
03-30-2008, 05:30 PM
MY dgd Logan and I have finished our section of the Easter Bonnet Preemie Baby Blanket and are ready to send it on. Stagebear used a really pretty stitch, which does not show up too well in my pix. My fault, as I am not too good at this camera thing. Logan and I did a garter stitch in Red Heart Baby, color "Sweet Dreams" It really reminds me of Easter bonnets and Easter dresses.
Stagebear also sent me a beautiful set of stitch markers that she made. Very impressive!
I'll mail it to the next knitter next week.

stagebear
03-31-2008, 12:15 AM
very pretty and eastery!

Shandeh
03-31-2008, 08:03 AM
So pretty! I love those colors together! :heart:

suziehomemaker
03-31-2008, 08:40 AM
I finished my section with Cherry Blossoms and it's ready for the next knitter. I'll try to post a picture later this afternoon.

Secksiebrat
03-31-2008, 03:02 PM
I received the sunny meadows blanket today! Thanks mamadawn. It looks beautiful!

~danielle~

MAmaDawn
03-31-2008, 04:00 PM
Your welcome! I hope you can use the needles!

auburnchick
03-31-2008, 06:18 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that Citrus Punch arrived safe and sound! I'll be working on it in the next couple of days. I'll post pictures when I'm done.

gmmarton
03-31-2008, 07:42 PM
I just received "Spring Fling" from Danielle. Thanks for the gift...the blanket is very sweet-looking. I will try and take a picture when I am done.

Gail

P.S. This little Preemie blanket traveled 1,511.71 miles already!

kellyh57
04-01-2008, 03:34 PM
I have finished the start of Cloud Nine. It's only about 20 inches. Is that too narrow? I can rip it out and start over if it is. Otherwise, it's ready to move.

Kelly

Shandeh
04-01-2008, 05:56 PM
I have finished the start of Cloud Nine. It's only about 20 inches. Is that too narrow? I can rip it out and start over if it is. Otherwise, it's ready to move.
Kelly
It's fine. I can add a border when it's done. :thumbsup:

GiddyKnitter
04-02-2008, 07:22 AM
Angel Hugs has just arrived...Thank you Sandy its lovely.
Thank you for the gifts so are so kind xx

snowbear
04-02-2008, 07:52 PM
Wow,

I just got home from a very frustrating day at work. I checked the mail. Yippee a package. I checked the return addy, it wasn't the ebay I was expecting. I came in, opened the package, and almost cried. The Fairy Dance arrived. For once guys I was speechless. (That is a very hard thing to do)
It is beautiful.
Friday morning I'm making another delivery to CMH. I'm taking 2 cameras. I'll also have my cell phone & will take pictures w/ it to make sure the pictures come through. I have found out why the camera would not download the pictures. The cable that connects from the camera to the computer has a problem. It was detactable after examination from my computer guru. He had the camera, the cable, and the computer. He tried for about 10 minutes. He rechecked everything. No dice.

Then... out of frustration he looked at the cable. The problem was found. The culprit has been dealt with. A new cable has been ordered, and will be picked up Friday. Pictures will be posted by Friday evening, come H E double hockey sticks (as quoted by Radar) or high water.
I can't believe the beauty of the blankets. They are beautiful. I can't wait to deliver this new group. Some of my friends at work have tried their hand at a blanket. THey finished some at work, and it will be passed on to CMH as well.
The beauty of all these blankets are awesome. The care and love that has gone into this is outstanding. I am humbled at the love that goes into these, it's evident at the wonderful creations that are passing on to the hospital.
So, without any further ado, I'll post with the pictures in less than 48 hrs.
:hug:
Big Bear Hugs.
p.s. if you want to know who the culprit is.. I'll give you 3 guesses, and I have a feeling you won't need all 3. She has 4 legs, medium to long hair, and only talks in catonese. She had made 4 small bites in it, and one of the bites had broken the fillament inside the cable. One tiny tooth has caused me to go basically insane arguing w/ inantimate objects.
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knitttina
04-02-2008, 08:52 PM
This sounds like fun!!! I'm a newbie to knitting and can't do the fancy stuff but I can knit and purl and would love to help..
Let me know when you start a new one.

auburnchick
04-02-2008, 11:07 PM
Raven, welcome to our little corner of KH! We're glad to have you here!!! :cheering:

Shandeh
04-03-2008, 12:38 AM
Yay! I'm so glad you found the problem with the camera cord!
:cheering: :woohoo: :cheering:
Angel Hugs has just arrived...Thank you Sandy its lovely. Thank you for the gifts so are so kind xx
Yippee!! I'm so glad it made it to England so quickly! :)
This sounds like fun!!! I'm a newbie to knitting and can't do the fancy stuff but I can knit and purl and would love to help.. Let me know when you start a new one.
Hello Raven Star! :waving:
Just send me a private message, with your name and mailing address, and I'll add you to the next blanket! :thumbsup:

gmmarton
04-03-2008, 08:41 AM
Sandy,

I posted "Spring Fling" yesterday afternoon. The Delivery Confirmation number is: 0306 0320 0001 5128 3743.

Have fun!

Gail M.
CT :woohoo:

GiddyKnitter
04-03-2008, 09:13 AM
Angel Hugs is ready to go to the next knitterxxxxx

kellyh57
04-03-2008, 05:50 PM
What are we putting on the cards? I have some printables here, but I don't know what to put in it for a message- "Warm thoughts from the KH knitters"? Any other suggestions?

Kelly

snowbear
04-04-2008, 07:11 PM
Ok.. here are pics!
Here's the outside

snowbear
04-04-2008, 07:12 PM
The willing staff that posed w/ the blankets...

snowbear
04-04-2008, 07:13 PM
She really loved the feel of the blankets..lol She couldn't keep her hands off of them..

Shandeh
04-05-2008, 08:33 AM
Yay! I love the photos! :muah:
Thank you, snowbear! :)

I posted "Spring Fling" yesterday afternoon. [quote]
I got it yesterday! :heart:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2171/2389731846_60c6260573.jpg
Thank you so much for the Baby Bamboo yarn!! cloud9

[quote=pauline maddocks;1090153]Angel Hugs is ready to go to the next knitterxxxxx
Thanks so much! I'm checking with the next knitter now.
What are we putting on the cards? I have some printables here, but I don't know what to put in it for a message- "Warm thoughts from the KH knitters"? Any other suggestions? Kelly
Hi Kelly! That would be a good thing to say. :thumbsup:
I would probably spell out KH to be "Knitting Help", since we are the only ones that know what KH means.

Or you could say, "The Oddball Knitters from the Knitting Help Forum were happy to knit this blanket just for you."

Shandeh
04-05-2008, 09:00 AM
Just wanted to let everyone know that we have a change of plans for the Preemie blankets.

Snowbear says that the hospital in Missouri does not really need the preemie blankets, so I am going to give them to a hospital in my state (North Carolina). We have LOTS of hospitals here, including a brand new children's hospital. So, all the preemie blankets will end up at my house before they go to a North Carolina hospital. :wink:

I'm so excited! :woohoo:

auburnchick
04-05-2008, 12:11 PM
I finished my part of the Citrus Punch blanket. I used Baby Soft Pastel Yellow. The pattern is called Woven Horizontal Herringbone from the knit & purl book that I have.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2291/2390092940_2ab24bfc09.jpg


A close-up of the stitch...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2389260627_7ef04a59fa.jpg

auburnchick
04-05-2008, 12:13 PM
Spring Fling is beautiful!!! :inlove:

Nice job, ladies!!!!


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2171/2389731846_60c6260573.jpg

jhelanee
04-06-2008, 01:30 AM
The "Easter Bonnet" blanket arrived safely at my house on Friday. Thank you, losnana, for the cute card and two skeins of Encore Colorspun yarn - I love them!

Now to go "shopping" in the stash for appropriate yarn...

wickedphantm
04-06-2008, 01:29 PM
Citrus Punch is beautifuL!!!

Secksiebrat
04-06-2008, 07:56 PM
Sunny Meadows is ready to move. Let me know the address of the next person if they are ready!

I'll post a picture later!

~danielle~

losnana
04-06-2008, 08:23 PM
You are more than welcome.

The "Easter Bonnet" blanket arrived safely at my house on Friday. Thank you, losnana, for the cute card and two skeins of Encore Colorspun yarn - I love them!

Now to go "shopping" in the stash for appropriate yarn...

Shandeh
04-07-2008, 05:05 AM
Everyone is doing a great job! I love the way the "Citrus Punch" blanket is looking! :)
Sunny Meadows is ready to move. Let me know the address of the next person if they are ready!
I'll post a picture later!~danielle~
Thanks Danielle! I'll get to work on the next knitter now.

DQ
04-07-2008, 08:58 AM
"Angel Hugs" arrived this morning. Thank you Pauline :hug:

suziehomemaker
04-07-2008, 10:13 AM
Here's a couple pictures of Cherry Blossoms before I send it to Constance123 this afternoon.

auburnchick
04-07-2008, 10:31 AM
That's really cute!

Secksiebrat
04-07-2008, 11:00 AM
Here is a picture of the Sunny Meadows blanket! It's headed out today! :)
~danielle~

auburnchick
04-07-2008, 11:01 AM
Awww...that yarn is so pretty! I really like the stitch pattern too!

gmmarton
04-07-2008, 11:29 AM
Wow! That one really is sunny!!!

Absolutely beautiful...

kellyh57
04-07-2008, 07:20 PM
I finally got Cloud Nine off to Secksiebrat today! And, as I was sending the DC number off, I realized I never took a picture. Der. After all of the issues I had with it, you'd think I would have taken the time to snap a picture or two. Oh well. I'm sure it'll get photographed soon enough.

Kelly

Secksiebrat
04-09-2008, 04:01 PM
I received Cloud nine today. Thanks kelly for the yarn! They will be great for felting projects this fall I have planned!
Now to go search through my stash for the perfect yarn.. Wait.. white IS the perfect yarn *giggles*

~danielle~

auburnchick
04-09-2008, 04:58 PM
Pink Princess arrived in the mail today! Thanks, Constance, for the soap and slippers. Y'all have to see them (see below). They are just adorable!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/2401905362_d500fe06fa.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2083/2401905390_35d8f7b554.jpg

DQ
04-10-2008, 05:09 AM
Wow! Those are lovely!

auburnchick
04-10-2008, 04:04 PM
Pink Princess is ready to travel! I finished my part last night, using the Diagonal Seed Stitch from my knit & purl book.

I also found this (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm) site...it has more patterns...even some reversible.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/2404125806_da938cce2b.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2219/2403298987_2073599be2.jpg

MAmaDawn
04-10-2008, 06:35 PM
Love the way that stitch adds to the others!

That site is great too!

Secksiebrat
04-10-2008, 10:43 PM
The sunny meadows blanket will be shipped tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.

~danielle~

Shandeh
04-13-2008, 06:59 PM
I received "Citrus Punch" from Auburnchick. :woohoo:
(Thank you for the stitch markers!) :heart:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2410666629_13c7aeeac3.jpg

Also, I completed my part of "Spring Fling".
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2201/2411494244_084bffce00.jpg

DQ
04-14-2008, 06:22 AM
Angel hugs is finished...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2039/2412489229_a27abb0394.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/2412488919_b388019fd8.jpg

Karina
04-14-2008, 09:30 AM
DQ sent you a PM with my address. The blanket looks great.

gmmarton
04-14-2008, 08:25 PM
Pink Princess arrived in south Florida today where I am on vacation. Thank you, auburnchick! I look forward to finishing up the blanket I actually started!

auburnchick
04-14-2008, 09:30 PM
You're more than welcome. Enjoy the weather in my lovely state. :muah:

Rennagayle
04-15-2008, 12:53 AM
GMMarton, I sent Angel Kisses to you in Connecticut (to address Sandy gave me), so it should be waiting there for you when you get home. :)

kayrun
04-15-2008, 05:36 PM
Hello, knitters!
I rec'd Sunny Meadows and hope to start knitting on it by the weekend to send out Monday, maybe?
Karen G.
in GA

Secksiebrat
04-15-2008, 06:17 PM
I still have cloud nine blanket. I haven't had a chance to work on it yet. I hope to work on it later this week and get it out early next week. Sorry for the holdup. My body has now decided vitamins are bad and spend most of the morning praying to the porcelin god!
I thought after you hit the 2nd trimester it was supposed to get easier? Someone needs to inform the little skittle in my tummy of this!

~danielle~

gmmarton
04-15-2008, 07:30 PM
Hope you feel better, Danielle...

Shandeh
04-15-2008, 09:00 PM
Thanks for working on the "Sunny Meadow" blanket, kayrun! :) You can take your time working on it over the next week, because you are the last knitter. You'll be sending it to me, and I'll add a border if necessary.

Thanks so much! :hug:

I still have cloud nine blanket. I haven't had a chance to work on it yet. I hope to work on it later this week and get it out early next week. Sorry for the holdup. My body has now decided vitamins are bad and spend most of the morning praying to the porcelin god!
Poor Danielle! :pout:

Secksiebrat
04-15-2008, 09:13 PM
Yeah if I survive this pregnancy, it will be my last :wink: . This one is soo much harder than my first! Maybe I'll get my girl this time... or another stubborn boy! LOL

~danielle~

wickedphantm
04-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Feel better!

gmmarton
04-16-2008, 06:57 PM
Sandy,

Pink Princess left Florida today for your place. Here is the Delivery Confirmation #:
0307 1790 0002 0486 3800.

Thanks!

Gail

Rennagayle
04-16-2008, 07:22 PM
Ack! That reminds me, I forgot to give you my delivery conf. number, Sandy, when I mailed Angel Kisses to Gail. :doh:

I did just check the number online and see that the package has been delivered to Gail's home in CT, though. :thumbsup:

gmmarton
04-16-2008, 08:16 PM
Thank you...I'm in Florida right now, and will be flying back on Sunday. My mail is being held by the Post Office, so the blanket will be a welcome addition when I start getting my mail again on Monday.

Thanks very much...

Rennagayle
04-16-2008, 09:04 PM
Oh, goodie. :cheering:

Shandeh
04-16-2008, 10:01 PM
Yay! Today, I received the "Cherry Blossoms" blanket from Constance123, who was the last knitter. (I'll add a border this week.)

She made me some slippers! In my favorite autumn colors!!
:inlove:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/2420017440_54de22c520_m.jpg

Shandeh
04-16-2008, 10:09 PM
I sent yarn & needles today to:

auburnchick, to cast on "Ocean Blues"
Delivery Confirmation # 0307 3330 0001 2860 1416

pinnut3200, to cast on "Summer Blossoms"
Delivery Confirmation # 0307 3330 0001 2860 1393

I also sent "Spring Fling" to suziehomemaker, so she can add her knitting.
Delivery Confirmation # 0307 3330 0001 2860 1409

Secksiebrat
04-16-2008, 10:59 PM
I started my part of the cloud nine blanket. I should be ready to mail Monday.

Just wanted to touch basis. I know everyone gets so excited about these blanekts! :)

~danielle~

Shandeh
04-17-2008, 10:10 AM
Our knitters in England are starting up another blanket for us!
Pauline Maddocks is casting on "Summer Fun". :hug:

gmmarton
04-18-2008, 01:06 PM
"Beach Party," another Oddball Preemie Baby Blanket, was just posted to jjminarcik. The Delivery Confirmation Number is:

0307 1790 0002 0486 3817.

Happy knitting!

Shandeh
04-18-2008, 01:37 PM
Today, I received the pretty, completed "Pink Princess" blanket from gmmarton! :inlove:

She included some yarn and a sweet notepad for me as well! :)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/2422871619_e586211e63.jpg

This is our first completed preemie blanket!
:cheering: :woohoo: :cheering:

suziehomemaker
04-18-2008, 01:41 PM
So pretty!

Cynamar
04-18-2008, 01:46 PM
YAY!!!

Nikkilc
04-18-2008, 02:23 PM
so pretty

knitttina
04-18-2008, 03:44 PM
How much yarn makes 4 inches? I'm a new knitter so I don't have a big stash (yet) and I want to make sure what I do have is enough.

Thanks
tina

Nikkilc
04-18-2008, 04:36 PM
i used about 1/2 a 50 gm ball of yarn depends on your style of knitting

auburnchick
04-18-2008, 05:02 PM
Oh, Pink Princess turned out lovely! :inlove: Nice job, ladies!

Secksiebrat
04-18-2008, 07:26 PM
Beautiful blanket! Some lucky kiddo will be nice and warm because of all of us! :)

~danielle~

gmmarton
04-18-2008, 07:48 PM
Very true...

Shandeh
04-18-2008, 08:58 PM
How much yarn makes 4 inches? I'm a new knitter so I don't have a big stash (yet) and I want to make sure what I do have is enough. Thanks, tina
I've been able to use one skein of Caron Simply Soft on about 4 blankets now! :teehee:

Karina
04-19-2008, 06:34 AM
I received Angle Hugs from DQ today, was a bit worried because it has been in transit for nearly a week, normally only takes 1-2 days. But we both relieved that it turned up safe and sound.

DQ remembered that I had inquired about the Peaches and Creme cotton and sent me a ball of it. I am thrilled to bits with it and can't wait to make some wash cloths for my kids with it.

Thank you so much Jen.

GiddyKnitter
04-19-2008, 08:45 AM
I have received Sweethearts from Catz this morning and its gorgous.
Thankyou Catz for the yarn and the stitch markers there lovely xxx

Doodknitwit
04-19-2008, 09:53 AM
? :yay: :woohoo: :waving: :blooby: :happydance: :sun:

Shandeh
04-19-2008, 11:51 AM
I received Angel Hugs from DQ today.....DQ remembered that I had inquired about the Peaches and Creme cotton and sent me a ball of it.
Yay! I'm glad one of our England blankets is on the move! :)
Karina, I'll be happy to send some more Peaches and Creme yarn to you. I have some skeins that are just sitting in my stash.

I have received Sweethearts from Catz this morning.
Wonderful! ANOTHER blanket is on the move in England! :cheering:
which one is headed to me?
You're next after jjminarcik on the "Beach Party" blanket. :wink:

pinnut3200
04-19-2008, 10:22 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2098/2426943658_87c7131559.jpg

"Summer Blossoms" is ready for the next knitter.

knitttina
04-19-2008, 10:42 PM
Yea!!!!! That would be me!!!

Doodknitwit
04-20-2008, 12:58 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2098/2426943658_87c7131559.jpg

"Summer Blossoms" is ready for the next knitter.

Pretty

gmmarton
04-20-2008, 05:40 AM
Absolutely adorable!!

wickedphantm
04-20-2008, 11:15 AM
that blanket is adorable!!

jhelanee
04-20-2008, 05:49 PM
I have finally gotten my act together and finished my part on the Easter Bonnet blanket:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2429365614_7bfc766fd4_m_d.jpg
I used a double moss stitch pattern, close-up here:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2262/2429365524_e399f85cec_m_d.jpg
The yarn is TLC Baby in a pastel varigated colorway. It looks much prettier in real life than in the photos.

I will be posting this to gmmarton on Monday morning (I already have her address). Sorry it took me so long to finish!

wickedphantm
04-20-2008, 06:01 PM
CUTE! CUTE!

gmmarton
04-20-2008, 07:04 PM
Very sweet-looking...I can't wait for it to come my way!

auburnchick
04-20-2008, 08:37 PM
I received the yarn and needles for Ocean Waves. Thanks, Shandeh, for the bag of goodies that accompanied these items! :muah:


I'll cast on tomorrow and post a picture when I'm done.

The other blankets are looking lovely! Everyone is doing a GREAT job!

suziehomemaker
04-21-2008, 08:57 AM
I received Spring Fling from Shandeh this weekend and I've already got about an inch knitted on it. I should be ready to mail out by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest.

Shandeh - Thanks so much for the goodies! It's perfect to keep those in the kitchen for when I have company (about every weekend now).

auburnchick
04-21-2008, 11:16 AM
Here's (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=286) what I'm thinking of doing for the Ocean Waves blanket...

It's really a simple pattern. I thought it might be really pretty as each knitter adds a different "ocean" color. It wouldn't be a requirement to keep the pattern going, but it would be fun. I would still go with a garter border at the bottom and sides.

What do you think?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2019/2434441537_25abd31ffb.jpg

jhelanee
04-21-2008, 11:30 AM
I think that stitch pattern would be great! It looks like a feather and fan, is it?

auburnchick
04-21-2008, 12:44 PM
It is very similar. I googled "ripple" because I've seen some blankets with a wavy pattern to them.

I saw, during my search, a ripple blanket with different colors...blues, whites, and greens. It was gorgeous.

I just didn't want to put anything out there that would be too complicated or intimidating for the other knitters.

gmmarton
04-21-2008, 12:50 PM
See how creative you are?

auburnchick
04-21-2008, 12:51 PM
You're too kind, Gail. It's easy to look at someone else's work and imitate it.

Thanks for the sweet words. A doll is what you are! :hug:

GiddyKnitter
04-21-2008, 02:22 PM
I have finished my section of the Sweethearts blanket. It's ready for the next knitter.

Secksiebrat
04-21-2008, 06:54 PM
Cloud Nine went out in the mail today to gmmarton. She should have it by the end of the week. I'll try and post pictures soon.

~danielle~

pinnut3200
04-21-2008, 07:06 PM
Summer Blossoms will be sent tomorrow (Priority Mail) to knitttina.

The confirmation number is: 01038555749463929013

gmmarton
04-21-2008, 07:16 PM
I received "Angel Kisses" in the mail today from Rennagayle. It is just as beautiful as the picture posted on the Blog. Nice work, ladies...and thanks for the pattern. I need all the help I can get!!!

Shandeh
04-21-2008, 10:32 PM
"Summer Blossoms" is ready for the next knitter.
I love how that yarn and your knitting created "impressionistic" flowers! :inlove: Lovely!

I received the yarn and needles for Ocean Waves. Thanks, Shandeh, for the bag of goodies that accompanied these items! :muah:
You're welcome! :hug:

I received Spring Fling from Shandeh this weekend and I've already got about an inch knitted on it. I should be ready to mail out by Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest. Shandeh - Thanks so much for the goodies! It's perfect to keep those in the kitchen for when I have company (about every weekend now).
You're welcome! :) I'll check on the next knitter for ya. :wink:
Here's (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=286) what I'm thinking of doing for the Ocean Waves blanket... It's really a simple pattern. I thought it might be really pretty as each knitter adds a different "ocean" color. It wouldn't be a requirement to keep the pattern going, but it would be fun. I would still go with a garter border at the bottom and sides. What do you think?
I love it! We may not be able to use it for a hospital because of the lacy pattern, but I'm sure I'll find a way for it to be used. (Maybe a Crisis Pregnancy center) :thumbsup:

Shandeh
04-21-2008, 10:34 PM
I forgot to post the blanket I started! :teehee:

I finished the start of "Forest Greens" FINALLY!!!! :roll:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2432140405_63a290465b.jpg

Shandeh
04-21-2008, 10:51 PM
England Blankets - Update!

Here is an update of our Preemie Blankets being worked on by our knitters in England:

"Loving Hearts" - almost complete, but it seems to be lost in the mail. :pout:
"Sweethearts", "Spring Flowers" & "Angel Hugs" - only 2 sections left.

And we are starting 3 new blankets as well!
"Summer Fun", "Lullaby Land", and "Little Boy Blue"
(We still need 2 knitters in England for "Little Boy Blue")
:heart: :hug: :heart:

Karina
04-22-2008, 02:21 AM
When ever you start blankets for the UK just put me on the list, I am always available. Don't need to ask. Also always happy to start one if needed.

DQ
04-22-2008, 04:34 AM
England Blankets - Update!

Here is an update of our Preemie Blankets being worked on by our knitters in England:

"Loving Hearts" - almost complete, but it seems to be lost in the mail. :pout:
.


Oh no it's not! It turned up at my house this morning!!! :shock:

Karina
04-22-2008, 05:57 AM
I must have missed the post about the Lulla bye blanket. Nikkilc if you want a break I will take it after Pauline.

GiddyKnitter
04-22-2008, 06:07 AM
Oh no it's not! It turned up at my house this morning!!! :shock:

Thank goodness for that!!!!!

GiddyKnitter
04-22-2008, 06:09 AM
England Blankets - Update!

Here is an update of our Preemie Blankets being worked on by our knitters in England:

"Loving Hearts" - almost complete, but it seems to be lost in the mail. :pout:
"Sweethearts", "Spring Flowers" & "Angel Hugs" - only 2 sections left.

And we are starting 3 new blankets as well!
"Summer Fun", "Lullaby Land", and "Little Boy Blue"
(We still need 2 knitters in England for "Little Boy Blue")
:heart: :hug: :heart:

Put me down for Little Boy Blue Sandy and that goes for any of the other England Blankets xx

Karina
04-22-2008, 08:13 AM
I have finished Angle Hugs Next up is Nikkilc. I already have her address so will send it tomorrow.

Nikkilc
04-22-2008, 08:16 AM
sits by the doorstep to pounce on the posty:)

MAmaDawn
04-22-2008, 09:34 AM
For the ocean one, if you haven't started it yet, why not use kfb for the increases instead of yo? Then we won't hae the holes, but still have the waves....

Catz
04-22-2008, 05:38 PM
put me down for little boy blue please Sandy

Shandeh
04-22-2008, 06:43 PM
When ever you start blankets for the UK just put me on the list, I am always available. Don't need to ask. Also always happy to start one if needed.
Thanks! :hug:
Oh no it's not! It turned up at my house this morning!!! :shock:
Yay! :woohoo:
I'm not sure why it was sent to your house, because you've already done your section. :teehee: If you want, you can work on it again, and then send it to me when you finish. Just let me know.
I have finished Angle Hugs Next up is Nikkilc. I already have her address so will send it tomorrow.
sits by the doorstep to pounce on the posty:)
Oh, I'm glad you're ready Nikki! :pray:
Karina, next time, be sure to check with the next knitter before sending the blanket. We don't want our blankets arriving unannounced, because they could be left on someone's doorstep for a long time! :help:
put me down for little boy blue please Sandy
Thank you! :thumbsup:

GiddyKnitter
04-23-2008, 08:18 AM
Sweethearts blanket is on it's way to Karina Recorded Delivery x

Shandeh
04-23-2008, 12:40 PM
Everyone say a prayer for DQ in England.
She has a sore shoulder right now, so her knitting is painful. :pout:

gmmarton
04-23-2008, 12:46 PM
"Cloud Nine" arrived in CT this morning. Thank you for the lovely gift...

Secksiebrat
04-23-2008, 03:13 PM
Awesome glad it arrived. Enjoy!

~danielle~

jjminarcik
04-23-2008, 05:52 PM
I received Beach Party from gmmarton today! :cheering::cheering: Thanks for the soft yarn, cutie note cards and the magnetic note pad. How did you know I was about to run out???

I'll get started on it right away! :hug::hug:

gmmarton
04-23-2008, 08:32 PM
I received "Easter Bonnet" Oddball Preemie Baby Blanket in the mail today from jhelanee. Thanks for the yarn...I was just looking at that same kind of yarn tonight in my local A.C. Moore store before an appointment. Thank you again...

auburnchick
04-23-2008, 09:49 PM
I just finished working on Ocean Blues.

I used Bernat Softee Baby, and the color is Bongo Blue.

Here's (http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=286) the link to the pattern. It's very easy. Row one is the only one with a combo of knits, purls, and yo's. The rest of the rows are strictly knits and purls.

I placed markers at the beginning and ending garter stitches, and then I placed markers between the repeats of the ripple pattern (18 stitches for each repeat). The markers can travel.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2229/2437141693_d79c8995a3.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2437141715_f09918609d.jpg

bethany
04-23-2008, 10:13 PM
pretty! thnx 4 the link!

Shandeh
04-23-2008, 11:10 PM
Beautiful! And fast too! :heart:

Karina
04-24-2008, 04:28 AM
Oceans blue is looking great.

I sent Angle Hugs to Nikkilc yesterday first class recorded.

48171

Nikkilc
04-24-2008, 07:06 AM
i missed the post man by 5 mins sob
can go get it in 5 hrs time sets a alarm

Karina
04-24-2008, 10:41 AM
I received the sweetheart blanket today. Thank you Pauline for the lovely yarn and the hot chocolate. already used one up. Yummy

Nikkilc
04-24-2008, 12:20 PM
Angle Hugs has safely it made it from the sorting office
it is so cute and pretty in real life
thank you Karina for the wool, i love that one i only had 1 ball left wasn't enough for a scarf now i have enough :woohoo:

Shandeh
04-24-2008, 12:48 PM
Yay! Our preemie blankets are on the MOVE! :)

We still need a few spots filled in, so if anyone wants to help with these blankets, let me know.

"Racecar Alley" and "Beach Party" each need one knitter.

traceleighj
04-24-2008, 05:15 PM
Auburnchick- Ocean Waves is BEAUTIFUL! Awesome job!:inlove:

Shandeh- I can join another preemie blanket!:waving:

gmmarton
04-24-2008, 06:31 PM
"Angel Kisses," an Oddball Preemie baby blanket, is headed to losnana via the U.S. Post Office. Delivery Confirmation # is: 0306 2400 0000 8940 8521.

Happy knitting!

suziehomemaker
04-25-2008, 02:45 PM
I finally mailed "Spring Fling" to Secksiebrat today. Here's the USPS tracking number: 0307 1790 0005 5141 6759 and I included pictures below.

HollyP
04-25-2008, 03:12 PM
Sandy,
If you still need knitters I'd love to join in on the preemie blanket fun! These blankets are turning out so beautiful!

Shandeh
04-25-2008, 06:15 PM
Shandeh- I can join another preemie blanket!:waving:
Sure thing! We are starting a new one soon. I went ahead and added your name to the list. I'll let you know what we call that blanket, so you can watch for it.
Sandy, If you still need knitters I'd love to join in on the preemie blanket fun! These blankets are turning out so beautiful!
Thanks Holly! I added you to the new blanket as well. We just need two more knitters, and we'll be ready to start it. :)

Cynamar
04-25-2008, 09:47 PM
I can join if you still need anyone.

Doodknitwit
04-26-2008, 12:53 AM
Yay! Our preemie blankets are on the MOVE! :)

We still need a few spots filled in, so if anyone wants to help with these blankets, let me know.

"Racecar Alley" and "Beach Party" each need one knitter.

:psst: :waving: :blooby:

stagebear
04-26-2008, 02:23 AM
Here's a pic of "Racecar Alley":
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2442648744_d839f05bf9.jpg
I used Microspun in black and white to make a street for racing! (and bordered it in red)
I'm hoping to get to the post office tomorrow - we'll see what work does to me. Otherwise, it will definately go out on Monday.

auburnchick
04-26-2008, 09:51 AM
Isn't that just adorable?! Wow! We're really getting creative!

Cynamar
04-26-2008, 09:53 AM
I didn't realize that this was the British thread when I volunteered. Sorry.

gmmarton
04-26-2008, 10:50 AM
This isn't the British thread...this is the thread for anyone and everyone, to the best of my knowledge!

pinnut3200
04-26-2008, 11:52 AM
I didn't realize that this was the British thread when I volunteered. Sorry.

The Oddball Preemie Blankets are being made in the US and the UK. I believe Sandy, the coordinator, helped the UK group get started, and the UK knitters post here, too. It is fun to see both group's blankets as they progress.

You will not need to mail internationally if you work on a blanket.

Constance123
04-26-2008, 01:08 PM
Hi Sandy
I can join a new blanket.
Sitting here waiting for Happy Crayons and need something to do.
Just turning out little slippers waiting for a blanket.
Weather is so pretty today over in Lansing that I'm knitting outside.....
Love
Constance

Shandeh
04-26-2008, 05:07 PM
I can join if you still need anyone.
Thank you, my friend! I've been hoping you would join us!
Just send me a private message, with your name and mailing address, and I'll put you on a blanket! :)
put me on
I've added you to the "Racecar Alley" blanket! :)
Here's a pic of "Racecar Alley":
I used Microspun in black and white to make a street for racing! (and bordered it in red)
I'm hoping to get to the post office tomorrow - we'll see what work does to me. Otherwise, it will definately go out on Monday.
"Racecar Alley" looks GREAT!!! Wonderful job, stagebear! :heart:
I can just imagine a little boy playing with his cars all over this blanket. :woohoo:
I didn't realize that this was the British thread when I volunteered. Sorry.
pinnut & gmmarton are correct. This discussion thread is for ALL the Oddball Preemie blankets in the US and England. There are only 5 participating knitters in England, so we just include them here in our discussion. And you will never have to mail a package to England.
I can join a new blanket. Sitting here waiting for Happy Crayons and need something to do.
Thanks Constance!
I just added you to our latest blanket, "Lavender's Blue"! :hug:

"Lavender's Blue" will include purple, lilac, blue, light blue, and white yarns. Right now, we have Howdovely, traceleighj, HollyP, and Constance123 on that blanket. We just need one more knitter!

We also need one more knitter for "Beach Party".

Constance123
04-26-2008, 06:39 PM
Thanks so much. Can't wait.
That's a beautiful name....Lavender's Blue.
Two blankets ahead to work on....
Finished my cream Prayer Shawl today....More little slippers til the blankets arrive.
Love
Constance

Spikey
04-26-2008, 08:04 PM
"Lavender's Blue" will include purple, lilac, blue, light blue, and white yarns. Right now, we have Howdovely, traceleighj, HollyP, and Constance123 on that blanket. We just need one more knitter!


Am happy to be the last knitter on Lavender's Blue! :muah:

Howdovely
04-27-2008, 08:11 AM
Oh my I LOVE Racecar Alley! What a great idea to do a street! How fun!!

Shandeh just put me on a Preemie blanket, so I'm excited to follow this thread too. I've worked on Oddball Baby blankets and an Oddball Adult blanket, but not a preemie yet. I can't wait to cast on Lavender Blues.


Here's a pic of "Racecar Alley":
I used Microspun in black and white to make a street for racing! (and bordered it in red)
I'm hoping to get to the post office tomorrow - we'll see what work does to me. Otherwise, it will definately go out on Monday.

Cynamar
04-27-2008, 12:31 PM
Congratulations, Brenda! When's the big day?

GiddyKnitter
04-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Congratulations xxx

kayrun
04-27-2008, 03:50 PM
I *think* I'm the last knitter on my blanket? ( Sunny Meadow)
Where does it need to go next?
Karen G
in GA

Howdovely
04-27-2008, 06:00 PM
Congratulations, Brenda! When's the big day?

Not sure yet - probably about a year from now...... lot of planning ahead!

auburnchick
04-27-2008, 07:04 PM
Congratulations!!!!

http://bestsmileys.com/wedding/2.gif

knitttina
04-28-2008, 05:10 PM
I picked up Summer Blossoms today. It is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the cards and candy pinnut!!!!!!!!

Secksiebrat
04-28-2008, 06:20 PM
I received the Spring Fling blanket today from suziehomemaker. Thank you for the foot rub. It will feel wonderful to have a nice foot massage!

~danielle~

losnana
04-28-2008, 07:59 PM
I just received Angel Kisses from gmmarton. It is sooo pretty!! With it came 2 balls of yarn and some pretty post-it notes. Thanks, Gail.

Shandeh
04-28-2008, 10:33 PM
I *think* I'm the last knitter on my blanket? ( Sunny Meadow) Where does it need to go next?
Thanks for checking, Karen! That blanket can come to me now. I'll send you a private message with my address.

Karina
04-29-2008, 05:19 AM
Brenda congratulations, have fun planning

misha rf
04-30-2008, 08:37 PM
Ocean Waves arrived today! :cheering:

Thank you, Auburnchick, for the beautiful stitch markers & cuticle cream (my cuticles really do need it)!!

Now, to decide if I like the DK blue that I have, or if I need to find something else...

auburnchick
04-30-2008, 09:36 PM
You're so welcome! Don't forget to keep those markers when you're done working on the blanket! :teehee:

lucky_alf2
05-01-2008, 01:01 AM
I received Easter Bonnet the other day from gmmarton! Wow did it get here quick! Thanks Gail for the pretty Sugar & Cream yarn and To-Do List pad :) I started my section today while the girls played at BK -- I'll get in some good knitting time in the car this weekend too as I'm going on an all lady camping trip :)

Thanks again!!

Adri

Shandeh
05-01-2008, 03:12 AM
Thanks Adri!
You're the last knitter on that blanket, so you can bind it off and send it to me when you are finished. If you think it needs a border, you can either do it yourself, or send it to me for the final work.
:hug:

Shandeh
05-01-2008, 03:21 AM
I received a surprise package from pinnut3200!

She used some more of the yarn I sent to her, and started another preemie blanket for us! She's named this one "Cotton Candy". I'm going to use some Ravelry knitters for that blanket, so we are in good shape! :thumbsup:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2377/2452562142_4103bf1e51.jpg

I am also casting on another blanket this week. Since we are already making "Lavender's Blue", I think we should also do "Lavender's Green" (with greens and purples).

We need 4 more knitters for that blanket. :)

Spikey
05-01-2008, 08:26 AM
Am happy to work on Lavender's Green!

wickedphantm
05-01-2008, 07:43 PM
I recieved Racecar Alley today.
Stagebear, thank you for the beautiful stitch markers! Love those :]

stagebear
05-02-2008, 12:28 AM
you're welcome. i'm glad it got there safely.

Doodknitwit
05-02-2008, 12:56 AM
:yay: :waving: :waving: :blooby:

pinnut3200
05-03-2008, 10:59 AM
"Lavender's Green" (with greens and purples). We need 4 more knitters for that blanket. :)

If you still need a knitter for this blanket, feel free to add me to the list.

Shandeh
05-03-2008, 01:52 PM
Doodknitwit, you're the last knitter on "Racecar Alley", and you should be expecting "Nursery Rhymes" any day now.

You can always check our blog to see where your name is:
http://preemieoddballkal.blogspot.com/

losnana
05-04-2008, 08:22 PM
Angel Kisses is ready to move on. It is so pretty with the pastels. So far there are 2 colors of basketweave stitch and 2 colors of Harris Tweed Rib. Forgive the poor photography.

Howdovely
05-05-2008, 01:02 PM
I received the needles and yarn to cast on Lavender's Blue!! Yay! Perfect timing too, since I JUST finished my section of another Oddball Baby Blanket! (Rainbow Sherbet)

Hopefully I'll start on it tonight, but perhaps tomorrow night instead.

Shandeh
05-05-2008, 02:42 PM
Angel Kisses is ready to move on. It is so pretty with the pastels.
:hug: I'm the next knitter for that blanket, so I'll be finishing it up.

I have a STACK of blankets to work on now. :teehee:

Shandeh
05-06-2008, 10:58 PM
Yesterday, I received "Sunny Meadow" from kayrun! :)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/2472564290_f79f07e72c.jpg

Now, I just have to add a border, and it will be ready to go!
kayrun included the yarn, so I could use it for another blanket.
Thank you! :hug:

jjminarcik
05-07-2008, 07:46 PM
Nursery Rhymes is on the way to Doodknitwit! Confirmation # 0494 2435 6110 5209 0142

DH dropped it at the post office for me. I would have posted sooner, but, it went out yesterday, which was also my birthday, (:clink:) so I took a break from the computer!

Shandeh
05-07-2008, 08:54 PM
Happy Birthday, jjminarcik! :muah:

MAmaDawn
05-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Happy Birthday jjminarcik!

Sweet Dreams is ready for the next knitter...

stagebear
05-07-2008, 11:20 PM
Cloud Nine is ready to travel on

Shandeh
05-08-2008, 12:29 AM
Thanks to Constance123, my load is getting a little easier. She has agreed to take care of some of the blankets that have piled up at my house.

I've just been too busy to do it all! Bad Sandy...Bad Sandy! :teehee:

I'm sending "Cotton Candy" and "Lavender's Green" her way, so she can knit in my place.

Thank you, Constance123! :hug:

gmmarton
05-08-2008, 12:47 AM
You can send something my way too...I'm just waiting for a blanket or two...or three or four.

Shandeh
05-08-2008, 12:51 PM
You can send something my way too...I'm just waiting for a blanket or two...or three or four.
Thank you, my friend!
I think I'm okay now, but I'll keep you in mind. :wink:

By the way, we are re-starting "Forest Greens", because the one I started has disappeared in the postal system. If the original one ever shows up, we'll get it going with a new name. :)

MAmaDawn
05-08-2008, 03:00 PM
By the way, we are re-starting "Forest Greens", because the one I started has disappeared in the postal system.

:pout: Does the post office know where it is?

wickedphantm
05-08-2008, 03:02 PM
I am almost finished with Racercar Alley, so Shandeh if you can PM me the next knitters info, I will get it the mail as soon as i am finished :yay:

stagebear
05-08-2008, 04:29 PM
Here's a pic of Coud Nine:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2134/2477756940_6dcb3b6cfb.jpg
I used Micropsun in White and a two-stick check pattern.

auburnchick
05-08-2008, 04:34 PM
I am almost finished with Racercar Alley, so Shandeh if you can PM me the next knitters info, I will get it the mail as soon as i am finished :yay:

It's me! :woohoo:

I sent you my mailing information. :thumbsup:

MAmaDawn
05-08-2008, 08:48 PM
Found the usb cable for my camera so here's a pic of Sweet Dreams...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2476944633_59b9fa48b0.jpg

Shandeh
05-09-2008, 12:13 AM
:pout: Does the post office know where it is?
Nope, because for some reason the postal worker forgot to do delivery confirmation on it. I wish I had noticed on the day it was sent. :pout: Oh well.....it was just the beginning portion. It will probably turn up again one day, and we can welcome it back to the fold. :) I'll start another Forest Greens, and if the other one ever turns up, we'll give it a new name. :wink:
I am almost finished with Racercar Alley, so Shandeh if you can PM me the next knitters info, I will get it the mail as soon as i am finished
It's me! I sent you my mailing information.
Woo Hoo! Racecar Alley is on the move! :cheering:

Moxiemade
05-09-2008, 01:38 AM
I'm not sure if youre taking volunteers that are new to these forums and/or to Ravelry (still waiting on an invite), but if you are I'd be thrilled to participate. I'm new to knitting forums and therefore new to this idea and I absolutely LOVE it! Let me know if/how you need help.

Shandeh
05-09-2008, 01:56 AM
I'm not sure if youre taking volunteers that are new to these forums and/or to Ravelry (still waiting on an invite), but if you are I'd be thrilled to participate. I'm new to knitting forums and therefore new to this idea and I absolutely LOVE it! Let me know if/how you need help.
Hi Moxiemade! Welcome to the KH Forum. :hug:

If you want to join our Oddball Preemie Blanket project, just send me a private message with your name and mailing address, and I'll add you to one of our blankets! :)

To send me a private message, just click my photo to the left of this message, and then click "Send private message to Shandeh".

auburnchick
05-09-2008, 10:33 AM
I'm not sure if youre taking volunteers that are new to these forums and/or to Ravelry (still waiting on an invite), but if you are I'd be thrilled to participate. I'm new to knitting forums and therefore new to this idea and I absolutely LOVE it! Let me know if/how you need help.

Moxie,

Welcome to KH and this project! I look forward to hearing more from you! :hug:

MAmaDawn
05-09-2008, 08:41 PM
Sweet Dreams tracking number is 0103 8555 7495 0155 6096 and it's headed to losnana... shouldn't take too long to get there... doesn't have that far to go....

Shandeh
05-10-2008, 02:20 AM
Tonight, I mailed the following blankets out, using the self-service box at the post office. They will probably show up online tomorrow afternoon:

"Cotton Candy" and "Lavender's Green" to Constance123
0307 3330 0001 2860 1485

Doodknitwit
05-10-2008, 08:38 AM
Nursery Rhymes is on the way to Doodknitwit! Confirmation # 0494 2435 6110 5209 0142

DH dropped it at the post office for me. I would have posted sooner, but, it went out yesterday, which was also my birthday, (:clink:) so I took a break from the computer!

Got it!! Sweet..blankie. :X:

Cynamar
05-10-2008, 08:45 AM
I have beautiful new yarn for Nursery Rhymes and I am casting on the new Beach Party today. YAY!!!

Shandeh
05-10-2008, 02:59 PM
Today, I received the "Angel Kisses" blanket from losnana. She also included some neat photo coasters. I think I'll print out some photos of Oddball Projects to go in them. :)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2310/2481191160_f4ebb340e1.jpg

Shandeh
05-10-2008, 03:00 PM
I am casting on the new Beach Party today. YAY!!!
Wonderful! NOW, we just need some more knitters for that one. :wink:

Who wants to work on the "Beach Party" blanket?

auburnchick
05-10-2008, 04:04 PM
Sign me up, please!

misha rf
05-10-2008, 06:08 PM
I should be finished with Ocean Blues this weekend.

Who's next??

Doodknitwit
05-10-2008, 07:23 PM
i'm using aqua on Nursery Rhymes

auburnchick
05-10-2008, 08:38 PM
I should be finished with Ocean Blues this weekend.

Who's next??

According to the blog, kelly57 is next.

How did you like the pattern?

Constance123
05-10-2008, 10:26 PM
Love to have Beach Parth.
Sitting up here in Lansing without a little blanket to knit on.
However, I am finishing off the Prayer Shawl which will be put to good use next week. Can't wait to get a baby blanket next week to work on.
Love
Constance

kellyh57
05-11-2008, 11:14 AM
I PM-ed misha with my address for Ocean Blues!

Kelly

Shandeh
05-11-2008, 07:06 PM
Now, we just need 2 more knitters for Beach Party! :)

misha rf
05-11-2008, 10:58 PM
I tried posting this earlier, but the forum went a little flooey.

The blanket is boxed & ready to go to kellyh57!

The pics are up on my flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48411220@N00/sets/72157603963228348/)

The blanket's the last 3 pics. I don't have the time right now to resize them to post them here. :zombie:

Shandeh
05-12-2008, 06:43 AM
Here is the "Ocean Blues" blanket after misha rf!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2352/2486290796_53d19457c1.jpg

gmmarton
05-12-2008, 06:47 AM
Well, that's gorgeous!

auburnchick
05-12-2008, 10:47 AM
Oh wow! That's turning out really pretty!

kellee0302
05-12-2008, 11:50 AM
I can work on this one if you still need someone.

Constance123
05-12-2008, 12:06 PM
Sitting up here twiddling my needles.....prayer shawl finished.....send me anything!!!
Love
Constance

GiddyKnitter
05-12-2008, 12:17 PM
Hi Connie

I have a little cardigan here that Leah wants finished for her holidays next
Monday you can do that if you like hehehe

misha rf
05-12-2008, 03:01 PM
Awww...thanks, y'all! :aww:

Shandeh
05-12-2008, 08:25 PM
I can work on this one if you still need someone.
Sorry Kellee! We took requests for that blanket a while back, and the list is full. You gotta be QUICK in this place! These ladies are MAD KNITTERS! :teehee:

The only blanket with openings right now is the "Beach Party" blanket. We need two knitters for that. Now.....watch how fast knitters sign up for it! :thumbsup:

Sitting up here twiddling my needles.....prayer shawl finished.....send me anything!!!
Love, Constance
Poor Connie.....I have added you to 6 blankets, but none of them are ready to come to you right now. :pout: Hang on a little while, and you'll be inundated with blankets! :)

Constance123
05-12-2008, 10:33 PM
Tomorrow I'm making a run with preemie hats to Children's Mercy. I'll probably be in Children's about 12:30 or 1 p.m. Giddy Knitter......that is soooooo not funny, you just get yourself busy and finish up that sweater for Leah. If you were here I'd gladly finish it up.....but we know how far away you are. Hey....you know what??? You could just jump on a plane and bring it over!!!! I will be patient and sit and put another shawl on the pins and get started...and patiently wait for the little blankies to show up. Love Constance

losnana
05-13-2008, 11:44 AM
I just received Sweet Dreams from MAmaDawn. Along with "One Skein Knits for the Home." Thanks, Dawn.

Moxiemade
05-13-2008, 01:32 PM
I'd like to be added to Beach Party if you still need people. Thanks!

Shandeh
05-13-2008, 02:39 PM
I'd like to be added to Beach Party if you still need people. Thanks!
You got it, my friend! :thumbsup:

Now, we just need 1 more knitter for "Beach Party".

We also need to start a couple new blankets, so we'll have a good circulation going.

Here are some new names for us to start with:

"Salt Water Taffy" (pastels)
"Baby Boy Blue" (blues)
"Pink Lemonade" (pink and yellow)

By the way, Constance, did you receive the "Lavender's Green" blanket I sent to you?

Also, I wanted to ask you all about something. Would you mind if we give a few of our blankets to other places? I know of a crisis pregnancy center that could use blankets for newborn babies. I think a few of our blankets would be appreciated there.

MAmaDawn
05-13-2008, 02:49 PM
That sounds fine to me.... I just happy to help whom (it is whom here right?) ever needs it.

losnana, your welcome, I hope you can enjoy knitting from the one skien knits....

pinnut3200
05-13-2008, 05:13 PM
We also need to start a couple new blankets, so we'll have a good circulation going.

Here are some new names for us to start with:

"Salt Water Taffy" (pastels)
"Baby Boy Blue" (blues)
"Pink Lemonade" (pink and yellow)

Sandy,

If you need knitters, please feel free to sign me up for any or all of these blankets. Thanks

Spikey
05-13-2008, 07:28 PM
Am happy to help on Salt Water Taffy.

MAmaDawn - it is confusing to know when to use whom and who! The way I try to remember is, if it would be correct to use the word 'him', you'd use 'whom' and if it would be correct to use the word 'he', you'd use 'who'. Does that make sense?

Howdovely
05-13-2008, 10:31 PM
Also, I wanted to ask you all about something. Would you mind if we give a few of our blankets to other places? I know of a crisis pregnancy center that could use blankets for newborn babies. I think a few of our blankets would be appreciated there.
I think that's a fabulous idea. Spread the love............

We have a 'Baby Basics' closet through the YWCA locally, but they are always in desparate need of newborn diapers, not blankets.

Howdovely
05-13-2008, 10:32 PM
Am happy to help on Salt Water Taffy.

MAmaDawn - it is confusing to know when to use whom and who! The way I try to remember is, if it would be correct to use the word 'him', you'd use 'whom' and if it would be correct to use the word 'he', you'd use 'who'. Does that make sense?
Wow, where were you when I tried to learn this the first time???? Pushing 40, and still learning................. thanks!!!

Spikey
05-13-2008, 11:01 PM
Wow, where were you when I tried to learn this the first time???? Pushing 40, and still learning................. thanks!!!
See how we can all still learn from our elders! (I'm 41 :wink: )
:roflhard: I cracked myself up.

Howdovely
05-13-2008, 11:36 PM
See how we can all still learn from our elders! (I'm 41 :wink: )
:roflhard: I cracked myself up.

heh heh heh.................

MAmaDawn
05-13-2008, 11:42 PM
you two are so funny.... thanks for the tip Spikey, that's a great way to remember it!

kellyh57
05-14-2008, 01:46 PM
I got Ocean Waves today- complete with yarn!!! I haven't decided if I should use my yarn, or the stuff that came with it....oh the decisions!!!

Thank you for the yarn, misha :) I LOOOOOOOVVVVEEE it!!!

Can you tell I'm happy today. I'm going nutso with the !!s

Kelly

Spikey
05-14-2008, 06:05 PM
:woohoo: Forest Greens arrived at my house this afternoon. Welcome, little blanket, we were so worried about you!

The box is fine, the address is all correct, and there is a delivery confirmation attached. Nothing to explain why it took almost three weeks to go from NC to PA first class :shrug:

No matter, as long as it is safe and sound. :woot:

Shandeh - have you started another one, or should we still call this Forest Greens?

gmmarton
05-14-2008, 06:08 PM
Wow! How cool is this one! I'm delighted, because I'm on this blanket's roster, and I already have some cool green forest-like yarn! :woohoo:

Thanks for the info...where it has been for the last three weeks is just another mystery of the cosmos...:wink:

misha rf
05-14-2008, 10:05 PM
I'm so glad it got there, and that you like the yarn! Happy knitting! :teehee:

Shandeh
05-14-2008, 10:10 PM
:woohoo: Forest Greens arrived at my house this afternoon. Welcome, little blanket, we were so worried about you!
Shandeh - have you started another one, or should we still call this Forest Greens?
Since our little blanket was determined to arrive at its destination, let's allow it to keep the original name. :wink:
(or....we COULD call it "The Little Blanket That Could") :teehee:

Howdovely
05-15-2008, 07:07 AM
Since our little blanket was determined to arrive at its destination, let's allow it to keep the original name. :wink:
(or....we COULD call it "The Little Blanket That Could") :teehee:

HAHA!! Or how about "The Little Blanket That DID"!! LOL

lucky_alf2
05-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Hi Ladies! I've been busy....

I finished up my section of Easter Bonnet and added a border too since I was the last knitter (my first border BTW). It turned out very cute IMO. I mailed it back to Shandah yesterday -- usps tracking # 0307 1790 0002 4290 5050 w/an ETA of 6 days

The needles looked so sad empty, so I went ahead and cast on for another blanket. I mailed it to Spikey yesterday as it was supposed to replace the "lost" Forest Greens blanket, which ironically just showed up.....anyways, not sure what the plan will be for this new little blankie now -- I'm sure our fearless leader Shandah will let us know :) -- usps tracking # 0307 1790 0002 4290 5043 w/an ETA of 4 days

Happy Knitting!

Secksiebrat
05-15-2008, 01:52 PM
That border is adorable. Is it hard? I'm going to do a border here soon on the one I'll be finishing up! I guess I need to get a little booklet on crochet borders!

Great job! :cheering:

~danielle~

MAmaDawn
05-15-2008, 04:38 PM
Danielle I need one too... any suggestion anyone?

HollyP
05-15-2008, 05:00 PM
I don't know of a booklet but here is a bunch of edgings Crochet Pattern Central (http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/edgings.php)
The range from easy to fairly difficult so you should be able to find one that works for you.

MAmaDawn
05-15-2008, 06:14 PM
Thank you so much Holly! I just learned to crochet so this will be a GREAT help!

Shandeh
05-15-2008, 10:50 PM
HAHA!! Or how about "The Little Blanket That DID"!! LOL
:teehee:
I finished up my section of Easter Bonnet and added a border too since I was the last knitter (my first border BTW). It turned out very cute IMO.
It IS cute! :inlove: It really looks like an Easter Bonnet now. :)
The needles looked so sad empty, so I went ahead and cast on for another blanket. I mailed it to Spikey yesterday as it was supposed to replace the "lost" Forest Greens blanket, which ironically just showed up.....anyways, not sure what the plan will be for this new little blankie now -- I'm sure our fearless leader Shandah will let us know :)
Thank you for starting another blanket for us! :muah:
This blanket will be "Salt Water Taffy"! :thumbsup:
That border is adorable. Is it hard? I'm going to do a border here soon on the one I'll be finishing up! I guess I need to get a little booklet on crochet borders!
I wish I knew how to do more than just single or double crochet. I don't know how to make those "shell" designs for a pretty border. I guess we should all take a crochet class. :wink:

Thanks for the link, HollyP! :hug:

stagebear
05-15-2008, 11:07 PM
Easter Bonnet is so pretty! I want one for myself. :teehee:
I should learn to crochet too - that border is gorgeous!

Shandeh
05-15-2008, 11:34 PM
I want one too. cloud9
Wouldn't it be cool to have a big lap blanket made with that supersoft baby yarn? :inlove: I think I would turn into a female Linus. :teehee:

lucky_alf2
05-16-2008, 12:16 AM
Thanks for all the kind words about the edging. Actually, I don't know how to crochet - I've tried a few times and just can't seem to get it....so the edging was actually knit. Basically I picked up stitches all the way around the blanket's edge and just knit a few rows in the round. Then I did a picot bind-off. I used the instructions from knitty here (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATfall06TT.html) (pg down), but didn't like the cable-cast-on so I just used a knitting-on method instead. It was easier than thought.

:)

stagebear
05-16-2008, 12:34 AM
Sandy, you can put me at the end of "Salt Water Taffy." I would love the chance to try a knit edging. By the time it gets to my turn, I'll have a new address, so I'll send that to you.

kellyh57
05-16-2008, 01:27 PM
I'm finishing up Ocean Waves. It should be ready to mail tomorrow. Let me know who's next if they're ready :)

Kelly

Shandeh
05-16-2008, 02:23 PM
Thanks for all the kind words about the edging. Actually, I don't know how to crochet - I've tried a few times and just can't seem to get it....so the edging was actually knit.
Cool! :thumbsup: Thanks for the link!
Sandy, you can put me at the end of "Salt Water Taffy." I would love the chance to try a knit edging. By the time it gets to my turn, I'll have a new address, so I'll send that to you.
Sure thing. :hug:
I'm finishing up Ocean Waves. It should be ready to mail tomorrow. Let me know who's next if they're ready :)
Thanks Kelly! I'll check on the next knitter now. :wink:

stagebear
05-16-2008, 09:54 PM
Spikey, did you get "Cloud Nine?" USPS shows it was delivered.

Shandeh
05-17-2008, 12:59 AM
I'll send her a PM to check on it. :thumbsup:

Spikey
05-17-2008, 01:48 AM
The needles looked so sad empty, so I went ahead and cast on for another blanket. I mailed it to Spikey yesterday as it was supposed to replace the "lost" Forest Greens blanket, which ironically just showed up.....anyways, not sure what the plan will be for this new little blankie now

Spikey, did you get "Cloud Nine?" USPS shows it was delivered.

Have been out of town for a few days, and arrived home to find Salt Water Taffy and Cloud Nine waiting for me. Our terrific pet sitter brought them in so they didn't get wet in all of the rain we had today.:woohoo:

Thanks, lucky_alf2, for the lovely coaster. :hug:It will always remind me of what wonderful people knitters are.

Thanks, stagebear, for the gorgeous stitch markers. :hug:I can't wait to use them on my lace project. They are really stunning!

Doodknitwit
05-17-2008, 11:05 AM
Got it!! Sweet..blankie. :X:


ready soon to send Nursery Rhymes on its way :waving:

Doodknitwit
05-17-2008, 11:08 AM
looks like Constance123 is next:happydance:

Cynamar
05-17-2008, 11:37 AM
I'm sorry for the little hold-up on Beach Party. I ordered circulars on Jo-Ann's to use and donate and I'm waiting for my order. I started it on other needles and will knit it onto the new ones.

Shandeh
05-17-2008, 05:29 PM
looks like Constance123 is next:happydance:
That's correct! I'll send her a PM about the "Nursery Rhymes" blanket.

I'm sorry for the little hold-up on Beach Party. I ordered circulars on Jo-Ann's to use and donate and I'm waiting for my order. I started it on other needles and will knit it onto the new ones.
Thanks for letting us know! And thank you for getting new circular needles for the blanket! :muah:

Cynamar
05-17-2008, 06:16 PM
I started to use my Boyle circulars but the cable was too long and not flexible enough so I started it on straights and ordered some Susan Bates circulars from JoAnn's. I have two sets of size 6's coming for us.

Cynamar
05-17-2008, 06:17 PM
I oculd send you the extra pair with the blanket or keep them in case I ever start another. Whichever you prefer.

Shandeh
05-17-2008, 06:21 PM
I oculd send you the extra pair with the blanket or keep them in case I ever start another. Whichever you prefer.

I think you should hold onto them, my friend. :hug:
You never know when you'll want to start another one for us! :)