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Shandeh
07-19-2008, 09:34 PM
Hello friendly charity knitters and crocheters! :waving:

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

The Midwest Great Lakes Baby Blankets are led by traceleighj (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/member.php?u=15341)

The Great Lakes region includes Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio.

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

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

wickedphantm
07-21-2008, 08:48 PM
I'm still in :]

traceleighj
07-21-2008, 09:35 PM
Hi! I am so excited!!
I am working on a blog for us and I will let you know when that is up.
For now, we need a few more knitters and some great blankets to get us going....I am sure there are a ton of ideas out there and I am welcome to any and all suggestions!!!

momwolf
07-22-2008, 07:36 AM
I'm in and excited about the project:cheering:

traceleighj
07-23-2008, 10:04 PM
Yippe! I finally get a night off and have accomplished a ton of work for our group! Emails sent, check. Ravelry updated, check.

I have even hit up my knitting group- from Ravelry into joining up- they all see me working on the blankets every month and love them. It won't really be a hard sell.

Last on the list, Blog, CHECK! More to come as we get going, but it's a start!

http://greatlakesoddball.blogspot.com/

babsnelson
07-30-2008, 09:25 PM
Way to go Tracie!! I'm in.....just let me know what I need to do!

wickedphantm
07-31-2008, 09:28 AM
Are we going to start back up right on August 1st? We might need to get some ideas together!
Is there only a few of us? No one is really active on this thread...

traceleighj
07-31-2008, 01:39 PM
Yes, this thread has been kind of quiet. I am oging to get some needles and start a blanket. Right now there aren't too many of us- so put on some pressure! I will post our frst blanket tomorrow and get that going! Wicked- would you like to be #2? I am at work right now and my lists are at home, but I will definitely get one going and out the door on Monday!

momwolf
07-31-2008, 07:43 PM
Don't we need to come up with some themes for our blanket?And what about colors? My computer will be down for the weekend so don't worry if I don't answer right away

Shandeh
07-31-2008, 09:08 PM
I'll be sending some needles and yarn your way soon, traceleighj!
:muah:

traceleighj
07-31-2008, 09:40 PM
Thanks Shandeh!

Momwolf- I do have ideas and will post more tomorrow- I am stuck at my parents tonight dog-sitting and will get home tomorrow afternoon to post a couple to start. If you do have any ideas, let me know I would love to have a bunch!

wickedphantm
08-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Tracie -- I would love to be number two on our first blanket! I am so uncreative when it comes to names and whatnot...everything I think of is so similar or exactly the same as ones we did as a large group!!
I definately think the rainbow themed ones were amazing!

traceleighj
08-01-2008, 07:56 AM
ETA: I am going to keep this post as a running list of blankets.

12/8/08- updated

Somewhere Over the Rainbow- (temporarily MIA)
Little Bo Peep- traceleighj is knitting the border

Butterfly Meadow-
traceleighj- DONE
Ladybug Lady- DONE
Monzogary- DONE
Momwolf- DONE
Crystal1615 (Rav)- working on it
becjo

Cottonball- (all white)
traceleighj- done
Monzogary- DONE
Momwolf- DONE
Ladybug Lady- DONE
Babsnelson-DONE
Crystal1615 (rav)- working on it

Rainbow Brite- all garter stitch
red- traceleighj- done
orange- Baronreads- DONE
yellow- Momwolf- DONE
green- Becjo- DONE
blue- Mulderknitter- DONE
purple- Monzogary

Not Easy Being Green- all greens
Mulderknitter- DONE
Momwolf- DONE
Monzogary- DONE
Baronreads- waiting for it to arrive
Becjo
thesawat (Rav)

Peppy Pastels-
Cheryl1973 (Rav) DONE
applemac (Rav) DONE
jelwismuth (Rav) DONE
becjo DONE
thesawat (Rav) DONE
babsnelson (Rav) working on it

Winter Wonderland-
Momwolf- DONE
Mulderknitter DONE
jlewismuth (Rav) DONE
mapletree1234- working on it
applemac
schcrochet (Rav) section and border

Berry Bliss-
Babsnelson (Rav) DONE
baronreads (Rav)
jlewismuth (Rav)
cheryl1973 (Rav)
applemac (Rav)
mapletree1234

Sunny Daze-
traceleighj DONE
BBQknits (Rav) DONE
thesawat (Rav) waiting for it to arrive
Packerbelle (Rav)
mapletree1234
schcrochet (Rav)

wickedphantm
08-01-2008, 08:57 AM
Tracie-I definately have some stash orange!
Do you want to do it in all garter stitch?

Shandeh
08-01-2008, 11:28 AM
Good luck with your blankets, Great Lakes region! :thumbsup:
Be good to your new leader, my friends! :muah:

momwolf
08-01-2008, 02:46 PM
Can I have Green please?
And I can be # 2 on Little Boy Blue

traceleighj
08-01-2008, 05:27 PM
You're in momwolf....thanks! I am just waiting for the pot of water to boil to straighten out the circular needles. Plus, I went a little crazy on yarn...:eyes:

traceleighj
08-01-2008, 06:06 PM
Tracie-I definately have some stash orange!
Do you want to do it in all garter stitch?

garter sounds good to me!

becjo
08-04-2008, 02:21 PM
I just replied to the blog - but I'd love to be included in this myself. I live in Indiana - so is this the right area where I need to be? Sign me up for wherever you need me & let me know what I need to do! I'd be thrilled to be included!!!!
:cheering:

babsnelson
08-04-2008, 03:40 PM
You can sign me up for both Tracie. I can do Yellow for "Over the Rainbow" and I've got TONS of misc blues. (DH's favorite color!!)

traceleighj
08-04-2008, 09:22 PM
Thanks becjo and babsnelson! You are both in.

becjo, I think I have your info, but can you pm it to me so I can make sure my file is correct?

babsnelson- I will catch you for the info on Thursday- you are going right? I was thinking we could start one with just the NWK group as a few have said they were interested!

momwolf
08-11-2008, 05:42 AM
Have we started yet :shrug:

traceleighj
08-11-2008, 07:44 AM
We have we have! I will be sending Somewhere Over the Rainbow out today to Wickedphantm! When I get home this pm, I will post a picture and update the blog!

I have also started on Little Boy Blue- Momwolf, are you ready? I hope to get this out to you on Friday!

We still need a few knitters.....

momwolf
08-11-2008, 07:52 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_206.gif Yes I ready!!!!!!!!!! Let's get this yarn ball rolling :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

traceleighj
08-11-2008, 08:33 AM
:roflhard:

traceleighj
08-11-2008, 08:12 PM
As promised, here it is!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2754482201_d9b50595eb_m.jpg

Wickedphantm- this was sent to you today- tracking number is 0307 3330 0000 2509 8456. You should get it within 3 days! Now, I am off to update the blog and then to work on Little Boy Blue.

wickedphantm
08-12-2008, 02:11 PM
Looking forward to adding Orange! That Red you used looks lovely! Do we have someone lined up for Yellow?

traceleighj
08-12-2008, 02:45 PM
Yellow will be knit by Babsnelson! We are good on knitters until purple.

monzogary
08-12-2008, 04:47 PM
I have purple! I just went through my soft acrylic stash and I have light and dark purple. Let me know if you would like for me to do the purple section.
I also have two shades of blue if you want to add me to the blue blanket as well.

traceleighj
08-13-2008, 07:47 AM
GREAT! Monzogary- you are purple then! I checked, and I have all your info, so I will let you know when your time is up.

I was at Prayer Shawl last nignt and almost finished Little Boy Blue (I have only a couple rows left) that will be heading out to Momwolf on Friday!

momwolf
08-13-2008, 08:11 AM
:woot::woohoo::woot::woohoo:

Shandeh
08-13-2008, 06:54 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/signs8/17.gif

traceleighj
08-13-2008, 08:20 PM
We have 2 more knitters!

Monzogary will knit purple on Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and thesawat (from Ravelry and my knitting group) will knit on Little Boy Blue. Thanks to you both we are happy to have you join us!

The blanket list is updated- see pg 2. It's post 13- everything is updated here and on the blog.

Mulderknitter
08-14-2008, 09:14 AM
:waving: do you have all the knitters you need? I live in MN and have just about every color of the rainbow, including blue! let me know if you need someone and I can peruse my stash.....:roflhard:
ETA: Tracie-you could probably drive the blanket to me! I'm in Mpls!

wickedphantm
08-14-2008, 11:05 AM
I recieved Somewhere Over The Rainbow this morning!

traceleighj
08-14-2008, 12:58 PM
:waving: do you have all the knitters you need? I live in MN and have just about every color of the rainbow, including blue! let me know if you need someone and I can peruse my stash.....:roflhard:
ETA: Tracie-you could probably drive the blanket to me! I'm in Mpls!

We never have enough knitters! Would you like to work on Little Boy Blue? We could totally meet up and do a swap (or just meet up:p )! Can you PM me with all pertinent info? Name, address and if you have smoke/allergy concerns?

I have a couple more blankets lined up, but don't want to overwhelm anyone!

Wickedphantm- so glad you received the blanket.

Mulderknitter
08-14-2008, 02:08 PM
PM'd ya:waving:

traceleighj
08-14-2008, 11:35 PM
Yea!:woohoo: My 200th post!
Welcome Mulderknitter- you will be last on Little Boy Blue (we can get together when you are finished then :waving: )
Also, a new blanket on the list will be Little Bo Peep all girly and pink. No rush, just thought I'd throw it out there........

traceleighj
08-14-2008, 11:51 PM
We have another knitter from Ravelry joining us- Cheryl1973 on Rav...Welcome!

Mulderknitter
08-15-2008, 08:06 AM
Yea!:woohoo: My 200th post!
Welcome Mulderknitter- you will be last on Little Boy Blue (we can get together when you are finished then :waving: )
Also, a new blanket on the list will be Little Bo Peep all girly and pink. No rush, just thought I'd throw it out there........
OOoOOh we can go yarn shopping! And knit! and eat yummies! :woohoo:

Mulderknitter
08-15-2008, 08:36 AM
Since I'm last on the Little boy blue, why don't you put me at the top for the pink one? It seems you have it first, so we could just meet up when you are done and you could pass it off to me? :knitting:

monzogary
08-15-2008, 02:30 PM
You can add me to the Little Bo Peep; having 3 girls here at home I have a good bit of girlie and pink yarns lol.

traceleighj
08-15-2008, 02:51 PM
Will do!!:thumbsup:

traceleighj
08-19-2008, 08:02 AM
Little Boy Blue was posted to Momwolf yesterday. Momwolf- can you take a picture when you are done? I thought I did, but there was nothing on my camera....maybe DH deleted it......:doh:

momwolf
08-19-2008, 08:40 AM
I'd be happy to:teehee:

momwolf
08-19-2008, 09:16 PM
traceleighj
Can you believe I got the blanket TODAY :woohoo:in the mail.
Thank you so much for the little Shawl book,what a great gift:hug:
I will take a picture when I'm done and post it.
Thanks again !!!:muah:

traceleighj
08-19-2008, 10:11 PM
Yeah!!!! I knew it would be quick to you. I mailed it from work this time as I couldn't get to the PO! Enjoy the book, there were some cute things in there!

traceleighj
08-19-2008, 10:14 PM
Since I'm last on the Little boy blue, why don't you put me at the top for the pink one? It seems you have it first, so we could just meet up when you are done and you could pass it off to me? :knitting:

Mulder, I will be casting on soon. I will let you know when I am done and we can plan a meet!

wickedphantm
08-20-2008, 10:58 PM
I'm working on Over the Rainbow...school started this week, so its going slow (can garter stitch ever be considered to be slow?)
My yarn is a bronzey-orange. I think it looks nice with the red. Will try to post when I'm done. Tracie, can I have the next knitter's info?

traceleighj
08-21-2008, 07:36 AM
I am checking and will get back to you!

ETA- 8/21/08 Sending you a PM with the details!

Mulderknitter
08-21-2008, 12:24 PM
Mulder, I will be casting on soon. I will let you know when I am done and we can plan a meet!
Sounds good to me!:muah:

Shandeh
08-22-2008, 12:01 AM
Hello, my friends! :waving:
I just updated the original Oddball Baby Blanket blog with links to all the blogs for the different regions of our project!
http://babyoddball.blogspot.com/
:muah:

momwolf
08-22-2008, 10:14 PM
Tracie can you pm me the address for the next knitter for Little Boy Blue,I will be mailing it on Monday.:teehee:

traceleighj
08-23-2008, 09:51 PM
Momwolf- I will check and get back to you!:waving:

momwolf
08-25-2008, 09:20 PM
Thesawat,
I'm mailing the Little Boy Blue blanket out to you tomorrow.
Here is a picture of it so far.I did a moss stitch.

traceleighj
08-26-2008, 08:23 AM
Very Pretty!

momwolf
08-28-2008, 08:54 PM
Tracie,
Can you find out if Thesawat got the blanket in the mail yet.:teehee:

traceleighj
08-29-2008, 08:41 AM
Momwolf-

I am checking and will let you know!

momwolf
08-29-2008, 11:06 PM
Tracie-I checked with post office and it was delivered Thursday at 3:47

Shandeh
08-30-2008, 01:56 PM
Go Great Lakes! :thumbsup:

wickedphantm
08-30-2008, 08:14 PM
My darling boyfriend shipped out Over the Rainbow on Friday but silly boy did not get delievery confirmation! Lets cross our fingers that it gets there!!

traceleighj
08-30-2008, 08:44 PM
My darling boyfriend shipped out Over the Rainbow on Friday but silly boy did not get delievery confirmation! Lets cross our fingers that it gets there!!
Do you know what day it shipped?

traceleighj
08-30-2008, 08:44 PM
Tracie-I checked with post office and it was delivered Thursday at 3:47
Thesawat confirmed getting the blanket and passes on a big thanks to you Momwolf!

wickedphantm
09-01-2008, 09:59 PM
Tracie-I believe he dropped it off friday morning.

traceleighj
09-02-2008, 08:01 AM
Tracie-I believe he dropped it off friday morning.

Thanks so much! I told Babsnelson to look for it in the next day or so.......

wickedphantm
09-03-2008, 01:52 PM
No word on Somewhere over the Rainbow?

traceleighj
09-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Not yet, but I will see our blankets tomorrow at knit night- I am sure it was delivered!

babsnelson
09-04-2008, 04:37 PM
I haven't seen Over the Rainbow yet, but I'm kind of expecting it in the mail today. (It doesn't come until after 4:00). I'll let Tracie know at knit night tonight though!!

wickedphantm
09-06-2008, 08:09 PM
Please tell me it was delievered and only delayed becasue of the holiday weekend!!!!

traceleighj
09-06-2008, 08:19 PM
Nope, still nothing, but that was as of yesterday.

babsnelson
09-07-2008, 08:11 AM
Sorry - still nothing.......but I bet it will show up on Monday.

traceleighj
09-10-2008, 01:49 PM
A big welcome to our newest knitter Ladybug Lady!

Keep watch out as I will be posting a few new blankets shortly.....

traceleighj
09-11-2008, 08:22 AM
Hi Everybody!
Check post #13- I have added 2 more blankets Cottonball (all white) and Butterfly Meadow. Let me know if you are interested.

momwolf
09-11-2008, 08:34 AM
You can put me on both

babsnelson
09-11-2008, 08:48 AM
What is the "theme" for Butterfly meadow? I don't want to commit if I don't have the yarn for it! (And does misc. cream count as white?)

monzogary
09-11-2008, 09:15 AM
You can add me to both too.

Ladybug Lady
09-11-2008, 10:37 AM
Please give more details on Butterfly Meadow as far as colors, fibers, and stitches. Count me in, though, it sounds pretty. Add me to Cottonball, too! Can it be any fiber?

traceleighj
09-11-2008, 01:24 PM
Please give more details on Butterfly Meadow as far as colors, fibers, and stitches. Count me in, though, it sounds pretty. Add me to Cottonball, too! Can it be any fiber?

Butterfly meadow will be pastel colors. You can use 100% acrylic, worsted weight yarn, that has a nice SOFT feel to it (like Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Soft, etc). The blanket has 3 knit stitches at the end of every row, this will create a border that won't curl. Other than that, you can use whatever stitch you want. I wouldn't use anything that has holes in it as little fingers can get caught on it.

I will add Ladybug Lady, Momwolf, and Monzogary to both. I will list you but will change the order when I get home to make it easier for delivery.

Babsnelson, I think white would be best- if you need some I have quite a bit, you are welcome to it! Let me know your final decision.

Ladybug Lady
09-11-2008, 10:37 PM
How many stitches are you casting on for the baby oddballs? I'm looking at some stitch patterns. (Has all fingers and toes on standby to do the maths!)

traceleighj
09-12-2008, 08:05 AM
How many stitches are you casting on for the baby oddballs? I'm looking at some stitch patterns. (Has all fingers and toes on standby to do the maths!)
I cast on 100 total, so you have 94 to play with.

babsnelson
09-12-2008, 08:37 AM
If you're willing to destash some whita acryllic to me, I'll do the cotton ball. And let me know if you need more knitters on Butterfly meadow. I might be able to do that one too.

traceleighj
09-12-2008, 01:00 PM
If you're willing to destash some whita acryllic to me, I'll do the cotton ball. And let me know if you need more knitters on Butterfly meadow. I might be able to do that one too.

You can certainly have it. No problem there!

Mulderknitter
09-12-2008, 04:50 PM
I now have Little Bo Peep in my hot little hands thanks to tracie!:yay:
Tracie, it was sooooo lovely to meet you today! I hope we can get together again!
I'm including a pic of the blanket in progress, and the lovely ceramic container Tracie so generously included as a gift!
Thank you again!
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b197/MulderMom/Picture209.jpg

traceleighj
09-13-2008, 05:38 PM
You are welcome Mulderknitter. It was nice to meet you as well. We will have to do it again!

traceleighj
09-15-2008, 01:20 PM
Babsnelson shipped Little Boy Blue today to Mulderknitter. Delivery confirmation # 03080070000143099396.

traceleighj
09-16-2008, 08:08 AM
We have a new knitter- Crystal1615 from Ravelry. :waving:

Mulderknitter
09-17-2008, 05:57 PM
I got little boy blue today! I sure have to get knitting!
Actually, I'm almost done with my part on Little bo peep, so it should be ready to ship off to the next knitter on saturday or so.
Monzogary-will you be ok to get it next week?
what other blankies still need a knitter added to them?:woohoo:

traceleighj
09-17-2008, 07:47 PM
Mulderknitter- I have one space on Butterfly Meadow right now if you are interested. All in pastels.......let me know!

Mulderknitter
09-17-2008, 08:27 PM
Mulderknitter- I have one space on Butterfly Meadow right now if you are interested. All in pastels.......let me know!
I was just perusing my stash... why do I have so many baby/pastel colors? oh, the knitting fates saw the charity knitting coming!:roflhard: I would love to be added!
Oh, I just finished Little Bo Peep, could you pm me the address for the next in line if she's/he's ready?:muah:

traceleighj
09-18-2008, 07:54 AM
I was just perusing my stash... why do I have so many baby/pastel colors? oh, the knitting fates saw the charity knitting coming!:roflhard: I would love to be added!
Oh, I just finished Little Bo Peep, could you pm me the address for the next in line if she's/he's ready?:muah:

I am checking with the next knitter and will let you know. And, yes, I will put you on Butterfly Meadow.

monzogary
09-18-2008, 10:15 AM
Actually, I'm almost done with my part on Little bo peep, so it should be ready to ship off to the next knitter on saturday or so.
Monzogary-will you be ok to get it next week?



I'll be all set here for it. :cheering:

traceleighj
09-18-2008, 07:21 PM
Great! I sent Mulderknitter everything she needs. I am going to start Butterfly Meadow tonight. I am going on vacation in a week :woot: (I've only had it planned since March- I can't believe it's finally time to go:woohoo: ) I will have both Butterfly Meadow and Cottonball done so I can send before I leave.

Mulderknitter
09-18-2008, 07:23 PM
Hey Monzogary! I got ur info, I hope to get it in the mail tomorrow, if at the latest on saturday. will post the confirmation # when I have it.
have a great weekend everyone!

monzogary
09-19-2008, 07:42 AM
:woot:Can't wait!

Mulderknitter
09-19-2008, 03:00 PM
Little Bo Peep went out today. Delivery conf # is 0308 1400 0001 8952 7512
:muah:

Mulderknitter
09-19-2008, 08:16 PM
I had a half day at work so I sat down and did my part on Little boy blue, which is now ready for the next knitter.:yay:
Pm me the address Tracie and I will get it out by monday!

traceleighj
09-22-2008, 08:29 AM
Will do!

monzogary
09-23-2008, 04:47 PM
Little Bo Peep arrived yesterday, and I started working on it today. It's so soft and cuddly!

traceleighj
09-24-2008, 09:51 PM
I have been very busy...
Here is a picture of Butterfly Meadow:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3159/2886628578_df2850acbe_m.jpg

I am almost finished with Cottonball as well. Both Butterfly Meadow and Cottonball will be posted on Friday.

I will be on vacation next week, and I think all of our blankets should be okay until I return.....hope you all have a good week. I am off to decide which project to take with me.....

Shandeh
09-24-2008, 11:04 PM
Great work, Great Lakes! :thumbsup:

traceleighj
09-25-2008, 09:53 PM
As promised, here is Cottonball:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2888292227_58991e1931_m.jpg

I really like the way this one turned out!
I will post Butterfly Meadow and Cottonball tomorrow as promised!

traceleighj
09-26-2008, 08:53 PM
Hi Everybody!
I met up with Mulderknitter today and she passed off Little Boy Blue to me.....
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/2891320180_3f307184e3_m.jpg

She also gave me some WONDERFUL body cream and two cat toys for my girls......as you can see, she won't give it up!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2890483497_b9fef8fbc3_m.jpg
Thanks so much Mulderknitter.

I did go to the PO today and Butterfly Meadow is on its way to Ladybug Lady (0308 0660 0000 6350 3970) and Cottonball is on its way to Monzogary (0308 0660 0000 6350 3987) hope they have safe travels.
Little Bo Peep is ready to be sent to Cheryl1973 from Rav.
I think we are good for while I am on vacation, and when I get back, more blankets to post!
Have a good week and happy knitting!

Ladybug Lady
09-27-2008, 07:36 PM
YAY!!! I'm on vacation now. When we get home on Wednesday, I bet Butterfly Meadow will be waiting for me!!

Ladybug Lady
09-27-2008, 07:41 PM
I will be on vacation next week, and I think all of our blankets should be okay until I return.....hope you all have a good week. I am off to decide which project to take with me.....



You're only taking ONE project with you on vacation? We're only on vacay for 5 days and I have 3 projects, 2 folios of needles and my Options set with me, "just in case". (I'm attending the NASCAR race with my father-in-law... You never know when you may need to do some impromptu knitting at the track! lol)

Shandeh
09-27-2008, 10:49 PM
I think we are good for while I am on vacation, and when I get back, more blankets to post!
Have a good week and happy knitting!
Have a nice vacation! :muah:

monzogary
09-29-2008, 05:41 PM
I got Cottonball in the mail today. I know the instructions say to use 100% acrylic yarn, but would it be ok if I used some Bernat Denimstyle? Its 70% acrylic and 30% cotton. If not, I will search through my stash some more. :)

Mulderknitter
09-30-2008, 07:59 AM
I can't imagine that would be a problem, as long as it's washable. I think that's the main idea. :muah:

Shandeh
09-30-2008, 10:45 PM
I got Cottonball in the mail today. I know the instructions say to use 100% acrylic yarn, but would it be ok if I used some Bernat Denimstyle? Its 70% acrylic and 30% cotton. If not, I will search through my stash some more. :)
I would check with the hospital where the blankets are being donated. Some hospitals require 100% acrylic. Others are more lenient.

Ladybug Lady
10-02-2008, 05:06 PM
We got home from vacation last night, and Butterfly Meadow was waiting for me. I will post pics soon!

Ladybug Lady
10-03-2008, 10:43 PM
So, I sat down tonight to start knitting on Butterfly Meadow, and it's on size 10.5 needles. I can barely get the stitches off the cable onto the needles, they're really, really, REALLY tight if I do.
Am I supposed to change to smaller needles? I thought worsted weight was typically knit on 7's - 9's?

I'm really confused. :??

monzogary
10-04-2008, 11:22 AM
I have finished knitting on both Little Bo Peep and Cottonball. Just waiting on address confirmation to send Little Bo Peep out, and Cottonball was sent out yesterday to Momwolf. Here are a few pics of these two blankets:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2910317237_82d539706a.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/2910317313_3d1841b561.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2910317351_647d290328.jpg?v=0

Ladybug Lady
10-04-2008, 03:17 PM
Oh so pretty!!! I love them both!

What is the stitch you used on Cottonball? I really like that.

momwolf
10-04-2008, 04:45 PM
Ladybug wrote-So, I sat down tonight to start knitting on Butterfly Meadow, and it's on size 10.5 needles. I can barely get the stitches off the cable onto the needles, they're really, really, REALLY tight if I do.
Am I supposed to change to smaller needles? I thought worsted weight was typically knit on 7's - 9's?

I'm really confused. :??

We are suppose to use the needles the blanket came on so don't understand why they would be so tight:??

Shandeh
10-04-2008, 06:00 PM
So, I sat down tonight to start knitting on Butterfly Meadow, and it's on size 10.5 needles. I can barely get the stitches off the cable onto the needles, they're really, really, REALLY tight if I do.
Am I supposed to change to smaller needles? I thought worsted weight was typically knit on 7's - 9's?
I'm really confused. :??
Hi Elizabeth. Sometimes we use size 10 or 10.5 needles for our blankets, because that's all we have available at the time.

If I were you, I would SLIP the stitches to a smaller needle, then knit them back onto the 10.5 needles on the next row. That will make things a little easier for you.

Good luck!:thumbsup:

traceleighj
10-04-2008, 08:28 PM
Hi! I'm back! Unfortunately....we left 85 degrees for 60! Brrrr!

Monzogary- Did you get my PM about Little Bo Peep? Let me know.

Ladybug Lady- Did you follow Sandy's suggestion? I didn't think it was that tight when I finished, I'm sorry if it was....

Mulderknitter
10-04-2008, 10:50 PM
Hi! I'm back! Unfortunately....we left 85 degrees for 60! Brrrr!

Monzogary- Did you get my PM about Little Bo Peep? Let me know.

Ladybug Lady- Did you follow Sandy's suggestion? I didn't think it was that tight when I finished, I'm sorry if it was....
Ladybug Lady - I would try what Sandy suggested, sometimes with different knitters and different stitch patterns things might be a bit wonky for the next person. Hope this helps!:waving:

monzogary
10-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Monzogary- Did you get my PM about Little Bo Peep? Let me know.



I did, but when I tried to print a label to ship it out, the address could not be found or confirmed by the postal system. I could have just addressed it by hand and taken it to the post office, but I didn't want to risk it not getting to the next knitter, KWIM? I sent a pm to the next knitter (cheryl1973) who is on Ravelry but have not heard back from her yet. As soon as I do I will send it out!

Ladybug Lady
10-05-2008, 12:41 PM
:muah:

Thanks for all the suggestions on Butterfly Meadow, everyone! I'll be starting it tonight and let you know how it goes.

traceleighj
10-05-2008, 07:21 PM
Thanks! Maybe I typed it wrong from when it was sent to me too. Thanks for double checking...it did take her a couple days to get back to me.

I did, but when I tried to print a label to ship it out, the address could not be found or confirmed by the postal system. I could have just addressed it by hand and taken it to the post office, but I didn't want to risk it not getting to the next knitter, KWIM? I sent a pm to the next knitter (cheryl1973) who is on Ravelry but have not heard back from her yet. As soon as I do I will send it out!

momwolf
10-06-2008, 06:56 PM
I got the Cottonball blanket today in the mail.:cheering:Will start on it tomorrow after I look up some interesting pattern stitch:teehee:
The blanket has some gorgeous stitch patterns already:woot:
Who do I send it to when I'm done?

traceleighj
10-07-2008, 08:00 AM
I got the Cottonball blanket today in the mail.:cheering:Will start on it tomorrow after I look up some interesting pattern stitch:teehee:
The blanket has some gorgeous stitch patterns already:woot:
Who do I send it to when I'm done?

I have the next person all lined up. I will PM you tonight with the details! Will you post a picture when you are done?

momwolf
10-07-2008, 09:44 AM
Tracie,
Thanks and yes I will take a pic when I am done:cheering:

traceleighj
10-15-2008, 09:11 PM
Hello All!!!!
It's been kind of quiet around here, so I just thought I'd check in. Can anyone tell me the status of all of the blankets?
I have Little Boy Blue and I will be mailing out to Becjo tomorrow. We had a little communication issue, but all is figured out now and she will be our last knitter on Butterfly Meadow as well.
I have a few more blankets to post, but thought I'd get a handle on where they all are at the moment.
I don't believe that Somewhere Over the Rainbow has materialized from the abyss that it is visiting. What do you all think about starting another rainbow replacement?
I am off to pack up the blanket for the mail and maybe I will knit a bit.

momwolf
10-15-2008, 09:34 PM
I still have Cottonball but will be sending it out in a couple of days.Been busy remodeling kitchen so had to put blanket on hold for a few days.

I VOTE FOR START A NEW OVER THE RAINBOW.

traceleighj
10-16-2008, 07:38 AM
Thanks Momwolf! I am very jealous of your kitchen project! My house has been quiet since we finished our basement overhaul.....maybe I should start small with my bathroom....

momwolf
10-16-2008, 05:38 PM
CottonBall will be in the mail to Elizabeth Van Velzer tomorrow:cheering:
And here is the pic I promised Tracie:teehee:

Shandeh
10-16-2008, 10:16 PM
Pretty! I like white. cloud9

monzogary
10-18-2008, 03:20 PM
I sent Little Bo Peep out to cheryl1973 (ravelry) today. Delivery confirmation #: 03080730000006247594.

Ladybug Lady
10-19-2008, 05:36 PM
Hi all,
I'll be knitting the last two rows of Butterfly Meadow tonight! Please PM the next address and I'll mail it tomorrow.

I vote to start another Rainbow, too!

traceleighj
10-19-2008, 07:58 PM
Thanks Ladybug Lady! I will check on the next knitter and get back to you!:woohoo:

traceleighj
10-21-2008, 07:37 AM
Ladybug Lady- I just sent you a PM with the details!

traceleighj
10-21-2008, 08:05 AM
Well, finally getting back into the knitting groove! So, how do I celebrate? 2 new blankets!
Rainbow Brite- all garter stitch
and
Not Easy Being Green- all greens

I have updated the list (post #13) as well as the blog. Both blankets need 5 knitters! Any takers?

momwolf
10-21-2008, 08:10 AM
Count me in on both:cheering:

monzogary
10-21-2008, 08:10 AM
I have soft green yarn! I also still have the purple I was saving for the original Rainbow blankie, so you can add me to both.

traceleighj
10-21-2008, 08:13 AM
I have soft green yarn! I also still have the purple I was saving for the original Rainbow blankie, so you can add me to both.

Gothcha!

Cheryl1979 from Rav received Little Bo Peep!

traceleighj
10-21-2008, 08:41 AM
Count me in on both:cheering:

What color would you like on Rainbow Brite?

momwolf
10-21-2008, 09:16 AM
Yellow:woohoo:

traceleighj
10-21-2008, 01:14 PM
Yellow:woohoo:

:thumbsup: Gotcha!!!

Ladybug Lady
10-22-2008, 05:57 PM
Butterfly Meadow is in the mail on its way to Monzogary! Confirmation number is: 0307 1790 0005 8159 3086

It should be there in a few days.

traceleighj
10-23-2008, 07:44 AM
Yeah! Becjo received Little Boy Blue. And, I am almost done with Rainbow Brite....then I will cast on Not Easy Being Green.

Anyone have any blanket theme ideas? Want to start one? Please let me know!

Mulderknitter
10-23-2008, 07:18 PM
Yeah! Becjo received Little Boy Blue. And, I am almost done with Rainbow Brite....then I will cast on Not Easy Being Green.

Anyone have any blanket theme ideas? Want to start one? Please let me know!
Is there a color we haven't started yet? If I remember right we use size 11 circs, and I think I have a few extra of those around here. Have we done purple?

traceleighj
10-24-2008, 07:36 AM
Mulder-
We have blue available on Rainbow Brite and a spot on Not Easy Being Green. We usually use sz 8-10 needles.....did you want to start Not Easy Being Green? I can get you needles if you need some. Let me know!

Mulderknitter
10-24-2008, 08:11 AM
Mulder-
We have blue available on Rainbow Brite and a spot on Not Easy Being Green. We usually use sz 8-10 needles.....did you want to start Not Easy Being Green? I can get you needles if you need some. Let me know!
I'd be happy to start on Not easy being green. I'm sure I have the needles.
Go ahead and put me where you need me on Rainbow Brite. :woohoo:
I'll get going this weekend. :yay:

traceleighj
10-24-2008, 01:26 PM
Okay Mulder! Thanks! I put you on Blue for Rainbow Brite and you will be casting on Not Easy Being Green. PM me your email addy and I will send you the directions to send along with the blanket.:woohoo:

Mulderknitter
10-24-2008, 04:33 PM
Done!:muah:

Ladybug Lady
10-24-2008, 06:50 PM
Hi there,

Here's Butterfly Meadow as it arrived from traceleighj along with a gift of notes in my favorite color: Sage Green! Also, a pic of it when I finished my section. I did a small butterfly stitch (I couldn't resist!!), the pattern is found here (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/littlebutterfly.htm).

Ladybug Lady
10-24-2008, 06:51 PM
I still haven't received Cottonball. Is there a tracking number for it?

momwolf
10-24-2008, 10:21 PM
Ladybug,
I didn't get it mailed out until the 21st so it should be there soon.03071790000481054304

traceleighj
10-25-2008, 08:08 PM
Butterfly Meadow looks so pretty! I am going to have to use that stitch on the blanket I am making!!!!!

Mulderknitter
10-25-2008, 09:19 PM
:waving: I finished casting on and my 4 inches for It's Not Easy Being Green, so Mom wolf, please PM me with your addy so I can get it out to you.
I am having so much fun! I got a stitch dictionary that I am loving, so don't be surprised if a gazillion new blankies come up!
How do you all feel about a "Purple People Eater"? blankie?

monzogary
10-26-2008, 01:53 PM
I received Butterfly Meadow on Friday, I worked on it yesterday and this morning, and my section is done! I can get it out in the mail this week is Momwolf is ready for it. I will try to post pics soon, but I have had company here so it may have to wait a few days. ;)

traceleighj
10-27-2008, 07:58 AM
:waving: I finished casting on and my 4 inches for It's Not Easy Being Green, so Mom wolf, please PM me with your addy so I can get it out to you.
I am having so much fun! I got a stitch dictionary that I am loving, so don't be surprised if a gazillion new blankies come up!
How do you all feel about a "Purple People Eater"? blankie?

Purple People Eater- that is great! Then I think one more will get us thru the holidays......

Mulderknitter
10-28-2008, 05:57 PM
It's not easy being green went in the mail today to momwolf!:yay: conf # 0305 0830 0002 5747 9036

momwolf
10-28-2008, 06:38 PM
Thank you!!
Ladybug did you get Cottonball yet?

traceleighj
10-29-2008, 07:58 AM
I received Little Boy Blue yesterday. It sure is pretty! All I have to do is the border and our first blanket is complete :woot:

Ladybug Lady
10-29-2008, 07:52 PM
Yes, I got Cottonball a few days ago with a set of GORGEOUS stitch markers!! THANKS!!!! I've been a bit harried as of late, my little son has quit sleeping through the night, so I'm a Mom Zombie. Hopefully I get to knit on it this weekend and take pics.

traceleighj
10-30-2008, 07:46 AM
Yes, I got Cottonball a few days ago with a set of GORGEOUS stitch markers!! THANKS!!!! I've been a bit harried as of late, my little son has quit sleeping through the night, so I'm a Mom Zombie. Hopefully I get to knit on it this weekend and take pics.
Thanks for the update! Good luck with your son...but I wonder if it is going around...I have been having problems sleeping too. :noway:

traceleighj
10-30-2008, 07:54 AM
Okay, I have posted two more blankets. Purple People Eater (all purples) and Peppy Pastels. I am updating our lists.....any takers?

Mulderknitter
10-30-2008, 08:09 AM
Okay, I have posted two more blankets. Purple People Eater (all purples) and Peppy Pastels. I am updating our lists.....any takers?
I'll get purple people eater started this weekend hopefully. In between trying to knit as many mini socks as possible!:yay:

Ladybug Lady
10-30-2008, 08:37 AM
Thanks for the update! Good luck with your son...but I wonder if it is going around...I have been having problems sleeping too. :noway:
Well, we suspect he's pre-teething..... hopefully you're not having the same problem!! :teehee:

traceleighj
10-30-2008, 08:39 AM
I'll get purple people eater started this weekend hopefully. In between trying to knit as many mini socks as possible!:yay:
Great Thanks! I will change it that you are casting on.

traceleighj
10-30-2008, 08:43 AM
Well, we suspect he's pre-teething..... hopefully you're not having the same problem!! :teehee:
That would be a feat now wouldn't it? I would say no, as I have had my wisdom teeth removed too.

traceleighj
10-30-2008, 01:26 PM
Little Bo Peep has been safely delivered to thesawat from Ravelry.

Shandeh
10-30-2008, 10:23 PM
Go Great Lakes! You're doing a wonderful job! :cheering:

momwolf
10-31-2008, 09:05 AM
I got It's Not Easy Being Green yesterday:woohoo:

traceleighj
10-31-2008, 04:15 PM
Yeah!!! Another Blanket traveled safely!:woot:

I said we would do 2 new blankets but, I have decided we need a seasonal themed blanket so I would like to start "Winter Wonderland" Think winter colors like blue and white.......anyone want in?

momwolf
10-31-2008, 04:25 PM
I do I do:cheering::cheering:

traceleighj
10-31-2008, 04:31 PM
You got it! :thumbsup:

traceleighj
11-01-2008, 10:35 PM
Here is a blanket update:
Not Easy Being Green and Peppy Pastels are full of knitters. PPE needs one more knitter and Winter Wonderland has 4 spaces available.

Let me know if you are interested!
Rainbow Brite was mailed today to Baronreads... I have the tracking info (lost in the abyss known as my purse:hair: ) should we need it!

momwolf
11-02-2008, 12:52 AM
I've signed up for so many I can't remember if I signed up for this one:doh:If I'm not on the list will you put me on please. I just checked the list and I am NOT on this one yet,so sign me up Traciehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_111.gif

Mulderknitter
11-02-2008, 12:38 PM
You can put me on Winter Wonderland. Blues and whites right? i've got oodles of that!:yay:

traceleighj
11-02-2008, 04:39 PM
Thanks Mulder and Momwolf. Now, we have 3 available spots on Winter Wonderland.

traceleighj
11-04-2008, 02:14 PM
Thanks Mulder and Momwolf. Now, we have 3 available spots on Winter Wonderland.
Make that 2- jlewismuth from Rav just joined!

traceleighj
11-05-2008, 08:51 AM
Hi all! Rainbow Brite was safely received by Baronreads on 11/4/08.

Can everyone who is working on a blanket now take a picture of it when they are done? I've been a little lax on that and want to get some new ones up! Thanks:notworthy:

Mulderknitter
11-05-2008, 09:47 PM
I finally finished casting on for purple people eater. been a bit busy around here!
my part is almost 4 1/2 inches, due to the pattern and my lack of paying attention. Hope that's ok!
who's next????:yay:

traceleighj
11-06-2008, 08:58 AM
I finally finished casting on for purple people eater. been a bit busy around here!
my part is almost 4 1/2 inches, due to the pattern and my lack of paying attention. Hope that's ok!
who's next????:yay:
I will check.....I am not sure as the next knitter is a Rav gal and she is getting 2 blankets, so not sure if she will want another. The next 2 peeps are from Rav, but they are both at my knit night tonight so I will check it out and let you know tonight.

Mulderknitter
11-08-2008, 02:47 PM
Purple People Eater went out today! conf # 0308 1400 0001 8953 9898
:woohoo:

momwolf
11-10-2008, 10:04 AM
I finished It's Not Easy Being Green:woot:Who gets it next?

traceleighj
11-10-2008, 10:11 AM
Oooh! Pretty! I will check with the next knitter and let you know.

BTW- Little Boy Blue is DONE!!! That means we have our first completed blanket! Once my camera charges up, I will post a picture.

monzogary
11-10-2008, 10:32 AM
I have not been feeling so great after I had company last week and didn't get Butterfly Meadow sent out as planned. Would anybody mind if I wait to send it to Momwolf for a week or so? I am also knitting the mini socks for troops that I have to mail to her when they are done, and if I sent them all in the same box it would save on some shipping costs for me. If we need to keep it moving more quickly, I will understand and get it sent sooner, jlmk!

traceleighj
11-10-2008, 11:21 AM
Monzogary-
I think this would be fine! Thanks for letting us know you still had it! I am sure Momwolf would be willing to wait for a few mini socks!

momwolf
11-10-2008, 11:59 AM
Fine with me:hug:

traceleighj
11-10-2008, 08:15 PM
I finished It's Not Easy Being Green:woot:Who gets it next?
I sent you a PM with the details!

traceleighj
11-10-2008, 08:29 PM
We have a new knitter on the team!!!:woohoo:
Welcome to mapletree1234!

mapletree1234
11-10-2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks! I'm so excited to join this knit-along!

Laura

momwolf
11-12-2008, 12:36 PM
Sent out It's Not Easy Being Green today:woot:
Confirmation number 03071790000481054342

Shandeh
11-13-2008, 08:06 AM
Go Great Lakes! :woohoo:

Ladybug Lady
11-14-2008, 09:34 AM
Cottonball was mailed Wednesday night. I got conf, the number is in my purse if we need it. I've got pics on my digi camera, which is right by the computer, but as of yet, they haven't osmosisized onto the PC! lol Maybe this weekend.......

traceleighj
11-14-2008, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the update! I know how the picture thing goes...my vacation pictures are still stuck!

momwolf
11-14-2008, 10:26 AM
Winter Wonderland is ready to be mailed today to Mulderknitter if you are ready?

Mulderknitter
11-14-2008, 10:57 AM
Winter Wonderland is ready to be mailed today to Mulderknitter if you are ready?
mail away!

traceleighj
11-15-2008, 04:41 PM
Here is a picture of our first completed blanket!!:woot:

Little Boy Blue:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/3032970568_96d4e5ff30_m.jpg

Ladybug Lady
11-15-2008, 09:14 PM
YAY!!! LBB turned out so cute!! Great job everyone!

Shandeh
11-15-2008, 10:43 PM
Great job! :woohoo:

momwolf
11-17-2008, 05:43 PM
Mulder confirmation # 03071790000481054366 for Winter Wonderland:teehee:

monzogary
11-18-2008, 10:47 AM
I got Its Not Easy Being Green over the weekend. I found some green yarn and will get started on it in the next few days. Also, I will be sending Butterfly Meadow to momwolf today, since the mini socks are now being sent some where else lol.

momwolf
11-19-2008, 12:34 AM
Thanks I'll be watching for it:yay:

momwolf
11-20-2008, 05:15 PM
I got Rainbow Brite and Butterfly Meadow Today:yay:

Mulderknitter
11-20-2008, 06:45 PM
I got Winterwonderland today! Thanks Julie for the holiday-ey smelling candle! :muah:

momwolf
11-20-2008, 06:55 PM
Mulder you are welcome:teehee:

Mulderknitter
11-20-2008, 08:54 PM
Mulder you are welcome:teehee:
I needed a bit of the holiday boost, I want to surprise DH with a real xmas tree tomorrow (fake), we've never had one:blooby:

momwolf
11-20-2008, 09:14 PM
I just love the smells of Christmas:woohoo: especially a Christmas tree

traceleighj
11-21-2008, 08:36 AM
We don't have a tree this year. LY ours broke, so we fixed it up nice and gave it away. I really want one that is pre-lit. But I have to say, this will be the first year I might enjoy a tree...I have worked retail for the past 7 years and was never home, so why put it up? This year, I quit my second job :woohoo: :woot: :blooby: :balloons: so no holiday retail. Can you tell I am loving it? Plus, it opened up a TON of knitting time!

traceleighj
11-21-2008, 09:16 AM
Hey there! With all the movement on the blankets recently, I have sent out a bunch of PM's- mostly on Rav- to line up the next knitters. So, let me know when you are ready and I should have everything ready to go!

momwolf
11-24-2008, 06:16 PM
Rainbow Brite is in the mail and here is a pic,the second color is orange:doh:

traceleighj
11-24-2008, 08:31 PM
Pretty!:inlove:

momwolf
11-25-2008, 02:11 PM
Here's Butterfly Meadow,Will get it in the mail tomorrow:teehee:

Mulderknitter
11-25-2008, 08:03 PM
Here's winterwonderland, it's ready for the next knitter! Tracie, could you see if they are ready?
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b197/MulderMom/Picture241.jpg

traceleighj
11-26-2008, 08:52 AM
I am all over it Mulder...sending you a PM. The blanket looks so pretty!:inlove:

traceleighj
11-26-2008, 09:06 AM
Hi!
I have updated post 13 to reflect all of our changes- guess I have been lax lately, sorry. I also updated the blog for the lists as well as added the pictures! Way to go, they look so pretty!

Shandeh
11-26-2008, 02:13 PM
Great work everyone!! :)

Tracie, I've been bad with my blogs lately too. I'm sure it's because of the holidays and our busy lives. :hug:

Mulderknitter
11-28-2008, 05:01 PM
Winter wonderland went out today!:yay:

traceleighj
12-02-2008, 09:43 PM
Hi Everybody! In the past few weeks, we have had 3 newbie knitters join our little family :woot: . So, in honor of that, I have added 2 more blankets....Berry Bliss and Sunny Daze. Let me know if you want in.

traceleighj
12-04-2008, 02:49 PM
Not much activity here....everyone must be busy with holiday knitting. mine goes more like :frog:

Only 2 spots on Berry Bliss open and Sunny Daze is still available too.

Shandeh
12-05-2008, 11:11 AM
Gosh, I've been busy too. I'm looking forward to January, when all this holiday stuff is DONE! :doh:

traceleighj
12-05-2008, 02:26 PM
I know! I just got a nice big box from Knit Picks with some goodies for me- the Augona Laptop Bag and the Andean Chullo hat...all for me:woot: with last year's Christmas $$. I want to knit those instead of this blanket for my newphew-on-the-way.....

mapletree1234
12-07-2008, 02:18 PM
I received Winter Wonderland yesterday. I'll finish it ASAP!

Laura

traceleighj
12-08-2008, 08:55 AM
LMK when you are done with WW, I am checking on the next knitter now.

traceleighj
12-08-2008, 09:00 AM
Hi gang! Our 2 new blankets are filled up, if anyone still wants to join a blanket, let me know and I will add some more!

Mulderknitter
12-09-2008, 06:48 PM
I rec'd Rainbow brite today, soooo pretty! will post pics when done w/ my section.

traceleighj
12-10-2008, 08:53 AM
I rec'd Rainbow brite today, soooo pretty! will post pics when done w/ my section.
Yeah! I can't wait to see pictures!

Mulderknitter
12-10-2008, 07:25 PM
:waving: Here is the pic of Rainbow Brite:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b197/MulderMom/Picture249.jpg
She is ready for the next knitter, if you could check on her please Tracie?

traceleighj
12-11-2008, 08:45 AM
Oooohhh! Pretty!!:inlove:

I am one step ahead of you on the next knitter...will PM you.

ArtLady1981
12-11-2008, 09:15 AM
WOW! LOVE IT!!!!!

momwolf
12-11-2008, 10:13 AM
That turned out really pretty :yay::muah:

Mulderknitter
12-12-2008, 03:12 PM
I sent Rainbow Brite to Monzogary today!:yay:

momwolf
12-17-2008, 04:46 PM
I got Purple People Eater today:yay:

traceleighj
12-17-2008, 07:13 PM
Yeah! You are the last on the list and we have another finished blanket!! That will make the third. My knitting group also knit hats at our November meeting so I have those to donate along with our blankets. I can't wait to make this delivery. Way to go everyone- thanks for all of your hard work.

momwolf
12-17-2008, 07:38 PM
Tracie was just reading your blog and had to comment on your newest addition :roflhard: My husband has one too and I call it the snorkel:roflhard: The dogs would growl at him at first:roflhard: But they DO WORK:woohoo::woot: Sleep is good:yay:

Mulderknitter
12-17-2008, 09:38 PM
Tracie was just reading your blog and had to comment on your newest addition :roflhard: My husband has one too and I call it the snorkel:roflhard: The dogs would growl at him at first:roflhard: But they DO WORK:woohoo::woot: Sleep is good:yay:
I read your blog too and i wish my DH would get one. maybe he could move back from the couch then!:roflhard:

traceleighj
12-18-2008, 09:02 AM
Isn't that funny? It DOES work, DH still remains unconvinced however. I HATE to say I told you so.....(what am I saying I LOVE it) The first night was spooky though, I couldn't stand it- I woke up all night because it was SO QUIET.

Mulder- if you want to get one for DH, do what I did. Make a video of him sleeping and play it for him. He was shocked and couldn't believe how loud he was. The next day, he called the doctor, a week later had a sleep study scheduled. I felt kind of bad b/c my fun was his pain...:roflhard: .

The downside? Now every night he does the "Luke I am your Father. Come to the darkside." Sure, funny the first night.......

traceleighj
12-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Hello everyone! I just wanted to wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas!

Thanks to all of you for all of the hard work on our Oddball Baby Blankets! :notworthy:
Tracie

momwolf
12-23-2008, 05:14 AM
Here is a Pic of Purple People Eater,purple is a hard color to take pic of, but believe me the blanket is purple. I was waiting to send it to you Tracie till I got address for preemie blanket I have to mail also but seems we are having trouble getting address so will mail this out after Christmas.

traceleighj
12-23-2008, 04:23 PM
Thanks Momwolf! No rush on that! Enjoy your holiday.

babsnelson
12-27-2008, 01:28 PM
Hey there knitters!! Just to let you all know - I'm casting on Berry Bliss today! I needed to take a break from my holiday knitting before I started it. I think I can manage some mindless knitting now!!:thumbsup:

traceleighj
12-27-2008, 04:49 PM
Thanks Babsnelson! I will also be casting on for Sunny Daze.....

Shandeh
12-27-2008, 09:12 PM
Congratulations to all of you for your hard work this year! :cheering:

And an extra round of applause to traceleighj for handling the Midwest Great Lakes Region!

:cheering: :heart: :muah: :heart: :cheering:

Mulderknitter
12-27-2008, 10:45 PM
If you need a knitter on any of the new blankets, go ahead and add me. I'm open now that the holiday's are over:yay:

traceleighj
12-28-2008, 06:20 PM
If you need a knitter on any of the new blankets, go ahead and add me. I'm open now that the holiday's are over:yay:

Thanks Mulder! As soon as I have the location of all blankets, I will add a couple more.

I know some of the blankets were moving before and I just don't know if they were sent/received. If you have a blanket, could you please let me know, just so I can make sure who has them? Thanks everyone...here is the list that I have so far:

Butterfly Meadow- Crystal1615 (Rav)
Cottonball- Crystal1615 (Rav)
Rainbow Brite- ??
Not Easy Being Green- ??
Purple People Eater- Momwolf is sending to traceleighj
Peppy Pastels- thesawat
Winter Wonderland- ??
Berry Bliss- Babsnelson
Sunny Daze- traceleighj

traceleighj
01-02-2009, 04:50 PM
Hello and Happy New Year!

I have been busy trying to get everything situated in my Knitting life- and I have made some progress- updating Rav with pictures and the like. I have a picture of Sunny Daze:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/3161008162_8f49048874_m.jpg

And I will be passing to BBQknits from Rav on Thursday night.

Anyone have a location on Not Easy Being Green, Winter Wonderland or Rainbow Brite?

momwolf
01-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Tracie Purple People Eater went out in the mail today to you:yay:

traceleighj
01-06-2009, 09:40 PM
Tracie Purple People Eater went out in the mail today to you:yay:
Thanks so much for letting me know! I can't wait to see it. Thursday for sure!!!!

traceleighj
01-07-2009, 11:24 PM
Well Momwolf, how about today? The package arrived safe at my house today. PPE is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the treats too! I was very excited for the magazine, thanks so much!!! I will get the border done and post pictures- I have to take a pic of Little Bo Peep as she is done as well! That makes 3 completed and I am going to receive one more tomorrow night I believe......Yeah!
It's so fun to get to see the finished products. Thanks everyone for all of your hard work:notworthy: I look forward to more success with our project in 2009. Watch soon for more blankets to be posted.

Shandeh
01-10-2009, 07:03 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/waving/1.gif IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! http://bestsmileys.com/waving/1.gif

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

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

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

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

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

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