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Old 07-01-2009, 10:33 PM   #151
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It's GORGEOUS!!!

Thank you (and your family) SO MUCH for taking the photo for us.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:18 PM   #152
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My kids have gotten used to me taking pictures of my knitting projects. They are usually the ones behind the camera while I model my finished projects. The brick on my house makes a pretty backdrop too!

I did start my section tonight and will probably finish tomorrow. I'll try to get an updated picture posted on Friday.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:32 PM   #153
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I finished my section today!

I used Vanna's Choice (Colonial Blue) and worked the Broken Diagonal Check pattern from the book knit & purl.



My section looks small...it was a 14-row pattern...but I think it's about the same size as some of the sections. We didn't want to stretch out the blanket too much at the top so the stitches wouldn't come off the needles.



A close-up of the pattern:




I also wove in the dangling ends from previous knitters. I have heard that this saves the last knitter (or the person who does the border) a ton of time when finishing up!

On it goes to the next knitter!
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:52 AM   #154
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Gorgeous!
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I also wove in the dangling ends from previous knitters. I have heard that this saves the last knitter (or the person who does the border) a ton of time when finishing up!
Thanks so much for doing that!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:05 PM   #155
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Just wondered where this blanket is now?? Is it finished yet? Just hadn't heard anything in a while. Becky
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:10 AM   #156
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Hi Becky!

The blanket is here at my house...."on deck"....waiting for me to finish it up. I recently finished our large Oddball Blanket #5, and will be finishing up another big blanket soon. I have 3 other large ones, and the orphan blanket still to finish.

I wish we could have a big get-together at my house so everyone could come and help work on them!

Our blankets are all too big to mail to knitters now. The postage is just too high for packages this large.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:47 PM   #157
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Hi Becky!

The blanket is here at my house...."on deck"....waiting for me to finish it up. I recently finished our large Oddball Blanket #5, and will be finishing up another big blanket soon. I have 3 other large ones, and the orphan blanket still to finish.

I wish we could have a big get-together at my house so everyone could come and help work on them!

Our blankets are all too big to mail to knitters now. The postage is just too high for packages this large.
I've wondered about this. I work on the pet snuggles, but often wondered how expensive it would be to mail a full size blanket. So, if you don't mail them, how do they get from one place to another??
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They WERE mailed....several times, from knitter to knitter.
Blanket #1 - mailed 26 times
Blanket #2 - mailed 20 times
Blanket #3 - mailed 23 times
Blanket #4 - mailed 24 times
Blanket #5 - mailed 25 times
Lapghan #1 - mailed 17 times
Lapghan #2 - mailed 16 times
Orphan Blanket - mailed 21 times
But, now the blankets are so big, that the postage was getting ridiculous. So, now I am knitting more sections to make them long enough, then adding a crochet border.

There will be a final mailout, of course....when they are sent to charities. Hopefully, I'll be able to afford that!
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They're all so beautiful!
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Sandy,

I would like to help pay for the mailing of one of these huge blankets. You have worked so tirelessly for so long that it is the least I can do. I will send you a check next week.

Thanks, again, for all that you have done, and will continue to do, for so many! You're an Angel!
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