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Old 02-25-2007, 10:19 PM   #101
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Originally Posted by lestrella
I was hoping that you guys were going to meet around here so I can join you too. Tomorrow is the only morning that I have free this week. Maybe when lissalue is ready to give it to me, she can use that as an excuse to meet with us.

The Afghan is looking nice. I like your color combination. How many skeins of yarns did you use for your 3 inchs? What kind?
I'm sorry lestrella! I'm just being a silly lazy girl this week. I'm pooped. Hopefully, when lissalue is finished with her knitting, the three of us can meet together again. That would be nice.

Thanks for the compliment on the afghan. It's just your basic garter stitch, and I've only knit 1 1/2 inches. (I want to add another 1 1/2 inches at the bottom with the same yarn when it's complete.)

I used one skein of a variegated yarn I received from that lady who works for a yarn company. (Remember she gave me 200 skeins of yarn for charity knitting?) It's called "Classic Worsted", but I don't know what brand of yarn it is. The label is just a simple white tag. I do know that it is an acrylic/wool blend, similar to Plymouth Encore or Lion Brand Wool-Ease. It has a nice sheen to it, and was easy to work with.

If anyone needs a skein of this yarn for the blanket, just let me know, and I'll mail it to you. The yarn is supposed to be used for charity, after all.



Here are some other colors of the same yarn:
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:41 PM   #102
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Does it matter what colors of yarn we use or what fibers?
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:01 PM   #103
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The yarn needs to be washable, the color is up to you.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:06 PM   #104
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Originally Posted by Lucy Fan
Does it matter what colors of yarn we use or what fibers?
Any color of yarn is JUST FINE! In fact, the more colorful, the better. It will just add to the character of the blanket. Just use a yarn that is in your stash.

Make sure the yarn is washable. Acrylic is fine. So is an acrylic/wool blend. We just want the blanket to be easy to take care of.

Also, remember to use a worsted weight yarn, so the blanket keeps its shape and consistent size throughout. It might have a few rows that are knit tighter or looser, but I think that will even out at the end.

We have planned on each person knitting for 3 inches, but PLEASE don't feel pressured to knit that amount. You may only be able to knit a few rows. That's just fine. I'm sure we'll have some other knitters available to add more rows if necessary.

Yay for all our Oddball Blanket Knitters!!!
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:20 PM   #105
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I just started a blog about our blanket!
http://oddball-blanket.blogspot.com/

I'll post updates as we get them.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:28 PM   #106
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Remember she gave me 200 skeins of yarn for charity knitting?
TWO HUNDRED???!
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:51 AM   #107
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Yeah, can you believe it?

Here's the photos of the yarn she gave me.

Jan, I know you do a lot of charity knitting too. I'll be glad to send you some skeins.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:25 AM   #108
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Yeah, can you believe it?

Here's the photos of the yarn she gave me.

Jan, I know you do a lot of charity knitting too. I'll be glad to send you some skeins.
Holy stash, Batman! I must plan another trip back home soon.


But seriously, I'm so excited to be part of your project!
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Originally Posted by Shandeh
Yeah, can you believe it?

Here's the photos of the yarn she gave me.

Jan, I know you do a lot of charity knitting too. I'll be glad to send you some skeins.
Holy cats!! If you have more than you want I'd be glad to take some off your hands. I don't like fuzzy or too thin yarns though.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:07 AM   #110
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The blanket looks great Sandy. You have done a great job getting this together. The map is a great idea.


I wish I could travel around with it. I guess in a way I will be.
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