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Old 03-11-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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Our 1st Oddball Charity Blanket is a Celebrity!
Our 1st Oddball Charity Blanket has a gig!!!

I asked my cousin if I could take our blanket to her yarn shop (Cottage Yarn), so that customers could see the blanket, read the journal, and maybe knit a few rows while they were there. I'll get a couple skeins of yarn at the shop, and put them with the blanket.

She agreed!

So, if anyone did not get to participate in the knit-along, feel free to go to Cottage Yarn in Mint Hill, North Carolina. You'll be able to see our beautiful blanket in person, and add your own touch as well! You can knit a few rows, and write a short message in the journal.

Some of you may not know what our Oddball Charity Blanket actually is. It's a blanket that we mailed from person to person, all over the USA, with each person knitting for 3 inches. It's almost complete now, but needs about 12 more inches of knitting. It's too expensive to mail now, so this is the perfect way to complete our blanket, and get exposure for our forum project as well!

The blanket will be given to charity when it is finished.

Have fun!

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Old 03-11-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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By the way, I forgot to mention that I will be taking the blanket to the shop this Thursday afternoon, March 13th.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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What a great idea to take it to the yarn shop!
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thanks Mariblue! I was just so happy that she agreed to let me bring it there!
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:02 PM   #5
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That's amazing Shandeh! I wish I lived in NC and I would come and knit the rest of the 12 inches for you....or at least a few.
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That looks amazing. I am sure it will get finished very soon. Great work.
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That's amazing Shandeh! I wish I lived in NC and I would come and knit the rest of the 12 inches for you....or at least a few.
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Sandy - that is such an inspirational idea.

I suggested to a friend who works at my LYS about starting a blanket for charity that anyone who comes in the shop can work on.

Can you imagine how many blankets could be made if every YS did this? That would be phenomenal.

Anyone else interested in bringing this idea to the folks at their LYS?
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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Sandy that's a wonderful idea! You'll have to let us know how it goes and how quickly it gets finished!
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Oh wow how pretty!!! I wish I could contirbute by knitting a few myself but I'm in Canada and don't travel well

What an awesome idea!!!
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